Grand Master Jun Chong

Grand Master Jun Chong

  • 9th dan black belt Tae Kwon Do
  • 9th dan Hapkido

Born in Korea in 1944, Jun Chong began his Tae Kwon Do training at the age of 6. His family immigrated to America years later, and as a black belt he began training and teaching in Hapkido with legendary Master Sea Oh Choi. At age 24, Master Chong opened his first school in Rosemead, and 3 years later purchased a second school on Wilshire Blvd. from a good friend, Chuck Norris. This school would later become Jun Chong Tae Kwon Do Headquarters. By 1978, Black Belt Magazine voted Jun Chong “Instructor of the Year.” Some of his students have included Phillip Rhee (Best of the Best), Simon Rhee (Race to Witch Mountain), Jay Leno, Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Dr. Robert Rey (Dr. 90210), Mark Hicks (Rush Hour), David Alan Grier (In Living Color), and Bill “Superfoot” Wallace. Grandmaster Jun Chong now holds a 9th degree black belt in Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do, a 7th degree in Goju-Ryu, and a 2nd degree in Kendo. His background includes Aikido, Karate, and even boxing. He continues to learn new styles of martial arts today like Jiu-Jitsu, Escrima, and Iaido, and is an expert in the use of numerous weapons.


“You have been a great influence to my training and my life. I only hope that I can pass along your knowledge and teaching to my students as you have made me who I am today as a martial artist.”-Master Raymond Abrigo, 4th dan black belt, Abrigo Martial Arts (Culver City)