About Grandmaster Lee
and Founder of our Studio is Grand Master Yong Sung Lee. Originally from Seoul, South
Korea, Grandmaster Lee came with his family to the United States in the 1970s. After
many years of teaching in Korea and the United States, Grandmaster Lee opened his own
Studio on September 15, 1983(Studio Birthday) in response to numerous student
in Martial Arts extends over 40 years and spans all areas of the Martial Arts. Among
others, Grandmaster Lee possesses and 9th Degree Black Belt in Hapmudo, 8th
Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo as
well as Masters degrees in Kung Fu, Judo, Jujitsu, Aikido, Kickboxing, Kendo, TaiChi,
and over 70 Weapons. Because of his extensive background, we are fortunate to have
a very complete and unique curriculum in Martial Arts at our school.
In his many
years of teaching, Grandmaster Lee has endeavored to educate his students overcome and
improve such problems as asthma, chronic back pain, and addiction to cigarettes.
Perhaps his proudest achievement is the number of children he has helped with ADD,
ADHD, learning disabilities and other scholastic and behavior problems.
career, Grandmaster Lee has endeavored to educate his students in the philosophies of
Martial Arts and lead them in true friendship and citizenship. It is his belief that the
study of Martial Arts is a way to achieve happiness as well as an Art. His life and
many accomplishments demonstrate his caring for humanity and his willingness to share this
philosophy with others.
Here are some of his many accomplishments:
World MUDO Federation
of "Happiness in Daily Life" book
*Former Vice Pres.
World SMH Assoc.
World HAPMUDO Federation
Sec. Gen., Korean TKD Assoc. Wash., D.C.
is HAPKIDO" Video Series
as "Confucius of Martial Arts in U.S."