About Grand Master Cho
Taekwondo is about focus, discipline... and heart.
- Grand Master Ki Seung Cho, speaking to students during a belt ceremony.
Grand Master Cho Ki Seung is the highest ranking officer with the most training experience in World Taekwondo, also known as Kukkiwon. He is a graduate from Korea's Cho Sun University, and was handpicked by the founding Eternal Grand Master, H.U. Lee to train in Songham Taekwondo in the United States. After undergoing extensive training under the Eternal Grand Master in Little Rock, Arkansas, he moved to Washington State, becoming one of the first Masters to open a Black Belt Academy.
Grand Master Cho, along with his wife, established themselves in the Lynnwood area in 1991 with the opening of the Lynnwood Black Belt Academy. In 2002, his brother, who also immigrated to the United States, achieved the rank of Master, and Master Cho helped to establish a second location east in Bellevue, Washington.
For the past twenty years, Master Cho's Black Belt Academy has been teaching Taekwondo to all who have entered its doors. After studying Taekwondo for over 40 years, Master Cho acquired the belief that quality learning for students comes from safe, personalized, quality instruction, and has designed his school around that philosophy. Through the concept of personal victory, Master Cho and his instructors encourage all students to progress at their own pace, and to be in constant competition with only one person -- themselves!