PLEASE COME MEET AUTHENTIC KOREAN GRANDMASTER SOON PIL HONG, Ph.D. - 9TH DEGREE BLACK BELT: THE MICHIANA AREA'S ONLY ONE!!! (CASS & BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN ST.JOSEPH/ELKHART/LAPORTE COUNTIES IN INDIANA)
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Since 1985, Hong's USA Taekwondo, Habgido, Gumdo, Inc., has been providing instruction in Taekwondo, Habgido and Gumdo in the Niles area (located behind the Galaxy Roller Rink). We are only minutes from Granger, Indiana and the Michigan/Indiana State Line (North US51/South US933), Gumwood, and Ironwood Roads.
Here are our different addresses/locations:
1) Hong's USA Taekwondo, Inc. 1118 Ontario Road, Niles, Michigan 49120 USA, Phone #574-243-3853 or #269-687-5000, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Hong's USA Taekwondo Academy, Instructors: Anna Schell & Mike Schell, 1486 Old Lake Road, Brandon, Mississippi 39042,Bus #769-241-5279, Email: email@example.com
3) Hong's USA Taekowndo Habgido Gumdo Academy, Master Instructor LaRon Moore - 5th Degree Black Belt, 24497 Tupelo Lane, Unit B, Saint Robert, Missouri 65584, Phone #602-292-6619
3b) Hongs' USA Taekwondo, Habgido, Gumdo Academy Master Instructor LaRon Moore 127110 W. Redfield Road El Mirage, Arizona 85335 USA Phone #602-292-6619
4) Battel Community Center, Mishawaka, Indiana
5) The state of Michigan appointed Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong, Ph.D., as a Physical Education Teacher for Elementary/Middle/High School for Physical Education credit course. This includes the state of Michigan's Home School Program. Subjects taught: Authentic Korean Style Taekwondo(Olympic Style Sparring & Poomsae/forms), Self Defense, and Muscle Training/Lifting Weights to High School Students. All classes will be held at the Niles, Michigan location(Please visit our Calendar page for a class schedule).
At our Niles, Michigan location we can offer you the following (Please go to the Calendar page to see our class schedule):
Children: * Better Grades/Improved Focus * Family Values * The Five Tenets of Taekwondo: * Courtesy * Integrity * Perseverance * Self-Control * Indomitable Spirit * Disabled/Handicapped Self Defense * Improvement in overall well-being for individuals (Adults/Children) with the following: * Autism/ADD/ADHD/Asthma, etc.
WE ALSO OFFER THE FOLLOWING: * Indoor Soccer * Indoor Basketball * Indoor Volleyball * Mountain Climbing Wall * Sauna & Weight Gym * Children's Play Area /w Parent Viewing Area * Shower & Locker Room * Plenty of Parking * Martial Arts Supply Store * A total of 20,000 square feet of space
***Are you a military family and your children are interested in a Taekwondo membership? Please ask about a free or reduced rates for military personnel & their family members (currently available only at the Niles, Michigan location)***
Learning a martial art is not like buying merchandise in a department store or from the store’s website. Please do not be taken in by sales over the phone from some fly-by-night martial arts school. You need to experience the martial art class first hand (in person) in order to gain the most knowledge and the details about the classes offered. Experiencing the techniques for yourself is worth the small effort of scheduling an appointment. This is why we always strongly encourage anyone that is interested in checking us to schedule a FREE – NO OBLIGATION LESSON . Many of our current students & their parents have said that what they are learning from Grandmaster Hong and his staff is priceless – it is worth more than money can buy, for what they gain from it. Some of the things that you will gain from these lessons are: stronger self-esteem/values, healthier lifestyle, self-defense skills, and a stronger sense of community togetherness.
At Hong’s USA Taekwondo Habgido Gumdo, you can learn from authentic Korean Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong Ph.D., who is the only one in the Michiana area to hold the Grandmaster title/rank in the three different Korean Martial Arts: Taekwondo, Habgido, and Gumdo. He also has accreditation as an International Referee & Coach in all three of the martial arts listed above. He is the also the only one in the Michiana area to have his rank and accreditations recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee, USA Taekwondo C.E.O., and USA Taekwondo (M.A.C.) President.
Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong is the U.S. Referee Chairman for USA Taekwondo (M.A.C.), which is associated with USA Taekwondo and the National Governing Body of the United States Olympic Committee (U.S.O.C.) and is affiliated with the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.).
