Dr James Langlas
Kwajang Nim James Langlas
5/16/1951 - 8/13/2018
Dr. James Langlas, 8th degree black belt, trained in Tae Kwon-Do starting in 1967. Dr. Langlas retired from the Wheaton School district in 2007 after 33 years of service and moved to Florida. His accomplishments in the martial arts include:
- Awarded 8th Dan 2012
- Awarded 7th Dan 2003
- Appointed along with Mr. Paul Irvin as leaders of the UTF by Grandmaster Han Cha Kyo in 1996.
- Promoted to 6th Dan and received Master status in a ceremony performed by Grandmaster Nam Tae Hi in 1996.
- Owned and operated Langlas Tae Kwon-Do, the foundation of Pathways Tae Kwon-Do, for over 27 years.
- He taught over 300 students to the rank of black belt.
- Founder of Pathways for Achievement in 1996, a non-profit organization aimed at helping at-risk teenagers learn Tae Kwon-Do, get tutoring help and perform community service.
- Member of the 1974 World Champion Tae Kwon-Do team at the ITF World Tournament in Montreal, Canada.
- 1st place Pattern competition and 3rd place Board Breaking at the ITF National Tournament, 1974.
Dr. Langlas held a Ph.D. in English and taught in the Wheaton schools from 1974 through 2007.
In 2012, Dr. Langlas' book Heart of a Warrior: 7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life was published and is available online.