Velocity Taekwondo is co-owned by Danielle Pelham and her father David Pelham. Danielle is the 2009 WTF World Champion, 2009 USAT female athlete of the year, 2010 World Cup Team Member, 2015 African Games Bronze Medalist. David Pelham is a USAT certified level 2 coach and 2009 level 2 coach of the year. Velocity has developed programs that put a premium on fitness while helping students of all ages and fitness levels learn at their own pace. Children will learn Taekwondo through our traditional program, while experienced practitioners can advance their skills and fitness through our sport Taekwondo or MMA programs. Velocity is home to athletes who compete on various US National Teams and for many different countries.
Team Velocity Competition Taekwondo
Our competition team is a proven World Class program designed for those that have a desire to compete at the highest National and International level. Because of the high skill requirement our adult and teen competition team is open to Blue Belts & over only and has attendance and competition requirements.
All black belt competition team members attend a yearly international open voted on by the team members, partially paid for by the Team Velocity to increase international experience and help improve world rankings. Our constant dedication to competing and training at the highest level has placed more athletes on National teams and on the podium at world class events than any other school in the Northwest.
Team Velocity Past & Present Athlete Achievements:
Danielle Pelham 2004 Collegiate World Championships Bronze Medalist, 2009 World Championships Gold Medalist, 2015 African Games Bronze Medalist, 2016 Rio Olympic Qualifier Bronze Medalist, Multi Time US National Team, AAU National Team & Collegiate National Team Member
Richard Chung USA 2014 Cadet World Championship National Team Member, 2014 US Open Gold Medalist
Jon Marc Cortez AAU National Team Member, 2010 USA U-24 National Team Member, 4 time Jr. Black Belt Festival Champion
Nicole Vancleave USA 2010 Jr. World Championship National Team Member
Kiana Lo USA 2008 Jr. National Team Member, USA 2009 Senior National B-Team
Christian Valencia 2008 USA Collegiate World Championship National Team Member, 2008 Olympic Team Trials athlete, AAU National Team Member
Coach David Pelham is the head coach of Team Velocity, he has coached athletes to 22 different USA National Team spots. This does not include the multiple National and International Medals won by his athletes and Multiple Washington State Championship medalists. David was the 2009 USA Developmental Coach of the year. Team Velocity is the most successful Taekwondo Competition Team in Washington State history.