2023 Summer Classes: June 14 - August 4, 2023, (No class on July 14, 2023)
2023 Spring Classes Schedule: (April 4 - June 2, 2023)
Note: New students class (427036-01) does NOT require to wear a taekwondo uniform for the class. Just wear a comfortable clothing.
If a student wants to continue the taekwondo class (next level - Continuing Beginner Class), then a taekwondo uniform is required.
A Taekwondo V-nect white Uniform with our school logo (Guardian of Peace) can be purchased through Master Ho Kim during the class.
(If a student already has any kind of martial arts uniform, he/she can wear it - does not need to purchase a new uniform)
If any returning student encounters any problem with registration, please send an email to master Ho Kim.
Guide for registration:
New student, please register 427036-01 "Takewondo - New Students"
All WHITE belts and YELLOW belts - register 427036-02 "Taekwondo - Continuing Beginner"
All Orange belts and above - register 427036-03 (Fridays) or -04 (Wednesdays) "Taekwondo Intermediate/Advanced"
Black belts may register either "Intermediate/Advanced" or 427036-05 "Taekwondo for Black Belts" class.
Please wear Taekwondo Uniform and belt with pride: Click here to learn how to tie a belt properly.
Please note that even the lower rank students can use the advanced method which are used by most of the advanced students including all black belts.
Click the above picture to view a video clip - how to tie a belt
Step by step images of how to tie a Taekwondo belt -
Regular method and advanced method (click the above images)
2022 OMAC Moogong Camp - July 17, 2022 Kenyon College
ADG7 (Korean Music Performance) group performance at Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan Rd Northfield on Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 PM.
Young Tigers, family memebers and friends can purchase tickets at group discounted rate - Please send an email to MasterHoKim (@gmail.com) for the discounted rate group tickets.
"He has exhibited better focus and determination and coordination.
He is showing more self resilience, respect toward others and obedience for time."
" He has benefited by developing a stronger & confident mindset.
He strives for excellence & consistency, as taught through this TKD class."
Aug 4, 2021
Senior ranking student's comments from a belt test form:
"I experienced all of these items (speed, general health & fitness, self defense skills, weight control) the more I exersized in martial arts and this improved other aspects of my life as well, such as school sports..."
"I found the higher of rank you are, the more you gain these attributes (confidence, patience, concentration, attention, self control, respect, stress relief) as you are using them in every class."
July 16, 2021 Young Tigers Class:
New Students class, Beginners Class, Intemediate/Advanced Class
(Assistant Instructor: Palm, 1st dan)
Best Wished with Palm's new college life at Northwestern!
Dec 7, 2019
Black Belt Luncheon
August 4 2019
Best wishes to Young Tigers balck belts heading for colleges this fall (2019) -
Those who promoted to the new ranks at the Belt Promotion Test
Saturday, December 3, 2106 1 pm - 4:30 pm
at Room 129
Belt test was presided by Supreme Grandmaster Joon P. Choi,
president & founder, Oriental Martial Arts College, Inc.
founder, Moogongryu Martial Arts System
Congratulations to the following seven students who became new 1st dan black belt at the December 3rd black belt test.
Sarah, Elainia, Hellen, Mia, Aleema, Reena and Lorenzo
Click here to access to the general information on belt promotion test and download a blank test form.
("youngtiger" login is required. For questions, please send an email to "M a s t e r H o K i m @ g m a i l . c o m" ).
Seven 1st gup students training for the black belt test on December 3rd.
September 28, 2016 - Wed 7 pm Advanced class training
Black belt test requirement - all day meditation. Completed on November 3, 2016 at CRC
New 2nd dan and 1st dan black belts at the December 5, 2015 Black belt test:
Erica Diaz - promoted to 2nd Dan Black Belt
Addi Laros - promoted to 1st Dan Black Belt
Happy Birthday SG Master Joon P. Choi !
He is 70 years old.
Here is our birthday wish video clip (recorded on November 13, 2015)
Thank you to all Young Tigers and instructor Erica, assistants Peach, Pine and Palm.
Photos from the 2015 OMAC Moogong Summer Camp
July 16-19,2015 at Kenyon College Gym
Belt Promotion Test: May 15, 2015
Belt Promotion Test: March 20, 2015 8 pm at CRC
Photo by Mrs. Ballenger Belt Test Commander: Mia, 2nd gup
Photos from the July 17 - 20, 2014 Moogong Summer Camp
Addi and Isabel participated
July 17 - July 20, 2014
31st Annual Moogong Summer Camp
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Byung Jick Ro (b 7/3/1919) - Founder of Song Moo Kwan
Song Moo Kwan, originally named "Song Do Kwan", is the oldest of the five original kwans (martial art schools) of taekwondo in Korea. Its founder, Byung Jick Ro (or Roh), is the highest ranking taekwondo practitioners in the world.
