Grandmaster Yoo


Grandmaster Yoo

Grand Master Jun Saeng Yoo came to the United States from Korea in 1976, a Grand Master of not one but three martial arts: Hap Ki Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu. He also has a doctorate in acupuncture skills. Grand Master Yoo holds a 9th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do (1994). He is the former president of the Korean Hap Ki Do Kuk Sool Won Association. He has a 9th Degree Black Sash in Kung Fu (1995). He is President of the Tong Long Kung Fu Association. Grand Master Yoo also holds an 9th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (2008) from the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (Kuk Ki Won). He is the former president of the Virginian State Tae Kwon Do Association and National Team Head Coach.

Born in Jin Ju, Korea, Grand Master Yoo grew up in Seoul where he began studying martial arts at age 6. He first studied Kung Fu with his mother and Hap Ki Do with his cousin while still a child. By the time he entered middle school and high school he had been training more than half his life in Kung Fu, Hap Ki Do,  and Tae Kwon Do. Grand Master Yoo became the National Collegiate Champion in (1967-1968) at Kyung Hee University in Seoul.

After graduating, Grand Master Yoo founded the Tang Lang Kung Fu and Korean Hap Ki Do headquarters in Seoul, where he was president and Head Master. He later served two years in the South Korean Army, then came to the United States and founded Yoo's Authentic Martial Arts in 1976. Grand Master Yoo has produced over 900 state champions (Junior and Senior: 1979-2006). His students have received hundreds of gold medals in national and international competitions, including athletes who have become members of the U.S. National Team.


  • World Martial Arts Hall Of fame, WMF, 2003
  • Grand Master Of The Year, VSTA 2002
  • U.S. Delegate of the Olympic Games in Sydney Australia, 2000
  • Licensed Grand Master by the USTU (Group A Member of USOC), 2000
  • Chairman of the Pan-American Technical Committee, 1997-1998
  • Awarded Commendation from the Governor of Commonwealth of Virginia, 1996
  • Head of Team Korean-American Olympic Festival, 1995
  • Coach of the Year USTU, 1992
  • Hall Of Fame, WHKF, 1993
  • Kung Fu Meritorious Service Award, 1990
  • Certified WTF International Referee, 1989
  • World Master of the Year, Chung Do Kwan TKD, 1984
  • Coach of the Year, AAU, 1982-1983
  • Technical Advisor, Korean Hap Ki Do / Kung Fu federation,1977-1982
  • Certification of Qualification WTF International Master, 1975
Young Grandmaster Yoo