Master Dana Vaillancourt

Vaillancourt’s Korean Martial Arts

8th dan Tang Soo Do, 8th dan Taekwondo

1st dan Hapkido Sun Moo Kwan

39+ years experience in Korean Martial Arts

Grand Master Dana Vaillancourt, who holds 8th Dan ranking in the traditional arts of Tang Soo Do and Taekwondo,

recently traveled to Maine from his home in Washington, D.C., to test Masters George Manlove and Joel Gilbert for 5th Dan in Taekwondo.

Both successfully passed the exam and earned their promotion.  On behalf of Masters Manlove and Gilbert and the

Gilbert’s Korean Martial Arts, we thank GM Vaillancourt for his ongoing mentoring, encouragement, and leadership in traditional martial arts training!


Master George Manlove

4th dan Tang Soo Do, 5th dan Taekwondo & Kukkiwon

Dan Bon #16834 (under Jae Joon Kim)

35 years training in Korean martial arts (1981)

Contact Information:

Black Bear Taekwondo
Attention: George Manlove
University of Maine Student Recreation and Fitness Center,  Orono, Maine
(207) 458-9296       Email:

Grandmaster KIM Joong Young

World Taekwondo Chang Moo Kwan

9th Dan, President of World Taekwondo Changmookwan Federation