Grand Master Chung Won Oh
In the 1950s the South Korean Military wanted to combine the best aspects of the top Korean Martial Arts. They appointed Military General Choi Hong Hi to head up the project and the new art was named Tae Kwon Do. Grand Master Chung Oh trained with General Choi in the early years, joined the Korean Military, then the Elite South Korean Marine Corp. Working with General Choi, Grand Master Chung Oh became a Marine Corp Tae Kwon Do Instructor.
After years in the Marine Corp, Grand Master Chung Oh moved to Germany, opened a Chung Oh's School of Tae Kwon Do and taught Tae Kwon Do to German Police Officers. In 1972 General Choi came to Canada and in 1973 Grand Master Chung Oh also came and opened a Chung Oh's School of Tae Kwon Do in Kitchener, Ontario. He soon after opened branch schools in Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.
Grand Master Oh's sons, Master Inn and Master Thomas trained their entire lives with Grand Master Oh and benefited from the many connections to Tae Kwon Do Masters world wide. Master Michael Malleck joined the Kitchener school in 1977 as a teenager. Grand Master Oh took a liking to him and trained him in all the original concepts of Tae Kwon Do. Masters Inn, Thomas and Malleck have trained in Korea many times over the years at different affiliated martial arts schools, South Korea Chung Oh Schools, as well as Korean Monasteries in Sun Mu Do with the monks. All 3 Masters have competed and won many major Tournaments throughout Canada and the United States.
Chung Oh Schools have produced many 1st Place Champions at World Competitions in South Korea.
On seven different occasions a Chung Oh's student won 1st place in World Champion Breaking competitions. A Chung Oh Student broke the world record for turn side kick breaking only to have the record broken again a few years later by another Chung Oh's student.
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