Licensed First Class International Grandmaster (Kukkiwon) # 1619001
(International Governing Body of Tae Kwon Do)
Licensed Grandmaster by the USTU # 2000-001-052
(The USTU is a Group A Member of the the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the National Governing Body of all U.S. Tae Kwon Do).

"In the world of Tae Kwon Do, Hyeon Kon Lee is a superstar."
- USA Today, 11/05/1985 -

Grandmaster H.K. Lee was born in Korea and later immigrated to the United States where he made Herndon, Virginia, his second home. He received his U.S. citizenship in 1981. Since then, Grandmaster Lee has dedicated himself to being a strong community-minded citizen of his new country.

In addition, Grandmaster Lee has traveled all over this and many other countries in order to help needy people and promote the benefits of Tae Kwon Do for everyone. He has helped organizations raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. His own Tae Kwon Do academy has raised tens of thousands of dollars for worthy charities. Internationally known and respected as an excellent Tae Kwon Do technician, a top competitor, a caring, talented teacher and a deep philosopher, Grandmaster H.K. Lee is an incarnation of martial arts excellence. He will personally help you to become physically and mentally fit and be the best you can be. The following list reveals some of the many accomplishments that demonstrate Grandmaster Lee’s never-ending pursuit of perfection.

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  • Appointed to the Kukkiwon (World TaeKwonDo Headquarters) International Examiniation Committee (No: 1010672)
  • Appointed Chairman of the Kukkiwon (World TaeKwonDo Headquarters) Education Committee (No: 1010817) for USA
  • 9th Degree Blackbelt (No: 08-01001607) by the World TaeKwonDo Federation HQ/Kukkiwon.
  • Appointed International Advisory Committee Member (no: 08558)
  • Vice Chairman of the World TaeKwonDo Federation Education Committee
  • Former Chairman of the U.S.T.U. National Education/Certification Committee.
  • 9th Degree Blackbelt by the Korea Moo Duk Kwan Association.
  • Author of "TaeKwonDo Instructional Reference and Curriculum"
  • Cover story of Black Belt magazine, January 1996.
  • 2 times cover story of TaeKwonDo Times, 1992 yearbook and May 1995 issue.
  • 1984 Hall of Fame in the World by Traditional TaeKwonDo magazine.
  • 1984 Master Instructor of the Year by the American TaeKwonDo Federation.
  • 1985 Man of the Year by the American TaeKwonDo Federation.
  • 1986 Man of the Year by World Tae Kwon Do magazine.
  • Former undefeated Welter Weight Champion of all Asia.
  • Former President of the Virginia A.A.U. (currently U.S.T.U) TaeKwonDo Association.
  • And much more...
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