Panagiotis Bardatsos, also known as Peter, is currently one of the United States' Elite Taekwondo Team members. Master Bardatsos has been a member of the United States National Team since 1993 and has competed in many international competitions. Master Bardatsos is approximately 6 foot 2 inches and competes in the Heavyweight division, over 187 lbs. Peter has been a noted champion and leader in the martial arts for many years. His currently on the USA. National Team Caoching Staff.


He is a six-time US National Team Member and the Captain of the1999 Panam Games Team, 1998 team and 1997 World Taekwondo Championships Team, held in Hong Kong, China. He has won at the Panam Games, Pan American Championships, US Open, Canadian Open and Japan Open. Peter is one of the most successful athletes in Taekwondo. He was 9 years old when he first began studying the Korean Martial Art of Taekwondo. Peter has won Gold at several National Taekwondo Championships, including the US Team Trials, US Nationals and US Olympic Festival. His ultimate goal is to is to receive an Olympic gold medal as a middleweight competitor at the

2000 Games at Sydney, Australia. 


At the 1997 US Taekwondo Nationals, Peter was selected

"The Male Athlete of the Year - 1997"




Panagiotis "Peter" Bardatsos was a member of the U.S. National Taekwondo Team six times between 1993 and 1999.  He was a member and captain of the United States Pan American Games Team in 1999.  In 1997 he was captain of the U.S. National Team and was recognized by the United States Taekwondo Union as Male Athlete of the Year.  He was also a member of the 1995 U.S. Pan American Games Team. 



Competition Record: 




1999  U.S. National Team Trials (Heavy): GOLD

1999  U.S. National Championships (Heavy): GOLD

1999  Pan Am Games Team Trials (Heavy): GOLD

1998  Choson International Cup (Heavy): BRONZE

1998  Olympic Weight Division Tourn. (Heavy): GOLD

1998  Canada Open Championships (Middle): GOLD

1998  U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD

1997  Denmark Open Championship (Middle): BRONZE

1997  U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD

1997  U.S. National Championships (Middle): GOLD

1997  U.S. Open Championships (Middle): SILVER

1996  U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD

1996  U.S. National Championships (Middle): GOLD

1996  U.S. Open Championships (Middle): BRONZE

1995  Pan American Games (Middle): TEAM MEMBER

1995  Japan Open Championships (Middle): SILVER

1995  U.S. Olympic Festival (Middle): GOLD

1995  U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): SILVER

1994  Pan Am Taekwondo Championships (Middle): BRONZE

1994  U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD

1994  U.S. National Championships (Middle): GOLD

1994  U.S. Open Championships (Middle): SILVER

1993  U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD

1993  U.S. National Championships (Middle): GOLD

1993  U.S. Open Championships (Middle): SILVER



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