No Taekwondo class at CRC on July 20th (Fri)
Make up class - August 10, (Fri) same time, same location
Trip Leader: Master Ho Kim July 19 (Thurs) 7 am - meet in front of CRC
Drive together to Kenyon College, Gambier, IL
(Driving time: approx. 7 and 1/2 hours)
July 19th Lunch - on the road, Dinner at the Camp July 22 (Sun) 5 pm - leave Kenyon College, Gambier Arrive at CRC approximate: midnight, Sunday
Master Kim recommends this camp only for advanced / black belt Young Tigers even though the camp is open to all levels of students.
Essay by Miranda Wei (1st dan black belt) written for her Dec 2011 Taekwondo black belt test was published in the Korean Quarterly newspaper Spring 2012 issue.
"Korean Quarterly is a non-profit publication that provides independent and alternative reporting on issues of identity, racism, politics and the arts and is a forum for the ideas and creativity of the whole Korean American community. For thirteen years, Korean Quarterly has been the publication of record for the Korean American and adopted Korean communities..." ~ copy from -Korean Quarterly website
New Beginner class for new students. (starts 5:20 pm, April 20) Fridays: 5:20 pm to 6:05 pm (same place as 6:15 pm classes)
Currently, new students are coming to Friday 6:15 pm classes taking classes with other white belts and yellow belts. New students have option to come either 6:15 pm class or 5:20 pm class.
5:20 pm class is mainly geared for new beginner students teaching the very basics of Taekwondo.
If you are interested in coming to 5:20 pm class rather than 6:15 pm class, please let me know by responding to this e-mail.
You do not need to change the current registration with the front desk, just come to 5:20 pm class.
I will find your name from the 6:15 pm class roster.
April 25 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm at CRC
(After Young Tigers' Wed 7 pm Adv/Black Belts class)
May 30 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm at CRC
(After Young Tigers' Wed 7 pm Adv/Black Belts class)
Only those students who have been recommended to take next belt test can take test.
Students do not have to take the belt test even if they have been recommended.
The belt promotion test is optional.
Recommendation is merely an instructor's judgment
that a student is ready to move up to next belt and
giving a permission to take a belt test.
The above information are posted at Sejong Cultural Society's website as a part of the 2012 Sejong Writing Competition (for pre-college students - due March 31, 2012). Instructor Lucy Park (Executive Director) and Master Ho Kim (Chairman of the Board) are involved with the organization since 2004. The Sejong Cultural Society is 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
"Introduce your child to classical music the fun way with interactive performances
(ages 4 and up)"
The Lincoln Trio (long time friends of Master Ho Kim and Instructor Lucy Park) is
presenting a live performances for children and family on Jan 22 (Sunday) 3 pm at Mayne Stage. Title: Ferdinand the Bull and Fried ns, featuring WFMT's Noel Morris, narrator.
Admission is FREE
Sunday, January 22, 2012 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Mayne Stage on Morse Avenue
1328 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
Congratulations to those young tigers who showed their best at July 27th's belt promotion test.
(click the photo for a larger view)
Next interim belt test will be on September 21 (Wed)
2011 main test (including black belt test) will be on December 3 (Sat), 2011
(Test will be presided by Senior Grandmaster Joon P Choi, 9th Dan black belt, President, OMAC)
We are pleased to announce that a community service award has been presented to Anna Murphy (1st dan black belt) for her volunteer service as a taekwondo instructor for the 2011 "Expanding Lives" program which supports the education of young women from West Africa who are the first in their families to continue past primary school.
Anna Murphy taught taekwondo during "Expanding Lives" program
at Loyola University, Chicago - July 26, 2011
Community service award was presented to Anna Murphy
2011 Moogong Summer camp - Anna Murphy (1st dan) and Miranda Wei (1st gup) attended with grandmaster Ho Kim and 1st dam black belt Herah. (July 21 - 24, 2011 at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH)
(Click the photo for a larger view)
Anna & Miranda
A friend of mine sent me an e-mail with photos of a Hippo and a Tortoise. I have added the photos to the warm-fuzzy section to share with you. If you have warm-fuzzy stories or photos to share with other young tigers, please sent them to me. Thank you. ~ Master Ho Kim
Upcoming Belt Promotion tests
2011 Scheduled Main Belt Promotion Test: December 3 (Sat), 2011
Special Interim Tests for selected students
July 27 (Wed) 8:05 pm - 8:50 PM at CRC Room 119 (for low rank students)
September 21 (Wed) 8:05 pm - 8:50 PM (for Intermediate and high rank students including low rank students who can not take the test on July 27th)
(Instructor's recommendation/permission is required to take a belt promotion test)
Wednesday Classes - June 15th - August 3 + August 12 (Friday)
(one week extended)
Additional Class - August 12 (Fri) 6:15 pm for Wed Intermediate class and 7:00 pm Wed Advancedclass
Friday Classes - June 17th - August 5
Have a wonderful Spring break!
Spring break.(March 28th week) - No classes
Spring session begins in the week of April 4th.
No classes during May 2 - 13th (2 weeks)
(Note: Beginner class includes new beginners, white belts and yellow belts)
Spring session ends in the week of May30th
Summer session begins in the week of June 13th
Summer session ends in the week of August 1
Belt Promotion Test
March 22 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM at CRC
To test a belt test:
Recommendation from an instructor to take belt test is required.