Grandmaster Ko is an incarnation of martial arts excellence.  His life demonstrate a never-ending pursuit of perfection:

  • Korea Yudo Martial Arts College (former Yongin University) 1968

  • Korean National Martial Arts Champion 1965-1968

  • Korean Boxing State Champion. 1967

  • Korean Army Tae Kwon Do Champion.  1969

  • Korea Army Tae Kwon Do instructor, Vietnam War (White Horse Division) 1969

  • Demonstrator for the World Tae Kwon Do Federation.  1972

  • Captain of Yudo Martial Arts University Demonstration Team.  1973

  • Instructor of U.S. Army General Staff Collebe, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1976 - 1979

  • International Referee, 3rd Annual World Tae Kwon Do Championship, Chicago, IL 1977

  • Founder of Ko's Black Belt Academy, Independence, MO 1979

  • Master Instructor of the Year Award, Martial Arts Times magazine. 1980

  • Instructor of KC Royals Baseball players (Larry Gura, Willie Wilson, U.L. Washington, and Willie Akins 1983-1985

  • U.S. National Team Coach of Pan American Games. 1985

  • U.S. National Tea Ambassador for Martial Arts Summit, Seoul Korea 1987

  • Founder of Ko's Black Belt Academy, Overland Park, Kansas 1990

  • US Tae Kwon Do National Team Manager 1994

  • Kansas Tae Kwon Do Association of USAT 2011, President

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