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María Nelly Chacín Lanza

Black Belt 7 th Dan Kukkiwon 
International Kyorugui Referee 
International Poomsae Referee 
International Taekwondo Instructor 
Official Induction Taekwondo Hall of Fame

Functions within Venezuela National Body

  • Founder of the Aragua State Taekwondo Association. 1983.
  • Founding Member of the Venezuelan Taekwondo Federation. 1984.
  • Technical Director of the Aragua State Taekwondo Association, from 1984 to 1991.
  • Treasurer of the Venezuelan Taekwondo Federation, from 1984 to 1988.
  • Technical Director of the National Sports Institute´s Taekwondo School of Aragua State, from 1987 to 1989.
  • President of the Aragua State Taekwondo Association, from 1991 to 1993.
  • Director of FUNDEA (Aragua State Sports Foundation), from 1994 to 1996.
  • President of the Aragua State Taekwondo Association, from 1995 to 1997.
  • Technical Advisor of the Aragua State Taekwondo Association since 1998.
  •  Speaker of the National Kyorugi & Poomsae Seminary 1991, 1995, 2000, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. 

International Certifications

  • Black Belt 1st  Dan: No. (04) 1-4225659, awarded  by Kukkiwon. April 12, 1983
  • Black Belt 2nd  Dan: No. (04) 5022569, awarded by Kukkiwon.  August 18, 1986.
  • International Referee, Class P-2, awarded by WTF. September 7, 1991.
  • Black Belt 3rd Dan: No. (04) 5022569, awarded by Kukkiwon. October 5, 1991.
  • International Referee, Class P-1, awarded by WTF. December 29, 1992.
  • Black Belt 4th Dan: No. 5022569, awarded by Kukkiwon. October 5, 1995.
  • International Referee (27-202)  3rd  Class,  awarded by WTF.  August 1996.
  • International Taekwondo Instructor 3rd  Class (No. 3601018), awarded by Kukkiwon (Korea). July 25, 1998.
  • International Referee (027-0202) 2nd  Class , awarded by WTF. December 1999.
  •  Black Belt 5th Dan: No. 05022569, awarded by Kukkiwon. February 5, 2000.
  •  Black Belt 6th Dan: No. 05022569, awarded  by Kukkiwon. January 5, 2006.
  •  Specialist in Self Defense Instructor. Awarded by the Bircham International University, USA.  October 8, 2007.
  •  International Poomsae Referee (007-0031), awarded by WTF. February 01, 2008.
  •  International Taekwondo Instructor 2nd  Class (No. 2616006), awarded by Kukkiwon (Korea).  July 25, 2009.
  •  International Referee 1st Class (027-0202), awarded by WTF. December 31, 2009.
  •  Black Belt 7th Dan: No. 05022569, awarded   by Kukkiwon. February 20, 2012.
  • Taekwondo Expert Trainer (Level V) awarded by the Aragua State Coaches Commission and supported by the National Experimental University Simon Rodriguez. June 11,2014.
  • International Poomsae Referee  2nd  Class (007-0031), awarded by WTF. 
  • Official Induction Taekwondo Hallof Fame. New York, USA. September 2017.

Participation as International Referee (Kyorugui)

