Our Grand Master

Supreme Grand Master Hee Sang Ro

Grand Master Hee Ro, is an 9th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and Master of Hapkido, Kumdo and Kung Fu and is the son of the founder of Taekwondo, Byung Jick Ro

He was literally born into the martial arts and he began his official training in 1958 under his father who taught him a wide variety of techniques he had learned as a young man in Korea as well as from legendary martial arts pioneers such as Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate as well as many that he'd developed himself, creating Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo. 

In the 1960's Grand Master Ro distinguished himself by becoming one of the youngest students to reach 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. Pursuing his deep interest in the traditional martial arts, he began studying Hapkido in 1963 and Shaolin Kung Fu in 1967. He subsequently became an instructor to the Korean Army and one of Korea´s Taekwondo champions. In 1976 he moved to the United States.

Like his father before him, Grandmaster Ro has been a martial arts pioneer, extending Song Moo Kwan to include the traditional martial arts of Hapkido, Kumdo and Shaolin Kung Fu. Supreme Grand Master Ro carries on the Ro family legacy as the President of the World Song Moo Kwan Association, leading hundreds of Song Moo Kwan schools around the world.

Grandmaster Ro still teaches the Black Belt class at the World Martial Arts Center when he is not travelling around the world teaching Song Moo Kwan martial arts.