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About Us

Strive For Excellence

Welcome to U.S.Tae Kwon Do, a World Taekwondo Federation (WT) Tae Kwon Do school. We are a world class martial arts school right here in the Tamp Bay area. We are committed to helping men, women, and children discover the endless joys and possibilities that come from studying martial arts. Learn how we are different from other Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and other martial arts schools in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area. Let us show you how we can help you and your family!

Team of athletes and master getting ready to compete in a tournament showing team spirit

Our Story

For more than 20 years, Grandmaster Lee and his student Master Vahid have been committed to helping their students excel in Tae Kwon Do while also becoming positive influences in our community.


Grand Master Lee 9th Degree Kukkiwon Black Belt Certified

• 2001 Appointed U.S. National Demonstration Team Director • Saudi Arabia National Team Head Coach (1978 to 1990) • Referee of 5th World Tae Kwon Do Championship in Denmark • Best Coach Award in 7th World Tae Kwon Do Championship • USA National Head of Team 3rd World University • USA National Head of Team 1st Mexico Open • Jury in 2000 Sydney Olympic Games; Qualifying Tournament • 2000 Jr. Olympic inTae Kwon Do; Tournament Director • Director of Tae Kwon Do Sunshine State Games for Ten Years • Lecturer in 15th International Referee Seminar in Spain • Games Referee Chairman of 3rd World University Games • Referee Chairman of 1st

Mexico Open in Acapulco

Master Vahid Smith 7th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Moo Duk Hae Certificate • 2018 Gold Medalist at the U.S. Open Hanmadang • 2015 Gold Medalist at the U.S. Open Hanmadang • Head Coach for Team U.S. Tae Kwon Do who won 22 medals at 2014 U.S. Hanmadang tournament • 2014 U.S. Hanmadang Tournament Participant • 2010 Appointed U.S. National Demonstration Team Trainer • 2010 Certified International Master • 2006 Graduated from the USF  degree in Exercise Science • 2006 USF Bulls Strength and conditioning Intern       • 2005 Captain of the U.S. National Demonstration Eagle Team

• 2004 National Demonstration Team.

In 2010 Master Vahid Smith opened U.S. Tae Kwon Do to begin his journey as Head Master to teach and spread his knowledge of  Tae Kwon Do in his very own community. 


Not only will our students learn the beautiful martial art of Tae Kwon Do, but also: Respect, Discipline, Responsibility, Commitment, Persistence, Self-Confidence, Physical Fitness, Self-Esteem,

Leadership Skills and Humility.

Let us show you how we can help you and your family!

Meet The Team

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