Sr. GrandMaster Yu is the longtime student of the Tae Kwon Do Song Moo Kwan organization founded by SupremeGrandMaster Byung Jick Ro, one of the First Generation Senior GrandMasters, the Father of Tae Kwon Do. He was the student of other historically significant Master teachers in a variety of disciplines, including the Korean Hapkido Founder, SupremeGrandMaster Myung.
Sr. 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. He received numerous citations for teaching excellence and artistic development, and enjoys teaching martial arts to lifelong learners as the foundation of a healthy, balanced life beyond sports and competition.
After traveling with students early in his U.S. career on the tournament circuit, over time he observed the absence of quality and integrity in the martial arts sports arena. While he recognizes the value of competition, he believes students deserve to learn beyond what tournaments and trophies can offer, and feels responsible to impart a well-rounded, quality martial arts education.