Brenda J. Sell is one of the first females in the United
States to rise to the level of Grandmaster. She has more than
28 years of experience in the study, training, researching,
teaching, and performing of one of the World's most effective
forms of self defense (Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan).
has pioneered the role of women in Taekwondo worldwide with her
determination to succeed and overcome the obstacles associated
with being involved in a male dominated martial art.
Brenda J. Sell with Grandmaster Edward B. Sell has established
an international Christian Black Belt Demonstration Team, called The
Sell Team. They have received assignments through the U.S.
Pentagon to perform at military installations throughout the
world. They also perform in churches and public schools using
Taekwondo to carry inspiring messages encouraging and motivating
people of all ages to "be all they can be."
- 1970 - Began
- Awarded Black Belt
- 1977 - First
female to be awarded International Referee Certification by
- 1978 - Awarded
the 4th Degree and Master rank.
- 1981 - Founder
of The Sell Team, an International Christian Demonstration
- 1983 - Debut
of International Female Competition at the 1st Pre-World Games
Seoul, Korea given in her honor.
- 1987 - Appointed
as International Referee for the First Women's World Tae Kwon
Do Championships in Barcelona Spain.
- 1988 - Awarded
Black Belt of the Decade.
- 1989 - Received
Letter of Citation from WTF for contributions to Tae Kwon Do.
- 1990 - Receives
promotion to 2nd Class International Referee, WTF.
- 1995 - First
female promoted to 7th dan.
- 1996 - Completes
(with family) first Computerized CD-ROM training system of
all WTF Taguek Poomse.
- 1996 - Ordained
as a minister.
- 1998 - 1998
received the Grandmaster Degree. Featured on the cover of Tae
Kwon Do Times.