Master Nury Criollo
Master Nury Criollo was born in Quito, Ecuador. She came to the USA and started practicing Taekwondo at the age of 5 and has participated in many state and national tournaments since then. She has won several state awards throughout her competitive years and continues to develop students to compete at State, National and International competitions. She currently holds a 4th degree Kukkiwon Black Belt after studying under Grand Master Seuk Kwan Ha, 8th Degree Black Belt; Master Ha, 5th Degree at Champion Taekwondo Academy in Maryland. Master Nury Criollo has coached numerous Jr. as well as Sr. Olympic medalist and officiated National events.
After several years of teaching in various schools, Master Criollo founded Thunder Taekwondo & Martial Arts Academy Corp. in 2012. She specializes in motivating and developing young minds of toddlers ranging of the ages 2-4.
September 2012 - Kukkiwon 4th Dan Master
January 2016 - International Master Instructor Certified
- Dan Examiner License 3rd Class Certified
May/June 2016 - International Kyorugi Referee Certified
- International Poomsae Referee Certified
In January 2016 Master Nury completed the International Masters course under the Kukkiwon as well as the Kukkiwon Examiners course.
She was also selected by the Ecuadorian Taekwondo Federation to represent her National association and become a double International Referee (IR) under the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) for both Kyorugi (Sparring) and Poomsae (Forms)