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Most of you here probably know me from my near 40 years in the Martial Arts, and my Action Movie Career. As an only son, for the last 10 years I’ve been focused on taking care of my ailing Mother who passed in 2014 at 89 Years old, and most recently my 94 year old Father passed from end stage Parkinson’s. He was interred at Arlington Nation Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Now that I have moved to my home in Florida, I want to reach out to my International Friends and fans and get involved while continuing to pursue my passion for Martial Arts, helping implement Children programs (after school programs and Martial Arts in-school classes), Refugee and Environmental issues around the world.

As my duties as a devoted son have now been fulfilled, I look forward to making appearances at events, and showing up to support causes and making a difference. My family is all of you, and I look forward to what the future brings!  Please join my mailing list, visit my blog and keep in touch.  Use the contact form below to reach me or on the various QR Code images on the site to contact me at any time.

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Grand Master Loren Avedon ~ The King of The Kickboxers!

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GRAND MASTER LOREN R AVEDON – CURRICULUM VITAE

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EDUCATION:

  • –  Graduated Beverly Hills High School ~ 1980
  • –  Santa Monica College ~ 1980 – 1982
  • –  UCLA – Major: Psychology > Minor: Economics ~ 1982 – 1984
  • –  Acting for Film & TV (Stanislavski / Meisner technique) ~ 1985 – 1990
  • –  Landmark Education (Ontology) Completed Curriculum for Living ~ 1997 – 1999
  • –  Kukkiwon World Olympic Tae Kwon Do Headquarters – Master 6th degree Black Belt 1985 ~ present
  • –  International Referee W.T.F. (World Tae Kwon Do Federation) 2002 ~ present
  • –  (I.H.A.) Hap Ki Do Grand Master 9th degree Black Belt – 2009
  • –  (U.S.T.F.) Tae Kwon Do Grand Master 9th degree Black Belt – 2017

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • –  Triad Artists Agency (William Morris) Literary Properties librarian ~ 1980 – 1982
  • –  Martial Arts Instructor / Sales Manager–Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do Center ~ 1983 – 1990
  • –  Action Karate & Fitness Centers – Owner and Master Instructor ~ Northridge and Orange, California ~ 1990 – 1994
  • –  International Master Instructor Certification Seminars – Ongoing seminars and belt testings, competitor training for Master level students and their pupils and school owners http://usta.tkdsport.com ~ ongoing
  • –  Motion Picture Production – Avedon Productions ~ Film Distribution / International Sales and Acquisitions – MFI Int’l Distribution & B.M. International (Buyer – U.S.A/Korea) ~ 1995 – 1999
  • –  City of Redondo Beach, California Youth Commissioner ~ 2006 – 2009
  • –  Malama Martial Arts Hawaii – after school martial arts programs Founder/Master Instructor ~ 2010 – 2012
  • –  General Manager and Master Instructor of The Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation, inc. ~ 2010 – 2012
  • –  ACTOR / FILM MAKER / V.O. ARTIST / EMMY AWARD WINNING STUNT MAN: Produced and Starred in more than 25 action films, and 100+ episodic TV shows shot in the USA, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Thailand, Middle East, Africa  ~ 1986 to present

ENTREPENEUREAL EXPERIENCE:

  • –  President and Founder of INFOTECH INTERNATIONAL INC.: E-commerce provider, software development, web hosting, coding, programming, Shopping cart and Secure Form technology developer, internet e-commerce pioneer. –  2000+ business clients ~ 1997 to 2010
  • –  E-commerce marketing brand and efficiency consultant ~ 1997 to present (clients confidential)
  • –  Action Karate & Fitness Centers – Owner and Master Instructor ~ Northridge and Orange, California ~ 1990 – 1994
  • –  Residential Real Estate Investor – Developer: California, Hawaii, Florida ~ ongoing
  • –  U.N. News – http://www.unnewsusa.com  Reporter/Journalist/Writer {Society / Arts / Events / Sports columns} ~ 2000 to present
  • –  Film Festival Programmer (Method Fest Film Festival L.A.) – Stanislavski Meisner Acting Method Coach for Film and TV coach: courses included scene study, cold reading, characterization & audition technique(s) ~ 2006 – 2008
  • –  Speaker / Event Organizer / Non-Profit Administrator ~ Guardian Ad litem – ongoing
  • –  Feature Film Producer Screen Writer – “The Silent Force” – “Deadly Ransom” + 25 independent films with combined international gross sales of $150MM + ongoing
  • –  Penn Hawaii Youth program Chief Instructor PROGRAM developer ~ Presided over 2010 graduating class
  • –  Event Promoter “Just Scrap” Hawaii Prodigy MMA event promotions ~ 2010 – 2011

INT’L TITLES / AWARDS / MARTIAL ART CREDENTIALS / CERTIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

  • International Competition and World Championship Sports Experience:
    39 years of experience in the Olympic sport and Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do. GM Avedon trained, taught and coached World Championship Gold Medal competitors in different martial arts styles in the countries of Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, United States, Canada, Central and South America from 1992 to present. – As a Former Master Instructor of two Martial Arts Studios in California; Action Karate and Fitness Center Orange, CA., Northridge Tae Kwon Do Center GM Avedon developed champions

*    South America WTF (World Tae Kwon Do Federation) Tournament director 2006 – 2009

*    Championship competitors: Junior and Senior students / competitors (Masters) credit Master Avedon for their California and Nevada State Championship Titles, US Junior & Senior National Championship Titles & World Titles, including Olympic Medalists.

