skip to Main Content

Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts Oak Park

We are the Original Home for True Martial Arts in Oak Park, IL, building a legacy of martial arts excellence for more than 20 years. Led by GrandMaster Yu, a 9th-Dan, licensed 1st Class Certified, internationally recognized GrandMaster, we proudly uphold the ancient, over thousands of years Martial Arts Teachings. We educate and create future leaders with a well-rounded awareness and knowledge of societal challenges, guiding them to distinguish their Way. We believe that the purpose of the Martial Arts Dojhang is to promote discipline and the Way which includes the Way of Life, Justice, Peace, and Prosperity. The Martial Arts Dojhang is NOT a playground nor is it a birthday party venue, it is a sacred space for human development and fostering a disciplined purpose, good health, strength, and community through practice. We believe the Martial Artist is “The One who follows and creates the Way using his/her own mind, body, and spirit.” Our teachers and instructors have a mission: they are responsible to develop each student’s highest quality of life. Our purpose is to “help the student discover the foundation of their life and build their interior kingdom.” This is true Martial Art.

Our Credentials

Previous
Next
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Federation 9th Dan Certificate and Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Federation Organization Membership
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Federation 9th Dan Certificate Our Teacher and Founder, GrandMaster S.H. Yu, one of the the world’s highest ranking GrandMaster Teachers, a 9th Dan World-Class GrandMaster.
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Federation Organization Membership Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts is an exclusive Organization Member in High Standing of Kukkiwon, The World Tae Kwon Do Federation.
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Academy 1st Class Tae Kwon Do Judge
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Academy 1st Class Tae Kwon Do Judge GrandMaster Yu is the highest level, international test examiner, endorsed by the Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Federation.
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Academy 1st Class Tae Kwon Do Master
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Academy 1st Class Tae Kwon Do Master GrandMaster Yu, recognized and rated the highest level possible, 1st Class Tae Kwon Do Master.
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters International Advisory Board Appointment Letter
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters International Advisory Board - Letter of Declaration GrandMaster Yu appointed to the Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters International Advisory Board
International Hapkido Federation Dan Certificate
International Hapkido Federation Dan Certificate GrandMaster Yu was a student of The Late Hapkido Supreme GrandMaster Myung, the founding father of Modern Korean Hapkido, and achieved 8th Dan.
World Haidong Gumdo (Kumdo) Federation Master’s Certification
World Haidong Gumdo (Kumdo) Federation Master’s Certification GrandMaster Yu is an official, recognized Master Teacher of World Haidong Gumdo.
World Haidong Gumdo (Kumdo) Federation Dojhang Organization Membership
World Haidong Gumdo (Kumdo) Federation Dojhang Organization Membership GrandMaster Yu’s training and qualifications with the World Haidong Gumdo Federation have qualified our school as an official education center for World Haidong Gumdo (Kumdo)
International Hapkido Federation Master’s Appointment credentials
International Hapkido Federation Master’s Appointment credentials GrandMaster Yu is an official International Hapkido Federation Master Teacher
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters International Advisory Board Medal
9th Dan Lifetime Achievement Medal 9th Dan Lifetime Achievement Medal received from Kukkiwon, World TKD Headquarters, August 2016
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters International Advisory Board Recognition Plaque
Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters International Advisory Board - Recognition Plaque GrandMaster Yu appointed to the Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters International Advisory Board

Martial Arts Programs

Previous
Next
Show more
AdultProgramPageID_opt

Adult and Teen Martial Arts Programs in Oak Park and River Forest, IL

Master Yu Martial Arts’ program for Adults & Teens is based on the traditional martial arts — Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Dansudo, Farang-do, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Kumdo and ancient weapons. More information about Adult & Teen Martial Arts.
READ MORE »
Show more
karate classes for kids

KinderKarate: Preschool Karate Class in Oak Park, River Forest, IL

KinderKarate, our dynamic preschool program is offered year round, Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-4:40pm. Bring your favorite preschooler to a true martial arts experience: We will accept a maximum of 10 children per class session. More Information about KinderKarate.
READ MORE »
Show more
karate classes for kids

Kids Karate Classes in Oak Park and River Forest, IL

The Home for Quality Kids Karate classes in Oak Park, River Forest, IL since 1994, and still growing strong! We believe the development of a child is an important undertaking. GrandMaster Yu has devoted his life to successfully leading children to realize their potential.. More Information about Kids Karate Classes.
READ MORE »
Show more
martial arts training

Private Martial Arts Lessons – Oak Park, River Forest, IL

Grand Master Yu is available for hour-long private lessons. Each lesson is especially tailored to the needs on the student and their training objectives. More information about Private Martial Arts Lessons
READ MORE »
Show more
haidong gumdo

Kumdo Martial Arts: The Art of the Sword – Oak Park and River Forest, IL

Dating back to before the Common Era, during the period of The Three Kingdoms, the ancient art of Kumdo, or Korean swordsmanship, remains as an enduring practice of grace, power and dignity. “Kumdo” is “The Art of the Sword.” More information about Kumdo Martial Arts.
READ MORE »
Show more
12-week-program

12 Week Martial Arts – Oak Park, River Forest, IL

The Master Yu 12 Week Program is the perfect way to begin or continue your journey to Martial Arts mastery. Master Yu’s program teaches Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo and ancient weapons. More information about 12 Week Martial Arts.
READ MORE »

Latest News

Essay Question – December 2018 Test

Our young martial artists in our Children's Program presented so well in their quarterly promotion…

Read More

Staying True to Myself

I can be my own hero by staying true to myself, setting goals to achieve…

Read More

Testimonials

My son was a student for many months at the school before we moved out of state. Let me say this is by far the best karate school ever on the planet! I was overly pleased with the structured skills taught by Master Yu. They were impressive! The fact that the energy in the building is extremely positive had me sold upon entering. Master Yu's personality is simply the kindest person you'll ever meet. The discipline is shown in such a healthy way that the students automatically have the highest respect for their instructors. Master Yu sets the tone for being a great leader so gracefully. My son had nothing but respect for Master Yu and the other instructors. Every time he attended class he was intrigued with excitement and dedication. He looked forward to going everyday because he was actually learning. But more importantly, I noticed that he was listening which was something he failed to do at times. The other thing I admired that students had to do were writing assignments to show their diligence and how hard work is earned and not given. The teachings and guidance taught here at this martial arts school is bar to none! The authenticity of the foundation to the basics is set apart from any other karate school my son had attended. The bonus that you receive for being a student here is that Grand Master Yu teaches and passes on ancient traditional martial art styles and skills( nothing you can learn about in a book). How cool is that! My son has developed the greatest skills in martial arts and he applies them to his everyday life. He looks forward to continuing his journey to being the best he can be in life using martial arts.

“As the saying goes, “behind every great student is a great teacher.” GrandMaster Yu is indeed a great martial arts teacher with over 40 years of experience in guiding students to be their best. I am fortunate to be one of his students. Through GrandMaster Yu’s direct instruction, personal example and commitment to traditional martial arts principles, I have developed a martial arts worldview that has shaped me physically and mentally, and also as a caring and responsible human being.”

“Since enrolling my son, I have seen incredible growth in his self-confidence, self-respect and physical coordination. Indeed, he was being so enriched and having so much fun, I joined myself and have enjoyed learning the new skills tremendously. Earlier this summer, we were in California and practicing our techniques together on the beach. Nothing on TV beats that.”

Call Us Now (708) 383-3456
CALL US NOW Back To Top