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Donovan Rider

About Charleston Taekwondo in Mount Pleasant, SC

Meet Donovan Rider

Owner and Chief Instructor at
Charleston Taekwondo in Mount Pleasant
5th Degree Black Belt

Master Donovan Rider is a South Carolina native, born and raised in Orangeburg, SC.

He began Taekwondo at the age of seven in 1992 and has been training and competing ever since. After earning his black belt at 10 years old, he began competing on a much more serious level looking to win National and International titles.

Master Rider competed in his first Junior National Championships in 1997 and won gold medals in both poomse as well as sparring. As a Junior competitor he went on to win a total of seven Junior National Medals with four being gold.

He competed in his first ever International competition in 2000 at the Korea Open in Seoul, South Korea and earned a bronze medal. As a junior competitor, Master Rider won 14 State Championships and in 2001 was named “Student of the Year” by the South Carolina State Taekwondo Association.

Master Donovan Rider was a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program for 6 years and retired at the rank of Sergeant. During this time his mission was to train for, compete in, and win National and International competitions with an eventual goal of making the US Olympic Team.

Throughout his career, Master Rider has been on 7 US National Teams as an athlete and once as a coach for the US Team at the 5th Military World Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2010, Master Rider, was named “Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year” by USA-Taekwondo.

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