*    Senior Students of Master Avedon include the current President of the Peruvian Tae Kwon Do Federation Javier Benitez (5th degree Hap Ki Do Black Belt under Master Avedon), and Master Mihai Valeriu of Whittier, California (5th degree Hap Ki Do Black Belt under Master Avedon) www.mmafc.com

*    Martial Arts Titles and Credentials:

– Secretary General of the United States Tae Kwon Do Association & U.S.T.F. United States Tae Kwon Do Federation

– Former USAT MAC (USA Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Commission) California Commissioner

– President of the Promotion Division of the Korea Tae Kwon Do Association in the USA

– Certified International Referee (IR) for the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (Official Olympic Sport)

– Certified International Referee (IR) for the International Hap Ki Do Association

– Head Coach US Eagles Tae Kwon Do demonstration team

– President of the International Hap Ki Do Association & United States Tae Kwon Do Federation

– Advisory Board Member of the California Youth Karate Club, inc. a 501 c3 non-profit organization dedicated to youth programs for at risk youth, and inner city schools.

– Member of the Pan American Tae Kwon Do Union

SPECIAL AWARDS:

*    – World Peace Ambassador for the U.N. (N.G.O.) I.A.E.W.P. (United Nations National Governing Organization International Association of Educators for World Peace)

*   – 2007 Emmy Award winning Stuntman (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences)

*   – Numerous Awards and Certificates of Merit, Appreciation and Commendations from the A.A.U., W.T.F., K.T.A., Kukkiwon, Los Angeles City & County, California State Senate, United States Congress, United States Senate, and the President of the United States of America.

MARTIAL ARTS DEGREES:

*    9th degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do (International Hap Ki Do Association)

*    9th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (United States Tae Kwon Do Federation)

*    6th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (Kukkiwon – Seoul, Korea)

*    2nd degree Black Belt in Moo Do Kwan (International Tae Kwon Do Federation)

  • Movies, Television, Events and more:
    GM Loren Avedon has worked in the film and television industry since he was the 5 year old Carnation milk kid in 1967. He has worked all over the world in Films, Television and Commercials, including Hong Kong, Thailand, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, South America. GM Loren Avedon is Action Martial Arts Star, film maker, choreographer and action specialist. He has extensive experience in front of and behind the camera in many departments, and has discovered and influenced some of the greatest athletes and stunt professionals in the world. His knowledge and easy going character inspire confidence and exemplify excellence and perfection while maintaining the highest safety standards at events, tournament competition, ppv events, movies/tv, and live events around the world. His presence ensures fair play at the many international tournaments, seminars and events he has organized, officiated, MC’d, produced, promoted, organized, coached, administrated, and coordinated.

COMMENDATIONS / ORGANIZATIONS / RANK / POSITION:

More than 15 commendations and awards of merit and appreciation for dedication to Tae Kwon Do Culture and the promotion of the Martial Arts from the Kukkiwon in Seoul, Korea, and by various UN NGO’s for service to World Peace and the promotion of Martial Arts culture and children’s programs.

  • – WORLD PEACE AMBASSADOR – U.N. (NGO) International Association of Educators for World Peace – (ECOSOC) UNDPI, UNICEF, UNICED & UNESCO
  • –  INTERNATIONAL REFEREE – Licensed by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation for Olympic, Pan-Am, and worldwide tournament competition events
  • – TAE KWON DO GRAND MASTER INSTRUCTORS CERTIFICATION – licensed by Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do H.Q. Seoul, Korea – U.S.T.F. HQ – Los Angeles, CA
  • – INTERNATIONAL HAP KI DO ASSOCIATION – Secretary General – President – Promotions and Competition Division – Regional Competition Director for North and South America – H.Q. – LA, CA
  • – UNITED STATES TAE KWON DO FEDERATION – Secretary General Promotions Division – President Emeritus Olympic Competition Division North and South America– H.Q. – Los Angeles, CA
  • – FOUNDER/GRAND MASTER – Malama Martial Arts after school programs Pahoa Hawaii
  • – YOUTH COMMISSIONER – City of Redondo Beach California 2006–2009
  • – C.Y.K.C. Board Member 2002-2009
  • – LA County Sheriff Dept .– United Peace Officers against Crime youth coordinator 2002-2009
  • – UNITED STATES NATIONAL DEFENSE CORPS – Colonel / Vice Commander – TK Division – SEMO/FEMA support group per National Security Directive 259, National Incident Management System

GOALS:

  • –  to be of service to my fellow man
  • –  create abundance and prosperity for myself and others responsibly
  • –  to consistently be a good role model and sportsman
  • –  constantly learn and grow as a human being devoting myself to just causes and encouraging the development of all mankind through peaceful means
  • –  teach and promote Martial Arts after school programs throughout the world
  • –  create development of sportsmanship through the Martial Arts
  • –  organize international sports / martial arts events that raise awareness and open communications between all nations and cultures
  • –  support world peace by volunteering for international aid organizations
  • –  raise funds for causes that will eliminate hunger, violence, and hate
  • –  help children in our nation and underdeveloped nations receive education, health care and job skills

Currently residing in Clearwater, Florida