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About Master Parnell

Master Parnell is a certified 5th Degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo. He also holds a 5th Dan Blackbelt in Haidong Gumdo, and is the Chief Master for the United states as certified by the World Haidong Gumdo federation.

Marshall Parnell's first martial arts instruction came from his father, a Special Forces Vietnam Veteran. Master Parnell's martial arts training has spanned over two decades, eight different styles, and six years as a United States Marine. In 2000, he traveled to South Korea and where he tested for his fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and obtained the title of Sabumnim, or "Master Instructor."

In 2001 he returned to South Korea to study with the Haidong Gumdo world masters and obtained the title of Sabumnim in that style (sword fighting) as well. In 2002, he became the first American to place in the HaiDong Gumdo World Championships, taking silver. At the HaiDong Gumdo World Championships in 2006, he received the "Excellent Master" award, one of only two masters in attendance to receive that prestigious award.

He now teaches in Murray, Utah and is the World Haidong Gumdo Federation Chief Master for the United States.

About our School

Our school is located in Murray UT, and is a large modern facility that can easily accommodate your every martial art need. We have a sizable pro shop for equipment, and plenty of space to stretch out and get a good work out.

Our current location for the Lotus Blossom School of Martial Arts was opened in 2007 in Murray, UT.

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