USA Olympic Head Coach Jean Lopez
& The Lopez Family - first family of US Taekwondo

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Peraonal Manager: Stephany Hurkos 818.652.7401

                                "If there was an Olympics in family togetherness, the Lopez's might also win the gold."
The Lopez siblings are always the center of attention when they take to the mat, and even if they don’t better their
2008 results, they’ve already carved themselves out a piece of Olympic history.


Jean, Steven, Mark, and Diana Lopez are all USA National Team Members in Taekwondo, and represented the U.S. at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, History marking! The first time since 1904 that three siblings have been on the same Olympic team-and with a fourth sibling as coach... and winning. Coiach Jean and Steven Lopez ( 2X Olympic Gold Medalist, 1X Olympic Bronze Medalist, and 5X World Champ!) will be returning to the Olympics in 2016 in Brazil.

Two-time USA Gold Olympic Taekwondo champion Steven Lopez tells BBC Sport's Nick Hope that he aims to continue fighting until the 2016 Rio Games when he's 37. Lopez won gold at the Sydney 2000 Games and in Athens four years later before claiming bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games. He broke his ankle in a fight with world number one Ramin Azizov in the opening round of  London 2012 and that disappointment has fueled his desire to continue competing.

"My parents are immigrants," Jean Lopez said. "They moved from Nicaragua to New York and I had to kind of grow up really quick. I was always put in a position where I had to translate for my family and kind of help them, guide them through the American culture. So it was a natural transition for me to coach them. Our family structure is based on hierarchy and my parents have allowed me to make the right decisions for my siblings."

Jean Lopez coaches his brothers, Steven and Mark, and sister Diana, who have helped him have tremendous success for the United States in Taekwondo as well as at the international level and propelled the art of martial arts what it has become today.

The Lopez's are an inspiring story of a family united by a dream. They run a Taekwondo academy near their home in Houston, Texas and their incredible success has been credited with putting the sport of Taekwondo on the map in the United States.

JEAN LOPEZ, the U.S. Head Olympic Coach in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 for the Summer Olympics. He was U.S. Head Coach for the World Championships in 2001, 2005 and 2007. He was a four-time member of the U.S. National Taekwondo Team. In 1995 he won a silver medal at the Taekwondo World Championships. US Olympic Coach Jean Lopez has coached the U.S. Olympic Taekwondo team in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympic Games.  He has produced sixteen World Medalist and six Olympic Medals (plus two that his assistants coached under his watchful eye). Currently  he consults for the Olympic teams for  Argentina , Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Columbia, Croatia, Germany, Israel, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Spain, and The U.S.A.

FYI Athletic Accomplishments Facts:
1. Five Time National Team Member 1992-1997
2. Two Time Pan American Champion 1992, 1994
3. Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete 1993-1996
4. 1996 USOC Tae Kwon Do Athlete of the year
5. World Champion Silver Medalist 1995
6. National Team Captain 1995-1997
FYI Coaching Accomplishments Facts:
1. National Team Coach for the last 15 years 1999-2014
2. USA Olympic Head Coach 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016
3. Creator of the most successful Tae Kwon Do Program- -Team Elite 1996-2009
4. Youngest Olympic Coach of the United States Olympic Delegation 2004
5. Winner of the United States Olympic Committee's Rings of Gold Award
6. Creator of USA Tae Kwon Do Coaching Certification Curriculum Level 1-3
7. Creator of the High Performance Plan 2006-2012
8. He produced and or Coached 16 World Championship Medal
9. Responsible for Coaching and producing USA's first and only Male World Champions- 6 Gold Medals
10. Made American Tae Kwon Do History by producing three World Champions in the same World Championships 2005
11. Made Olympic History by qualifying three siblings at the 2008 Olympics
12. Made Olympic history by producing three Olympic medals at the 2008 Olympic Games
13. Out of the most possible spots (4) all Olympic Tae Kwon Do athletes were from his program 2008 Olympics
14. He has consulted for athletes and Olympic Committees and have given seminars for countries including Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua,Costa Rica, Brazil, Germany, Denmark, Qatar, Spain, Peru, Puerto Rico, Croatia, Bahrain, Mexico. I have given seminars in most every state.
15. He has produced and coached 6 of the 8 Olympic Medals produced in the USA
16. He is the most successful coach in American History
17. USA was one of the worst performing countries until Coach Jean Lopez took over as Head Coach of the USA
18. Produced and coach the most successful athlete of all Tae Kwon Do History- Steven Lopez
19. Produced and coach the most successful family in Olympic and Tae Kwon Do History
20. He is the most successful Olympic Tae Kwon Do Coach in American History
21. Regarded and respected as the best Coach in the world
22. Coach Jean has given lectures on Coaching methodologies for the USA Olympic Committee.

STEPHEN LOPEZ, aged 35, was the first official Olympic gold medalist in Taekwondo in Sydney 2000. He followed up with a second Olympic gold medal in Athens in 2004, and won Bronze at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He also became the first athlete to win five back-to-back World Championships in the sport -- winning gold in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. He was named on People's 50 Most Beautiful People list and on the list of 100 Influentials of 2008 by Stephen is a 5 time Olympian in Taekwondo.

