Grand Master Rice, 7th Degree Black Belt

Master RiceGrand Master Instructor Ron Rice, 7th Degree Black Belt

Grand Master Rice studied under Grand Master Yong Chin Pak at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.

He initially started taking Taekwondo in Mason City through a NIACC program, reaching the rank of blue belt.  Shortly after, his instructor moved away.  After some time he was introduced to Grand Master Pak at ISU.  Grand Master Rice would come to drive to Ames two times a week for classes and eventually earned his black belt in 1984. 

Grand Master Rice started teaching at the community center in New Hampton and Charles City in the fall of 1981.  Rice Taekwondo was founded in May of 1983 at the Floyd Community Center in Floyd, IA.  In October 1989, Rice Taekwondo moved to its current Charles City, IA location. 

Grand Master Rice has received numerous awards over the years and his students have often excelled in State and National level Taekwondo competitions.  Grand Master Rice was Outstanding Alumni Leader of the Year in 1989.  One of his students is a national and collegiate national champion and has competed in the US Team Trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, as well as multiple US Olympic Sports Festivals in Minneapolis, MN and Los Angeles, CA.

 

Master Colasuonno, 3rd Degree Black Belt

Mr. ColasuonnoMaster Steve Colasuonno, 3rd Degree Black Belt

Mr. Colasuonno is the assistant instructor at Rice Taekwondo's Charles City Club.  Mr. Colasuonno has been training under Master Rice since 2003 and earning his 1st Dan in 2008.  He was appointed as assistant instructor in 2010.  Mr. Colasuonno has been recognized within Grand Master Pak's Taekwondo family for the excellence as a student and a leader.




Master Neiman, 3rd Degree Black Belt

IMG 0840Master Lee Neiman, 3rd Degree Black Belt

Master Neiman started with Rice Taekwondo when she was 15 years old.  She went to Iowa State University and studied under Grandmaster Yong Chin Pak for 4 years, where she earned her black belt.  While there she competed in Collegiate Nationals twice.

She moved to Colorado after college and worked out with a school there for about 1.5 years.  She competed in the U.S. Open and upon returning to Iowa and her sons getting older, was able to return to Rice Taekwondo.  Since then she has tested for her 2nd and 3rd degree black belts.