Kwon’s Taekwondo first opened at Berkeley, IL in June, 1974. It moved to Franklin Park, IL in March of 1975. In the last 37 years, thousands of students have passed through the ranks of Taekwondo with more than 600 of them achieving Black Belt Certificates. Beside a huge group of Black Belts, Grand Master Kwon also presented Honorary Black Belt Certificates from the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters to Mayor Richard M. Daley, City of Chicago, Governors Jim Edgar, George Ryan, and Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, the Mayors of Seattle, WA, Euclid, OH, Harlingen, TX, Covina, CA, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, St. Louis, MO, Lincoln, IL, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and many, many more Politicians and High Ranking Police Officers, locally, nationwide, and worldwide for promoting Taekwondo. Also, Grand Master Kwon was one of the Comittee members for Taekwondo Olympic Status.
Kwon’s Taekwondo students take great pride in their school and in demonstrated their skills, whether during class, at tournaments, or pomotions. Many National Championships are in our student ranks, including Olympic medallists Juan Moreno and Arlene Limas, who trained at Kwon’s Taekwondo.
Grand Master Kwon has organized many charitable events with profits going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, some local charities, and some of our own students’ medical needs. It is rewarding to know that many of Kwon’s Taekwondo students have gone on to successful careers as lawyers, doctors, engineers, politiciains, and owners of their own businesses. The younger students have benefited by performing better in school and projecting better attitudes, which lead to better grades.
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