About Master Choe

Master Choe (pronounced CHAY) Hui Son. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, he began his Martial Arts studies at the age of 6. He studied both Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. Master Choe received his 1st Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do from Supreme Grand Master Ko at the age of 9. Master Choe currently holds a certified 6th Dan in Tae Kwon Do. He received his 1st Dan Black Belt in Hapkido at the age of 13 from Grand Master Yoon, Byoung Ok. Master Choe is a certified 7th Dan in Hapkido.

While in high school Master Choe expanded his Martial arts knowledge by studying Shaolin Kung Fu. He continued to improve his ability and knowledge in Hap Ki Do and Tae Kwon Do as well. He also learned the philosophy of Kendo from Grandmaster Omoto in the USA.

In 1980 Master Choe became the head instructor for the U.S. Army at Camp Stanley in South Korea. He later served his country when he became a Marine in the South Korean Marine Corps. After Master Choe finished his tour in the military, he opened his own Hapkido Martial arts School in Seoul. In 1987, Master Choe was asked to serve his country again as a personal bodyguard for the South Korean Olympic Power Lifting Team.

In 1989 Master Choe moved to the United States and opened Choe's Hapkido School in Spanaway, Washington State. In 1999 Master Choe opened another Hapkido School in Federal Way, WA. He also teaches Hapkido to the Military personnel at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Some Quick Facts about Master Choe:

  • 7th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido
  • 6th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Appointed as Instructor of Kum-Moo-Kwan Do Jang in Korea Hapkido Association
  • Appointed to teach Martial Arts to Fort Lewis Military Personnel
  • Author of the book, ``Basic Hapkido"
  • Author of the Videos, ``Hapkido Basic 1 / Hapkido Advanced 2"
  • Registered Master in Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do in Washington State, USA


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