The Greats of Taekwon-do
Grand Master Hwang, Kwang Sung

                             Grand Master Hwang, Kwang Sung

Grand Master Hwang was born in Teagu Korea. Taegu is the 3rd largest city south of the 38th parallel,
and is south east of Seoul and north of Busan. At the age of eleven, he started his martial arts training.
After graduating with a degree in Political Science from KyungPook National University he joined the
Republic of Korean Army as a commissioned officer in 1964. Serving as a Korean Airborne and Ranger
officer and serving his country in Vietnam. He was stationed in Saigon, Chu Ly, and several others. He
taught Taekwon-Do to the Korean Tiger Division, the Korean Army, the US Army and the US Marines
along with the Vietnamese Army. Receiving commendation medals from Korea and Vietnam. 1970
marked his retirement from the ROK Army as a Captain, and Service Company Commander of the
26th Infantry Division. Also known as the Taekwon-Do Division.

1971 marked the year Grand Master Hwang was invited to the US and first taught a credited class at
Manchester Community Technical College, and then one year later in 1972 he opened his first
Taekwon-Do school. In 1974 Grand Master Hwang graduated from the first International Taekwon-Do
Federation Instructors course held by General Choi, HongHi in Montr? Canada. He also graduated from
the ITF Umpires course. Grand Master Hwang also happens to be one of seven Grand Masters
(9th Degree black belts) ever promoted by General Choi, Hong Hi. Grand Master Rhee of the UK was
the first, and Grand Master Sereff and Grand Master Hwang were promoted the same day.

Grand Master Hwang has served as Director of the USA Junior Taekwon-Do team every Junior World
Championships since 1990 and was the 1989 and 1992 USA Senior Taekwon-Do Team Director.
Grand Master Hwang served as special assistant to General Choi, was the Official Spokesman of the ITF,
and served as Chairman of the ITF Promotion and Merger Committees. In addition, as Secretary
General of the ITF .

Grand Master Hwang currently oversees 15 Hwang?s School of Taekwon-Do, and many schools
throughout the world. Traveling and giving seminars in places such as Aruba, Australia, Canada, Greece,
Italy, India, Ireland, Mexico and the Philippines.


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