  • The 11th   World Taekwondo Championships & 4th Women’s World Taekwondo Championships. New York, U.S.A. August 19-21, 1993.
  • The Central American and Caribbean Games. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 1993.
  • The World Cup Taekwondo 1994. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.  July 21-23, 1994.
  • The 5th South American Games. Valencia, Venezuela. November 24-26, 1994.
  • The 3rd South American Taekwondo Championships. Quito, Ecuador.  August 25-27, 1995.
  • The 12th World Taekwondo Championships and 5th Women’s World Taekwondo Championships. Manila, Philippines. November 1995.
  • The 1st World Junior Taekwondo Championships. Barcelona, ​​Spain. June 27-30, 1996.
  •  The 6th Annual Pan-American Open Taekwondo Championship. Irvine, California, U.S.A.  August 7-9, 1998.
  • The 13th Pan Am Games. Winnipeg, Canada. August 1999.
  • The European Taekwondo Olympic Selection Tournament. Stockholm, Sweden. October 16-17, 1999.
  • The 13th Pan American Taekwondo Championship. Quito, Ecuador. October 8-12, 2002.
  • The Asian Qualification Tournament Athens 2004. Bangkok, Thailand. February 14-15, 2004.
  • The 1st North America Open Taekwondo Championships. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.  August 4-7, 2005.
  •  The 8th Central American Sport Games. San José, Costa Rica. March 11-12, 2006.
  • The 20th Central American and Caribbean Sport Games. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. July 2006.
  • The 2nd International Las Vegas Open Taekwondo Championships. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.  August 3-6, 2006.
  • The 2nd Costa Rica Taekwondo Open. Cartago, Costa Rica, August 28-30,  2009.
  • The WTF World Qualification Tournament for 2010 YOG. Tijuana, Mexico, March 3-6, 2010.
  • The 8th World Junior Taekwondo Championships. Tijuana, Mexico, March 6-9, 2010.
  • The 3rd Costa Rica Taekwondo Open. San José, Costa Rica. August 2010.
  • The Argentina National Qualification Championship (P.A.T.U.). Buenos Aires, Argentina. February 2011.
  • The 20th WTF World Taekwondo Championships & 13th WTF World Women’s Taekwondo  Championships. Gyeongju, Korea. May 1-6, 2011.
  • The WTF World Qualification Tournament for 2012 London Olympic Games. Baku, Azerbaijan. June 30 – July 3, 2011.
  • The 4th Costa Rica Taekwondo Open. San José, Costa Rica. August 27-28, 2011. 
  • The Oceania Qualification Tournament for 2012 London Olympic Games. Noumea, New Caledonia. September 11, 2011.
  • The Pan American Junior Taekwondo Championships. Las Vegas, U.S.A. October 8-9, 2011.
  • The Pan Am Open International Taekwondo Championships 2011. Las Vegas, U.S.A. October 8-9, 2011.
  • The WTF European Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games. Kazan, Russia. January 27-29, 2012.
  • The 2012 South American Taekwondo Championships. Buenos Aires, Argentina. June 22-24, 2012.
  • The 14th World Deaf Martial Arts Championships. Margarita, Venezuela. September 17-24, 2012.
  • The 22nd Summer Deaflympics 2013 Taekwondo W.T.F. Sofía, Bulgaria. July 25-29, 2013.
  • The 6th Costa Rica Taekwondo Open. San José, Costa Rica. October 5-6, 2013.
  • The Open de las Américas G1 Championships. Bogotá, Colombia. August 7-10, 2014.
  • The 28th Summer Universiade 2015. Gwangju, Republic of Korea. July 3-14, 2015.
  • The Cali Open International Championships G1. Cali, Colombia. July- August, 2015.
  • The INAS Global Games. Ecuador. September, 2015.
  • The I Police World Games USIP. Bogotá, Colombia. September 26- October 4, 2015.
  • The Panama Open Taekwondo Championship. Panamá. October, 2015.
  • The Southamerican Taekwondo Championships. Lima, Perú. November 17-19, 2015.
  • The V Open International FF.AA. G1 WTF Championship. Bogotá Colombia. March 14-21, 2017.
  • The 23rd Summer Deaflympics 2017. Samsun, Turkey. July 18-30, 2017.

Participation as Referee in other international events

  • The 1st International Oriental Sports Center. Virginia Beach, U.S.A. February 1995.
  • The 2nd International Oriental Sports Center. Virginia Beach, U.S.A. February 1996.
  • The 5th Los Gallitos Olímpicos international Championship. San Germán, Puerto Rico. 1997
  • The 26th Annual USA International Invitational Taekwondo Championship. Washington, U.S.A.  April 18, 1998.
  • The 6th Los Gallitos Olímpicos International Championship. San Germán, Puerto Rico. 1999.
  • The 7th International Tierra del Sol Aruba Open Championship. Aruba, June 2006.
  • The International Open Taekwondo Championship. Aruba, November 2007.
  • The Olympia International Taekwondo Trainings Camp. Curacao, March 2008.
  • The 4th International Caribbean Taekwondo Open Championships. Aruba, September 2008.
  • The 3rd World Taekwondo Culture Expo. Muju, Korea. July 2009.
  • The International Taekwondo Open Superchampion 2009. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. November 2009.
  • The 4th World Taekwondo Culture Expo. Muju, Korea. July, 2010.
  • The Brasil   Taekwondo Open. Sao Paulo, Brazil. August 2010.
  • The Daedo Truescore International Open 2011. Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.A. October 2011.
  • The IV Mugung International Taekwondo Cup. Oaxaca, México. May  2012.
  • The 2nd Annual All-Star International Open. Orlando, Florida. September 28-30, 2012.
  • The  1st  TK5 Infantil Internacional de Tae Kwon Do, Curazao. October  2012.
  •  The 20th International Taekwondo Championships“Los Gallitos Olímpicos”. San Germán, Puerto Rico. March  2013.
  • The “15th Aruba Open Taekwondo Championship”. Paradera, Aruba. August  2014.
  • The 1st   Protec Taekwondo Cup. Panamá. September  2014.
  • The III Open International Liga de Taekwondo FF.AA. Colombia 2015.  Bogotá, Colombia. March 2015.
  • The “Kwon Formando Talentos” Championship. Lima, Perú. April 2015.
  • Speaker of the International Poomsae Seminary. (Unión Panameña de Taekwondo). Panamá. October 5, 2015.
  • The 16th Aruba Taekwondo Open International Championship 2015. Aruba, 2015.
  • The IV Open International Liga de Taekwondo FF.AA.  Bogotá, Colombia. March 2016.
  • The 17th Aruba Taekwondo Open International Championship 2016. Aruba. May 2016.
  • The 3rd Protec taekwondo Cup. Panama. September 2016.
  • Speaker of the National Referee Refresher Course (Federación Deportiva Peruana de Taekwondo) Lima, Perú. September 2016.
  • The 2016 Aruba Taekwondo Championships Banco di Caribe. Aruba. November 2016.
  • The V Open International FF.AA. G2 Championship. Bogotá, Colombia. March 2017.
  • Speaker of the International Poomsae Seminary. (Unión Panameña de Taekwondo). Panamá, May 2017.
  • The 18th International Open Aruba Taekwondo Championship. Aruba. May 20, 2017.

