Grand Master Y.S.Chung

Grand Master Yun Sung Chung was born in Seoul, Korea and began his taekwondo at the age of 12. By the end of  his high school years, he had earned the rank of Black Belt in both taekwondo and judo. As a college student, Grand Master Chung trained in a third martial art: Hapkido. His college education was interrupted by the Vietnam war, where he was enlisted in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines. After his service in the Korean military as a combat instructor for special forces, Grand Master Chung completed his education in business.

Grand Master Chung came to the United States in 1971 to begin teaching self-defense to the U.S. Military in Fort Riley, Kansas. He was captivated by the diverse landscape, and meeting people of different cultural regions within the United States.  At Topeka, Kansas Grand Master Chung worked with Grand Master In Mook Kim and focused his time and efforts in training and meeting instructors across the nation. In March 1976, he opened Chung's Academy of Taekwondo, in Montgomery, Alabama.

Although known as the "tough, powerful ex-marine" to the general public via newspaper and other forms of media, Grand Master Chung's most rewarding times in the martial arts have come from teaching students, and especially children the values and techniques of Taekwondo. "My goal is to help children build a strong character in a positive environment. Teaching discipline and coordination is a challenge I enjoy. As an instructor of taekwondo, I'm constantly reminded that personal success comes from helping others reach their goals."