“Life has left many imprints on me…but I too have imprinted my life – and perhaps the lives of others as well.”


Marcia Hall (1956-)
Maria Hall is the first American (male or female) to win the Gold Medal in the International Tae Kwon Do Competition in Korea (1978). She won a second Gold medal the following year in China. She is a three-time National Champion, and a three-time member of the U.S. Women’s National Team. As a teenage-mother, her determination and perseverance led to greatness. Beyond her martial arts accomplishments, Marcia was awarded a National Public Service Fellowship for her doctoral studies and has authored peer review journal articles and a book, Lifelines: Male Violence and Personal Safety. She is a breast cancer survivor and an active advocate of breast cancer awareness.