Anyone is welcome to come to Hong's USA Taekwondo Habgido Gumdo Inc. to see for themselves all the documentation that Grandmaster Hong has accumulated, proving his Grandmaster Black Belt Rank, and all the many teaching and International Referee positions that he has held. Some of these positions that he holding or has held are as follows: USA Taekwondo (M.A.C.) U.S. Referee Chairman, 8th Degree Black Belt - Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Federation International Referee - 1st Class Sparring, World Taekwondo Federation International Referee - 3rd Class Poomsae, and Kukkiwon International Hanmadang Referee 2nd Class.
All of S.P. Hong's Grandmaster Rank and Referee positions are recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, USA Taekwondo, and USA Taekwondo (M.A.C.)
The Michiana Area is very lucky to have someone of Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong's caliber here to teach the proper & traditional Korean martial art techniques. He has produced many U.S. National Champions (Sparring) and Korean National Champions (Poomsaes - Forms). One of his student/champions is a Master Instructor at Hong's USA. He is a National Taekwondo Sparring Champion. SO COME ON DOWN & LEARN FROM HIM JUST AS MANY U.S. MASTERS HAVE FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO GRANDMASTER SOON PIL HONG!! DURING HIS ANNUAL TRIP TO SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, JULY-AUGUST 2011, HE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING THAT NOT VERY MANY PEOPLE CAN. HE EARNED HIS 9TH DEGREE BELT IN TAEKWONDO!!!! EVERYONE, HERE AT HONG'S USA TAEKWONDO IS EXTREMELY PROUD OF BEING ABLE TO LEARN FORM SOMEONE OF HIS CALIBER. HE IS THE ONLY ONE IN THE MICHIANA AREA WITH HIS RANK AND STRONG BACKGROUND!! PLEASE COME AND LEARN FROM THE VERY BEST LIKE WE ARE!!!!
If you have interest in the International Jidokwan Mooye Federation - President: Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong Ph.D., 9th Degree Black Belt (Taekwondo Jidokwan Korea) Direct Main H.Q. Address: 1025 West McKinley Avenue, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 USA Telephone: 574-532-8321, Fax: 574-255-6946, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong will continue to add to his martial arts experience portfolio by either hosting or leading Referee & Poomsae (forms) Seminars, etc.
April 27 & 28, 2012 - Grandmaster S.P. Hong and the Indiana State Taekwondo Association hosted & sponsored the 1ST ANNUAL INDIANA STATE & REGIONAL USAT OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TAEKWONDO TOURNAMENT & SEMINAR. This Event, which was held at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana, was sanctioned by the USA Taekwondo & USA Taekwondo M.A.C. Affiliations are with the following: US Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, World Taekwondo Federation, and Kukkiwon Headquarters in South Korea. The Seminars were held on Friday, April 27th for U.S. Sparring Referee and for U.S. Poomsae Judge. The Competitions were held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The events included the following: Sparring, WTF Poomsae, Creative Poomsae, Board Breaking, and Weapons. The Competitions were either Qualifying events or Exhibitions matches depending how the competitors registered. Proceeds from the Spectator Fees went to the St. Joseph County - Indiana Sheriff's Department D.A.R.E. Program. Much Fun was had by all who attended - spectators & competitors alike.
July 28, 2012 - Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong is the only one in the USA to receive Grandmaster Taekwondo Instructor License 1st Class & International Referee License 1st Class in Seoul, South Korea from the Korea Taekwondo Association for the Disabled(KTAD), which is also affiliated with the Seoul State Taekwondo Association, Korea Taekwondo Association, Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation. He was appointed by the KTAD as the USA Director with the ability to promote Master Taekwondo Instructor License, Coach & Referee License, Taekwondo Black Belt Rank 1st Degree Black Belt thru 9th Degree Black Belt. CONGRATULATIONS GRANDMASTER S.P. HONG ON YOUR NEWEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!!!!
July 2012 - Grandmaster Hong has been appointed as the Representative for the USA Branch Organization of Korea Taekwondo Association for the Disabled. Also, for the first time in the USA, he received Grandmaster Taekwondo Instructor License 1st Class & International Referee 1st Class for Korea Taekwondo Association for the Disabled – Paralympics – Deaf Olympics – Special Olympics (USA has had held Special Olympics for many years. The International Paralympics were held in London, England after the 2012 International Summer Olympics). It is recognized by the Korea Taekwondo Association, Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Federation, and the Seoul State Taekwondo Association. Grandmaster Hong's dream is to help further the cause for the Paralympics, Deaf Olympics, and Special Olympics here in the United States of America and beyond, through his connections with the Korea Taekwondo Association for the Disabled. "A person doesn't need to be perfect to enjoy and gain knowledge of Taekwondo. Taekwondo can be for everyone - every age & ability", Grandmaster Hong says.
