Colorado Springs, CO, December 2, 2015, Barb Kunkel, President of Academy of Life & Leadership Taekwondo, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership.
Long before opening Academy of Life & Leadership Taekwondo, Barb Kunkel enjoyed a celebrated career as one of the most respected female taekwondo practitioners in the world. Yet, she will be the first to admit that reaching this status was not an easy journey. Ms. Kunkel prepared for her career by training daily, competing nationally and working with the best coaches in the country. Now a 7th Degree Black Belt, Ms. Kunkel was one of four total athletes and one of two females in the United States to compete in the first official Olympic Taekwondo Games in 2000, which took place in Australia. She is honored to be part of the team that secured the four spots for the United States in the 2000 Olympic Games, as only six countries in the world were able to do this. She also served as the U.S. National Team Captain and the Taekwondo athlete ambassador to the Olympic Committee, as well as on the USA Taekwondo Board of Directors.