DIANA LOPEZ, aged 28, was named USA Taekwondo Female Athlete of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2008. She won gold at the 2005 World Championships and bronze in the 2007 World Championships. At the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, she won bronze.

MARK LOPEZ, aged 29, won bronze at the 1999 World Championships, silver at the 2003 World Championships, gold at the 2005 World Championships and bronze at the 2009 World Championships. In 2008, he won silver at the Beijing Olympic Games and was named USA Taekwondo Male Athlete of the Year.

MEET 20/20 or Alyxandra Lopez ... the next generation




The First Family of Taekwondo Feature-HD from Channah on Vimeo.

FAMILY LOPEZ - Taekwondo in the world







Steven Lopez Rio 2016

The Lopez Brothers at the US OPEN in Reno 2/4/16
Steven Lopez wins the US Open now to Mexico before the 2016 Olympics.

We are excited to announce the newest Trainers to join our Hyper Fight Club Team- Jean and Steven Lopez.

Jean is the highest producing Taekwondo Olympic athlete coach in history and Steven is the winningest athlete in history. Together they created our new Hyper Olympic Taekwondo training curriculum. Warm ups, solid foundation and the combinations to create pro athletes. No matter what style you do, you are going to get a ton of great training sessions, drills, combinations, ...counters, camps and the philosophies to create Olympic Level athletes.
Proud to have such amazing members of our Team pushing Martial Arts Athletes to a whole new level! ‪#‎HyperFightClub - Jason Osborne


9/7/15        Coach Jean Lopez joins HYPER FIGHT CLUB
"It is my privilage to team up with Hyper Fight Club Team. I am honored to have developed the Olympic Sport Tae Kwon Do content for the Hyper program. It is my vision to inspire generations of all Martial Artist and to intoduce the pathway of World and Olympic Champion success. I would like to thank the Hyper family for making this historic concept into a reality.
"Champions produce Champions" - Jean Lopez posted on FaceBook

9/7/15 "I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with Hyper Fight Club! I have always felt that giving back was important to me. My mission is to motivate and encourage martial artist from all over the world to train in sport Taekwondo. I want to motivate and challenge everyone to find their Inner Olympian and train like one!" - Stephen Lopez announcement on Facebook

It’s an honor to announce the newest Trainers to join our Hyper Fight Club team- Jean and Steven Lopez.
Jean is the highest producing Taekwondo Olympic athlete coach in history and Steven is the winningest athlete in history. Together they created our new Hyper Olympic Taekwondo training curriculum. Warm ups, solid foundation and the combinations to create pro athletes. No matter what style you do, you are going to get a ton of great training sessions, drills, combinations, counters, camps and the philosophies to create Olympic Level athletes. Your students are going to have a blast...

Roland Osborne (FACEBOOK announcement


Congratulations to Steven Lopez for winning the Bronze medal at the Grand Prix in Moscow, Russia. I have to say that this is one of my proudest moments ever. He fought with pride and embodied the American spirit by leaving everything on the mat. Steven has been fighting with a severe dislocated shoulder. Inspite of his injury, he managed to medal and beat two very good World Champions along the way. I want to thank God, my family, friends, and all of those who support, believe and cheer us on. It means more than you know!


8/13-18/15   Moscow - Grand Prix USA Team ad Mark Lopez.


MOSCOW GRAND PRIX UPDATE: Steven Lopez forced to withdraw from his semifinal match against Cheick Sallah Cisse
(CIV) due to injury. A great 3 wins today for the... two-time Olympic champ! Here are the U.S. results from Day 2:

Steven Lopez -80kg
-def Jaysen Ishida (USA), 4-3, in Rd. of 32
-def. Tahir Gulec (GER), 4-3 GP, in Rd. of 16
-def. Masoud Hajizavareh (IRI), 10-9 GP, in Quarterfinals

Jaysen Ishida -80kg
-lost to Steven Lopez (USA), 4-3, in Rd. of 32

Charlotte Craig -49kg
-lost to Iryna Romoldanova (UKR), 1-0 GP, in Rd. of 32

Logan Gerick -58kg
-lost to Lucas Guzman (ARG), 14-0, in Rd. of 32


Coach Jean Lopez giving a kick at Red Square
   Steven sightseeing with family in Moscow - watch behind the scenes on Periscope from Moscow -
4/12/15 What Keeps Steven going

2014    - schedule of event where Coach Jean will be with the US team
Dec 12-15    Grand Prix Final
Dec 3-5       Pan Am Open
Nov 22-23      Tournament
Nov 14 - 15    Tournament
Nov. 2-5     Mee (2/2) ting with USOC
Oct 18-25    Grand Prix - Manchester England
Oct 3 - 4  OLYMPIC CAMP training at Olympic Village in Colorado

Aug 20- Sept 1    Kazakhstan



Update from tournament in Kazakhstan - Steven Lopez won all 3 matches today which secured his spot in the Grand Prix finals - Mark Lopez matches are tomorrow - says Coach Jean Lopez - 3 Cheers for the USA!! (L- Mark C- Steven Right - Jean)

Aug 14-20    Australia     

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