Grandmaster Young A. Kwon, 9th Dan Black Belt, Kukkiwon

World Taekwondo Federation certified Grandmaster awarded by the Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters, Seoul, South Korea

Moo Duk Kwan 9th Dan Black Belt

Hapkido 9th Dan Black Belt (USA President of the WHA)

Kumdo 8th Dan Black Belt

Muay Thai Kickboxing


2005 – Present Founded Kwon’s Taekwondo, Inc., Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

1989 – Present Founded Kwon’s Taekwondo, Inc., Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

1988 – 1989 Chief Instructor for the United States Army at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.


1987 Chief Instructor for the Korean National Demonstration Team; brought the team to the United States.

1973 – 1975 Completed two-year specialized course at the Tae Kwon Life-Force Remedy Sports Association, Seoul, South Korea for acupuncture and chiropractic medicine; also accomplished in acupressure and sports medicine.

1973 – 1987 Founded Young Ahn’s Taekwondo School in Suwon, South Korea.

1969 – 1972 Served in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC).

Martial Arts Instructor for the Marine Corps.

Represented the Marine Corps in competitions and trained marine counterparts in the use of high-level, lethal martial arts techniques.

1965 – 1967 Lightweight Asian Kickboxing Champion for 3 years, undefeated.

1961 Junior National Taekwondo Champion, Seoul, South Korea.


Professional Memberships


  • Member of the Kukkiwon International Advisory Committee

  • Member of the World Taekwondo Federation

  • Member of the United States Taekwondo Grandmasters Society (Consultative Committee)

  • New England President of the Pan American Moo Duk Kwan Society

  • Member of the International Kickboxing Association

  • USA President of the World Hapkido Association


JAN. 06. 2012. TaeKwonDoTimes.