March 22 & 23, 2013 - Grandmaster S.P. Hong and the Indiana State Taekwondo Association, and the USA Taekwondo Association for the Disabled hosted & sponsored the 2ND ANNUAL USA TAEKWONDO INDIANA STATE TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP & SEMINARS & 2ND ANNUAL US NATIONAL PARALYMPICS TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP. This Event, which was held at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana, was sanctioned by the USA Taekwondo. Affiliations are with the following: US Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon Headquarters in South Korea, and the Korea Taekwondo Association for the Disabled. The Seminars were held on Friday, March 22nd for U.S. Sparring Referee and for U.S. Poomsae Judge. The Competitions were held on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The events included the following: Sparring, WTF Poomsae, Creative Poomsae, Board Breaking, and Weapons. The Competitions were either Qualifying events or Exhibitions matches depending how the competitors registered. Proceeds from the Spectator Fees went to the St. Joseph County - Indiana Sheriff's Department D.A.R.E. Program. Much Fun was had by all who attended - spectators & competitors alike.
One of the highlights of the Championship was the Disabled Competitors portion of the Event. Alecia Danch, 1st Degree Black Belt, performed during the Poomsae (forms) competition. Her disability keeps her from speaking much and having trouble walking without falling. She use to have to come to Taekwondo class with crutches and now works out without them. She struggled to perform her Poomsae during the competition, but she fell a number of times. However, she showed true Taekwondo Indomitable Spirit by continue to get up to complete her Poomsae/form. At the end of her performance, everyone in the audience applauded her with a standing ovation because they all admired her Taekwondo spirit. That is what Taekwondo is all about. It is not about getting the highest kicks or jumps in the class. It is about finding something that you enjoy doing and improving yourself in some way, even if it is just a small improvement to the spectator. It is a huge improvement in the mind's eye of the student/competitor. Taekwondo greatly increases one's self-esteem and overall well-being.
May 24-25, 2013 -> Grandmaster S.P. Hong held the position of U.S. Referee Chairman at the 2013 US National Kukkiwon Cup in Albany, New York. This event was sanctioned by USA Taekwondo - member of the US Olympic Committee and Kukkiwon: World Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. Grandmaster Hong taught a Taekwondo Referee Seminar to over 120 master instructors.
July 2013 - Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong, while during his recent trip to Seoul, South Korea, was given a rare honor. He was the only one from the USA to be given the authorization to grant International Referee & Coach Licenses, Instructor, Master Instructor, and Grandmaster Instructor Licenses; also the authorization to promote Black Belt rank from 1st degree Black Belt through 9th Degree Black Belt for the USA Taekwondo Association for the Disabled (USATAD), of which he is President. This authorization was given by the Korea Taekwondo Association for the Disabled(KTAD) (Paralympics - same as the Summer Olympics: Taekwondo Sparring). KTAD and USATAD are both affiliated with the Seoul State Taekwondo Associaiton, members of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and Kukkiwon (Grandmaster S.P. Hong is a Kukkiwon Advisory). If any Taekwondo school owner/instructor is interested, please let Grandmaster Hong know. Licensing in Habgido and Gumdo is also Available.
If you are interested in more information about the USA Taekwondo Association for the Disabled, please visit the website: http://www.usatad.weebly.com/.
Grandmaster Hong has an exchange program with the Lila Art High School in Seoul, South Korea. Lila has produced many WTF World Champions in Taekwondo Sparring. Lila's Head Instructor - Grandmaster Kim Sung-Bae is Grandmaster Hong's former Taekwondo Instructor from 1972 Book Sung Taekwondo Academy in South Korea. One of Grandmaster Hong's students, Alex Neal: 4th Degree Black Belt, has been part of this Exchange Program. He has gone several times to South Korea to spend a majority of his summer vacation training with the students of Lila Art High School. During the most recent 2013 Korean Korean, Alex also spend time training with the South Korean National Team Champions in Sparring & Poomsae (Forms). Grandmaster Hong has over 25 Taekwondo - Habgido - Gumdo schools in South Korea.
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