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Meet Our Staff

Grandmaster Baek Lee

8th Dan Grandmaster Instructor

Master Lee

             Grandmaster Lee has earned national recognition for his martial arts skills and teaching methods in Korea. He has also contributed to the SWAT team and police, saving many hostages and keeping citizens safe from criminals. Throughout his professional career, he has learned self-defense in many forms. 

             Grandmaster Lee currently directs all his efforts toward bringing the benefits of Martial Arts to the local community. Below are his many past titles and accomplishments.


  •  World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters Certified Instructor

  •  US Hap Ki Do Black Eagle  Illinois State president

  •  US Tae Kwon Do  Chung Do Kwan Director

  •  USAT Tae Kwon Do Certified referee

  •  Korea police Academy Hap Ki Do Instructor (1998)

  •  Korea State Police Headquarters Tae Kwon Do Instructor(1998)

  •  Korea SWAT Team Head Instructor (1999 - 2002)

  •  Korea Presidential and Vip Guard (1999 - 2002)

  •  2002 Korea World Cup Guard

  •  2000 Asia - Europe President Meeting Guard (ASEM)

  •  Hap Ki Do State Sparring Team 1996-1997

  •  Hap Ki Do National Demonstration Team (Black Eagle, 1993- 1998)

  •  Tae Kwon Do State Sparring Team 1999-2000

  •  Korea SWAT Team Champion 2002

  •  Came to the USA in 2002

Master Ho Yeol Lee

5th Dan Master Instructor

            As the lead Master of U.S. Martial Arts Academy, Master Lee has been training and involved in teaching martial arts for over twenty-five years. He is able to draw from the traditional values of martial arts while keeping the programs up to date on new teaching methods. His dedication to refining the children’s program to enhance the students’ experience continues to be his passion. He promotes not only an environment that challenges the students to develop their martial arts skills, but also keeps the class fun and engaging

  •  World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters Certified Instructor

  •  Tae kwon do 5th Dan Master Instructor 

  •  Yongmudo 4th Dan

  •  Young In University Graduation 

  •  Judo 2nd Dan 

  •  Youth Sports 1st Grade Certified Instructor 

  •  Youth Recreation 1st Grade Certified Instructor 

  •  Youth Growth Obesity Excercise 1st Grade Certified Instructor 

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Instructor Young Kim 

3rd Dan  Instructor

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           Instructor Liz Kim is one of our lead instructors. She embarked on her martial arts journey alongside her two children back in 2004. At that time, her eldest child was just 4 years old, and two years later, her second child joined in, also at the tender age of 4.


With unwavering passion, Liz diligently nurtures her students, ensuring they adapt well to the practice. She believes that Taekwondo is the sport she wholeheartedly recommends for families, as it's a wonderful way to bond and grow together with your children.

 Instructor Chris J.  Lee   

4th Dan Lead Instructor

            Instructor Chris is one of the lead instructors of U.S. Martial Arts Academy, Instructor Chris has been training from 4 years old

He has been instructor since freshman of high school and has been a role model of respect and discipline to his peers and junior students


Now as one of the lead instructors of U.S. Martial Arts Academy, he would like to share his experience with junior students

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