Grand Master S.H. Yu
GrandMaster S.H. Yu has dedicated his life to the Martial Arts. A lifetime of study and service to the evolution of Martial Arts distinguishes him as an elite achiever who is affiliated and recognized by significant martial arts organizations, including:
- The World Tae Kwon Do Federation
- International Hapkido Federation
- Farang-do Federation
- The World Haidong Kumdo Federation
His expertise includes study, practice, and choreography of various traditional Martial Arts, including Kumdo (Swords) and Artistic Weaponry, with the goal of promoting unity of body, mind and spirit. He firmly believes that the study of martial arts can and will make everyone a more capable and fully realized person.
GrandMaster Yu is the longtime student of GrandMaster Byung Jick Ro, one of the founding fathers of modern Tae Kwon Do. He was the student of other historically significant Master teachers in a variety of disciplines. GrandMaster Yu earned the title of Master Instructor at an early age, recognized for his natural ability of combining artistic skill with a talent for teaching.
GrandMaster Yu came by invitation to the United States, and has been teaching here many years, currently focused on Chicago and surrounding western suburbs, including Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and Elmwood Park for the past 16 years. Wherever he is, students are welcome to a challenging, safe and friendly environment, where they excel and discover their best selves! His teaching philosophy is traditional, with a practical and achievable approach for everyone, regardless of body type, age or gender.
Our dedicated team of instructors, trained “from the ground up” by GrandMaster Yu promote the highest standards of safety, attention and accuracy to ensure a solid understanding of the techniques. He has trained students, who are now Masters teaching young martial artists throughout the world.