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Grandmaster Doo Kyun Lee

Grandmaster Doo Kyun Lee is a 7th-degree black belt certified by the Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters, who has lived a life dedicated to the art of Taekwondo.  He first started when he was 4 years old at a local Taekwondo academy in his hometown of Busan, South Korea.

Prodigy: In middle school, he joined the elite sparring team, where he won his first medal at a major tournament.  He continued his elite training throughout high school and became nationally recognized as a Tae Kwon Do prodigy when he became the youngest athlete to qualify for the Korean National Team Trials in the history of the sport.

International Champion: After a successful career in the sport as a junior athlete, he went on to major in Tae Kwon Do at Kyunghee University on a full scholarship. He flourished as a collegiate athlete, making it on to the Korean National Team twice, during his sophomore and senior year. After graduation, he joined a professional team in Korea, where he was sponsored to go to various international tournaments, such as Spain Open, France Open, and United States Open, where he won gold each time.

International Coach and Education: In addition to his training, he continued his education while on the professional team. He received a master's degree in Tae Kwon Do with a concentration in sports science at his alma mater. After retiring from his career as an athlete, he went on to take a coaching position for the Paraguay National Team, where he drastically improved their record in the international arena. Most recently, Grandmaster Lee was the head coach of the Duke University taekwondo team from 2011-2022, bringing home the program’s first national medals.

Teaching Philosophy: After two years in his coaching position, he moved back to Korea and opened his own school. Within a few years, he decided to act on his life vision of immigrating to the United States and imparting his knowledge of martial arts to an international crowd. Now the headmaster of our school, Grandmaster Lee devotes all of his time and energy to inspiring those around him and instilling the spirit of Tae Kwon Do into all his students. At our school, he has turned hundreds of students into dedicated Tae Kwon Do practitioners, who are black belts not just in martial arts but also in their personal life. His coaching also produced several national champions in high school and collegiate divisions, who went on to compete internationally representing the United States, as well as a USA Taekwondo National Team member, USAT Nationals silver medalist, and a Team Trials medalist.


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