Modern Sport Taekwondo 401

Launching Fall 2023 - Winning at the world level

Modern Sport Taekwondo 401 'Taking on the World' is suitable for all sport taekwondo practitioners who have completed level 101, 201 & 301, and will teach you the next steps needed for the sport in 2023 and beyond. Once you complete 401 you can move on to final level! See the full curriculum below for the complete listing of all the lessons and activities you will undertake during the interactive 21 week duration of this exceptional course.

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About this course

  • Course Level

    This course is a USA Taekwondo Degree Level course. There will be five levels initially, of which this is level four. If you complete and pass the course you will receive a framed diploma and exclusive apparel relevant to your level. As you pass each specific section within the degree curriculum you will be able to download a certificate related to that topic.

  • Course Duration

    There are 21 weeks of content in this course, broken up into hundreds of individual sections (exact number tbc). New lessons are released every seven days from sign up until you have completed the entire curriculum. You can take the course at your own pace, if it takes you longer than 21 weeks that's fine. Don't rush through it, take time to practise each lesson.

  • Course Assessment

    As you progress you will need to pass a quiz about what you just learned in each video. Once you have completed all the lessons and quizzes you will take a final exam made up of a written section and a practical exam, where you will submit a video demonstrating what you have learned, which will be graded by University coaches. This final examination determines whether you pass or fail. One free retake is available.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week 1 - Drawback Tutorial

    • Lesson 1 - Drawback Intro

    • Lesson 2 - Drawback Variations

    • Lesson 3 - Drawback Tactical Examples

  • 2

    Week 2: Forcing a Penalty

    • Forcing a Penalty - Lesson 2

    • Lesson 1 - Forcing a Penalty

  • 3

    Week 3: Short to Long

    • Lesson 1 - Short to Long

    • Lesson 2 - Short to Long

    • Lesson 3 - Short to Long

    • Lesson 4 - Short to Long

  • 4

    Week 4: Transition Point

    • Lesson 1 - Transition Point

    • Lesson 2 - Transition Point

    • Lesson 3 - Transition Point

    • Lesson 4 - Transition Point

    • Lesson 5 - Transition Point

  • 5

    Week 5: Corner Tactics

    • Lesson 1 - Corner Tactics

    • Lesson 2 - Corner Tactics

    • Lesson 3 - Corner Tactics

    • Lesson 4 - Corner Tactics

  • 6

    Week 6: Tactics Against Lead Leg

    • Lesson 1 - Tactics Against Lead Leg

    • Lesson 2 - Tactics Against Lead Leg

    • Lesson 3 - Tactics Against Lead Leg

    • Lesson 4 - Tactics Against Lead Leg

  • 7

    Week 7: Changing Placement

    • Lesson 1 - Changing Placement

    • Lesson 2 - Changing Placement

    • Lesson 3 - Changing Placement

    • Lesson 4 - Changing Placement

  • 8

    Week 8: Offline

    • Lesson 1 - Offline

    • Lesson 2 - Offline

    • Lesson 3 - Offline

    • Lesson 4 - Offline

  • 9

    Week 9 - Direct Kicks

    • Lesson 1 - Direct Kicks

    • Lesson 2 - Direct Kicks

    • Lesson 3 - Direct Kicks

    • Lesson 4 - Direct Kicks

  • 10

    Week 10: Manipulation

    • Lesson 1 - Manipulation

    • Lesson 2 - Manipulation

    • Lesson 3 - Manipulation

    • Lesson 4 - Manipulation

  • 11

    Week 11: Daedo Scoring

    • Lesson 1 - Daedo Scoring

    • Lesson 2 - Daedo Scoring

    • Lesson 3 - Daedo Scoring

    • Lesson 4 - Daedo Scoring

    • Lesson 5 - Daedo Scoring

  • 12

    Week 12: KPNP Scoring

    • Lesson 1 - KPNP Scoring

    • Lesson 2 - KPNP Scoring

    • Lesson 3 - KPNP Scoring

    • Lesson 4 - KPNP Scoring

    • Lesson 5 - KPNP Scoring

  • 13

    Week 13 Conditioning

    • Lesson 1 - Conditioning

    • Lesson 2 - Conditioning

    • Lesson 3 - Conditioning

    • Lesson 4 - Conditioning

  • 14

    Week 14: Resistance

    • Lesson 1 - Resistance

    • Lesson 2 - Resistance

    • Lesson 3 - Resistance

    • Lesson 4 - Resistance

    • Lesson 5 - Resistance

    • Lesson 6 - Resistance

  • 15

    Week 15: Distance Control & Reducing Pressure

    • Lesson 1 - Distance Control & Reducing Pressure

    • Lesson 2 - Distance Control & Reducing Pressure

    • Lesson 3 - Distance Control & Reducing Pressure

  • 16

    Finals Week

    • Modern Sport Taekwondo 401 - Final Assessment: Video Submission

    • Modern Sport Taekwondo 401 - Final Assessment: Written Test

    • Modern Sport Taekwondo 401 - Graduation

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Your taekwondo teachers for the modern game

USATKD Technical Director

Paul Green

Paul Green is an Olympic athlete and is now one of the most respected taekwondo coaches in the world, and arguably the finest mind in the game. He lives and breathes taekwondo, driving excellence in athletes through innovative drills, deeply considered tactics and techniques and a perfectionist attitude that has led to both his success as an athlete and, subsequently a resume that includes coaching athletes to gold medals at all possible levels, including multiple World and Olympic Gold medals. He is currently the Technical Director for USA Taekwondo and a key component in our drive to Dominate in '28 at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Team USA Head Coach

Gareth Brown

Gareth Brown's outstanding potential was identified by Paul Green very early in their time working together, and has emerged from Paul's mentorship as one of the finest coaches in the modern game. Day to day Gareth runs the USATKD Athlete Academy, bringing together the best athletes in the United States and turning them into world beaters. He is also the Head Coach for Team USA Taekwondo and has posted some of the most impressive results the country has seen in decades, coaching athletes to spectacular success in the Pan American Games, and helping athletes such as Anastasija Zolotic break records as the youngest ever medalist in Grand Prix history, and the youngest ever medalist in the Grand Prix Final.


  • Who is this course suitable for?

    Anyone with a basic understanding of sport taekwondo will benefit from the lessons in this course. It is recommended for black belt athletes, aged 15 and up, and you must have completed levels 101, 201 & 301.

  • How much time will I need to complete the course?

    The course lasts for 21 weeks, and you should not rush through it, taking time to absorb the information and practice the lessons with your home coach/training partner. At the end of each week you will submit a video demonstrating your learning, and take a final exam on the week's topic. At the end of the 21 weeks you will be assessed on the whole course.

  • What happens when I complete the course?

    You will be certified as a level four sport taekwondo athlete, receive a certificate of recognition, a badge on your Sport:80 membership profile and an exclusive USATKDU Student Hoodie. You will also become eligible for level 5. There will be five levels in total. Athletes who complete levels 1 to 3 will receive USA Academy Athlete status, and receive invites to exclusive training camps at a USATKD Center of Excellence. In future, these levels will be used for tournament eligibility and seeding purposes.