Respect the Training

Training your

Body, Mind and Spirit

A Black Belt is

A white Belt

that Never Quit



The Ranking Depicted By Taekwondo Belts

Tae Kwon Do Belts

Set of Tae Kwon Do Belts isolated on white

Colored belts are used to denote student progress in his or her training toward the black belt. Each color of the belt is used to denote the skill set that the student has acquired. Taekwondo curriculum is not fixed, students grades and their performance is determined by the school. For instance in Songahm Taekwondo belts are used as a way to denote one’s level. Each belt achieved is always truly treated with respect since earning it means you worthy of the accomplishment.
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Taekwondo Philosophy

The main philosophy of taekwondo is to create a peace in the world. To accomplish this goal, taekwondo starts with the individual before anything else. An individual should develop ethical traits and positive morals, personality, and character.
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Masters Bio

Taekwondo Master Yoo

Grand Master Sung Keun Yoo

  • 7th Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Hapkido
  • 4th Degree Blackbelt in Kum Ye Do (Swordsmanship)
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Judo
  • Graduate of Yong In University, Korea (major in Tae Kwon Do and Physical Education)
  • Korean Tigers Demonstration Team and Self Defense Coach
  • World Tae Kwon Do Championships, Demonstration Coach 1993 Madison Square Garden

Master Kwang Tae Kim

  • 5th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do.

Master Kim is a graduate of Kei Myung University, South Korea and was a member of their demonstration team. He regularly competes internationally and has won Tournament Champion.


Master Drew Vanover

  • 5th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do
  • 4th degree black belt – Kum Ye Do

He is a two time Hong-Ik Tournament Champion and New York State Champion. Most recently he earned the 2011 Bronze medal at the US Open. He is a World Tae Kwon Do Federation certified Master with over 15 years teaching experience.


Master Joe Lipman

  • 4th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do

Master Joe has continued his training at the Yong-In University Sparring Team Training in South Korea. He regularly competes in National and State tournaments and holds a bronze medal in the Yong-In University Presidential Cup.

Master Patrick Malonso

Master Patrick Malonso

  • 4th degree black belt – Tae Kwon Do
  • 2010 Hong Ik Champion
  • 2008-2011 Sparring Team Training, Yong In University, South Korea