Participation as International Referee (Poomsae)

  • The 3rd WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships.  Ankara, Turkey. December 16-18, 2008.
  • The 4th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. Cairo, Egypt. November 30- December 2, 2009.
  • The International Poomsae Open 2010. Medellin, Colombia. June 2010.
  • The 5th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. October 8-10, 2010.
  • The 4th Costa Rica Taekwondo Open. San José, Costa Rica. August 27-28, 2011. 
  • The 2nd Pan American Junior Poomsae Taekwondo Championships 2011. Las Vegas, U.S.A. October 7-8, 2011.
  •  The 14th World Deaf Martial Arts Championships. Margarita, Venezuela. September 17-24, 2012.
  • The 7th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. Tunja, Colombia. December 6-9, 2012.
  • The 22nd Summer Deaflympics 2013 Taekwondo Poomsae. Sofía, Bulgaria. July 25-29, 2013.
  • The 6th Costa Rica Taekwondo Open. San José, Costa Rica. October 5-6, 2013.
  • The 8th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. Bali, Indonesia. October 31- November 3, 2013.
  • The Open de las Américas G1 Championships. Bogotá, Colombia. August 7-10, 2014.
  • The 9th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. Aguascalientes, México. October 30- November 2, 2014.
  • The 28th Summer Universiade 2015. Gwangju, Korea. July 6-8,  2015.
  •  INAS Global Games. Ecuador, September 2015.
  • I Police World Games. Bogotá, Colombia. Septenber 26- October 4, 2015
  • Panamá Open Taekwondo Championship. Panamá, October 2015.
  • The Southamerican Taekwondo Championships. Lima, Perú. November 17-19, 2015.
  • The 10th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships. Lima, Perú. September 29- October 02, 2016.
  • The 23rd Summer Deaflympics 2017. Samsun, Turkey. July 18-30, 2017.

Attendance at International Courses

  • International Referee Course (Combat). Havana, Cuba. August 1991.
  • 13th International Referee Refresher Course. Colorado Springs, U.S.A. November 28 – 30, 1992.
  • 16th International Referee Refresher Course. Manila, Philippines. November 13-15,   1995.
  • 22nd International Referee Refresher Course. Miami, Florida, U.S.A. April 24-25, 1998.
  • 1st Foreign Instructor Qualification Training Course, conducted by the World Taekwondo Academy. Seoul, Korea. July 21-25, 1998.
  • 26th International Referee Refresher Course. Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. February 3-5, 1999.
  • 42nd International Referee Refresher Course. Quito, Ecuador. October 5-7, 2002.
  • 47th International Referee Refresher Course. Mexico City, Mexico. November 14-16, 2003.
  • 57th International Referee Refresher Course. Dallas, U.S.A. February 12-14, 2006.
  • Poomsae Seminar, conducted by P.A.T.U.. Aruba, September 8-9, 2007.
  • 7th Poomsae International Referee Seminar. Lima, Peru. October 8-11, 2007.
  • 62nd International Referee Refresher Course. Las Vegas, U.S.A. February 8-10, 2009.
  • 16th Foreign Instructor Course for the 2nd Class, conducted by the Kukkiwon. Seoul, Korea. July 25, 2009.
  • 73th International Referee Refresher Course. San Jose, Costa Rica. August 2010.
  • 7th International Poomsae Referee Refresher Course. Austin, USA.  February 12-16, 2011.
  • For 2012 LOG IR Selection & Training Camp III . Mexico City, Mexico. April 7-10, 2011.
  • 15th International Poomsae Referee Refresher Course. Medellín, Colombia. June 28-July2, 2012.  
  • 18th International Poomsae Referee Refresher Course. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August, 23-27, 2013.
  • 90th   International Kyorugi Referee Refresher Course. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 30 – September 1, 2013.
  • 94th   International Kyorugi Referee Refresher Course. Lima, Perú. April 15-18, 2015.
  • 100th   Kyorugui International Referee Refresher Course. Everett, WA, USA. May 24-27, 2016.
  • 24th International Poomsae Referee Refresher Course. Everett, WA, USA. May 29- June 1, 2016.
  • 31st International Poomsae Referee Refresher Course. Acapulco, Mexico. April 27-30, 2017.
  • 109th International Kyorugui Referee Refresher Course. Acapulco, Mexico. May 1-4, 2017.

