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About Grand Master Jung

Contact Informations
  • Grand Master Woojin Jung
  • 1510 Mt Vernon Rd SE
  • Cedar Rapids, IOWA 52403 USA
  • Phone Number +1 (319) 363-2425 / +1 (319) 396-1980
  • mail to wjjung@taekwondotimes.com

Professional Experience

1942
Born in Ul-ju-Gun, Kyng Sang Nam Do , S. Korea
1970
Received a BA degree in Mechanical Engineering at Han-Yang University
1971
Immigrated to US
1972
Established 's Tae Kwon Do Academy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1979-05
Established New Life Fitness World, Fitness Club
1981
Established Tri-Mount Publication, Inc.
Published Tae Kwon Do Times
1982-89
President of Korean American Society of Iowa
1985-88
First US and Canada Tae Kwon Do tour to Korea (Held by TKD Times)
1987
Coordinated sister city between Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Ul-Ju Gun S. Korea
1991
Formed North and South Korea and US Tae Kwon Do demo team
1995
Eagle’s Nest open (Tae Kwon Do practice place) at Colorado Springs
1998-01
Member of NUAC (National Unification Advisory Council)
2000
North Korea Tae Kwon Do Tour begin (Held by TKD Times)

2001-Pres.
Kyung-Hee University Honorary Professor
2005-Pres.
Member of Kyung-Sang-Buk-Do, Korea honorary advisor
2006
The 2nd World TKD Festival Prayer for Unification - 60 participant from12 countries performed board breaking ceremony at North side of DMZ. (AP special news)
2007
North Korean TKD Demo team Goodwill Tour (First time N. Korean national anthem was played in 5 US major cities during the tour)
2008
As respond of N. Korean TKD team tour, New York Philharmonic orchestra visited and played American National anthem first time ever in N. Korea.
2009
Established Woojin Jung Tree in Cedar Rapid, Iowa
2010
2010 Kye-Myung University Tae Kwon Do department special professor

2011
The 2nd N. Korean Tae Kwon Do Demo Team performed in 3 major eastern cities, Goodwill Tour

Publications

1998
Tae Kwon Do book, "Free Style Sparring"
2002
세계가 우리를 기다린다.(Korean)
2003
Autobiography, "Eastern Spirit, Western Dreams" (English version)
2004
Revised edition of "Eastern Spirit, Western Dreams" (English version)
2008
"Best Instructor + Best School = Best Life!" (English version)
2009
가난과 고난은 인생의보약이다, (Korean)
2009
최고의사범+최고의도장=Best Life!, (Korean)

Awards

1985
Honorary Korean Award by the Prime Minister
1986
Small Business Administration's Iowa Minority Small Business Person of the Year
1990
Iowa Economic Development Award
2009
TKD Ambassador Award, US Taekwondo Grandmaster Society
2009
The Woojin Jung Tree Monument (Dedicated by the City of Cedar Rapids)
2011
Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame 2011 for Tae Kwon Do
2012
Living Legend of Tae Kwon Do, Legends of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards

Foundations

1978
Jung's Black Belt Foundation
1988
Woo Jin Scholarship, South Korea (Chung-Yang Elementary and middle schools in his hometown of Ulsan)
2000
Grand Master Honor Society Foundation
2005
Jung Family Charitable Foundation

Current Activities

 
Jung's Tae Kwon Do Academy Inc. ( 45 branches in 4 states)
 
New Life Fitness World (7 Clubs, 4 Cities)
 
Point Aerie LTD, LLC
 
Mountain Top Co. (Department Store/Office Building)
 
Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine published worldwide (International)