Meet Master Um

Grand Master Il Yong Um

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  • 6th degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
  • 8th Degree Black Belt Hap Ki Do
  • 4th Degree Black Belt Korean Special Forces Martial Arts Tuek Gong Mu Sool
  • 1st Degree Black Belt Ju Do


  • 1999-2006 Yong In Martial Arts Head Master in VA USA
  • 1999-2000 Pro Aerobic Kickboxing Team Coach
  • 2000 Pro Kickboxing Demo Team Coach
  • 1996-1998 Served Korea Special Forces
  • 1996-1998 Teach Combat Hap Ki Do and Tae Kwon Do for special forces
  • 1994-1996 YWCA Hap Ki Do Master Instructor
  • 1992-1995 Martial Arts College of Yong In University Bachelor Degree and Tae Kwon Do Demonstration Team
  • 1994 Exchange Aikido training at Doyama and Kanezawa Univ. in Japan
  • 1992-1996 Acquired Licensing for Sports Massage and Chiropractics, Yoga and Physical Education
  • 1996 Gold Medal in Korea Army Championship
  • 1996 Gold Medal in Korea Special Forces Championship
  • 1992 Gold Medal in Korea Dae Chun Championship
  • 1992 Gold Medal in Korea Hap Ki Do Huk Chu Kwan Championship
  • 1991 Gold Medal in Korea Nationwide Martial Arts Championship
  • 1990 Gold Medal in Korea Hap Ki Do Championship
  • 1988 Gold Medal in Korea Nationwide Championship

Grand Master Um has studied traditional martial arts for over 30 years. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in martial arts at Yong In University, which is a well-known private university with a concentration in martial arts that is located in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. Grand Master Um is the one of the masters in the Annandale/Falls Church/Springfield area to hold an accredited bachelor’s degree in Martial Arts.He is also one of the found masters who helped sponsor the legislation of the Taekwondo After School Law.