Tae Kwon Do Promotion (Events & Championships, attended with delegations, etc)

1.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 1st  International Oriental Sports Center. Virginia Beach, U.S.A. February 1995.

 2.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 2nd  International Oriental Sports Center. Virginia Beach, U.S.A. February 1996.

3.- Head of  the Venezuelan Delegation to the 5th  International  Tae Kwon Do Championship “Los Gallitos Olímpicos”. San German, Puerto Rico. 1997.

4.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 26th Annual USA International Invitational Taekwondo Championship. Washington, U.S.A.  April 18, 1998.

5.- Head of the Venezuelan Youth  Delegation to the 6th Panamerican Taekwondo Open. Irvine, California, USA. August 1998.6.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 6th International Tae Kwon Do Championship “Los Gallitos Olímpicos”. San German, Puerto Rico. 1999.

7.- Venezuelan Head of Delegation for the 2002 Korea Taekwondo Kyonggi International Open Championship.2002.

8.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 7th  International Aruba Tierra del Sol Open Championship. June, 2006.

9.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the International Championship of Tae Kwon Do Open in Aruba in November 2007.

10.- Head of Venezuelan Delegation for the International Tae Kwon Do Olympia Trainings Camp. Curacao, March 2008.

11 .- Head of Aragua State Delegation for the 4th  Caribbean International Open Championship Tae Kwon Do in Aruba, in September 2008.

12 .- Head of Venezuelan Delegation for the 3rd  World Taekwondo Culture Expo. Muju, South Korea, July 2009.

13 .- Head of Venezuelan Delegation for the International Taekwondo Open Superchampion 2009. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in November 2009.

14 .- Organizing the 1st  International Tae Kwon Do Aragua 2010 “XXX Anniversary of the Maria Nelly Chacín Taekwondo Academy.” Maracay, Venezuela. May 2010.

15.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 4th  World Taekwondo Culture Expo. Muju, South Korea, July 2010.

16.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to Brazil Open Tae Kwon Do. Sao Paulo, Brazil. August 2010.

17.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to The Daedo Truescore International Open 2011. Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.A. October 2011.

18.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to The IV Copa Mugung International Taekwondo. Oaxaca, México. May 2012.

 19.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to The 2nd  Annual All-Star International Open. Orlando, Florida. September 28-30, 2012.

20.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to The 1st TK5 Children International Taekwondo Championship. Curazao. October 2012.

21.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 20th  International  Tae Kwon Do Championship “Los Gallitos Olímpicos”. San German, Puerto Rico. March 2013.

22.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the  I International Open “Liga de Taekwondo FF.AA. de Colombia”. Bogotá, Colombia. April 2013. 

23.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the Gallitos Santo Domingo Championships. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. October 2013.

24.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 15th Aruba Open Taekwondo Championship. Paradera, Aruba. August 2014.

25.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 1st  Taekwondo Protec Cup. Panamá. September 2014. 

26.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the III International Open Liga de Taekwondo FF.AA. Bogotá, Colombia. March 2015.

27.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 16th Aruba Taekwondo International Championship. Aruba. 2015.

28.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the IV Open International Liga de Taekwondo FF.AA.  Bogotá, Colombia. March 2016.

29.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 17th Aruba Taekwondo Open International Championship 2016. Aruba. May 2016.

30.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 3rd Protec taekwondo Cup. Panama. September 2016.

31.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to The 2016 Aruba Taekwondo Championships Banco di Caribe. Aruba. November 2016.

32.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the V Open International FF.AA. G2 Championship. Bogotá, Colombia. March 2017.

33.- Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the 18th International Open Aruba Taekwondo Championship. Aruba. May 20, 2017.