Master Chang Bae Yi

Master Yi began his taekwondo journey in 1983 under the instruction of his uncle, Grand Master Kim in Texas, an 8th Degree Black Belt. In 1989 Master Yi moved to Alabama and seek instruction under Grand Master Chung who was also a student of Grand Master Kim. 

Master Chang Bae Yi, along with his brother Chang Won, opened Athens Taekwondo Center in Athens, GA in 1992. Master Yi taught in the Athens area for over 20 years. He was Master Barnett's first taekwondo teacher, and helped develop countless martial artest over the years. 

Master Yi's constant positive outlook on life and the marital arts is infectious, to know him is to love him. His style has heavily influenced Master Barnett as a teacher and a human being. Master Yi's famous catch phrase "You can do it!!" is well known as a source of motivation for all that know him. He is under the firm belief that if you give all of your heart, it will come back to you.