Biography of Grand Master J.B. Chung
Grand Master Dr. J. B. Chung
9th degree black belt
In the 1950s Grand Master Jae Bock Chung studied at the Chung Do Kwon Institute in Seoul, Korea; which is the oldest and most famous Tae Kwon Do institute in the world, and he later taught the United States Eighth Army unarmed combat techniques. He was also a senior black belt member of the Tae Kwon Do advisory committee for the entire Korean University system.
After coming to the United States, Grand Master Chung established the Madison Tae Kwon Do School in Madison, Wisconsin in 1966. This was the first Tae Kwon Do school in Wisconsin, and the third in the United States. Soon later he organized the World Tae Kwon Do Association (WTA), which is the largest Tae Kwon Do Association in the United States.
Aside from organizing Tae Kwon Do tournaments with other WTA schools (only Chung Do Kwon masters and students are eligible to compete), he has held annual “kiddie camp” charity benefits sponsored by the Capitol Times Newspaper, trained the Madison Police Department in self-defense before they established their own style, served as a self-defense program director at West Point Military Academy, and in the 1970s, the Madison Tae Kwon Do School and the WTA were the first institutions in the United States to offer a dedicated women's self-defense class free of charge.
Grand Master Chung is President of the National Tae Kwon Do Association (NTA); which was formed in the 1990s, and a senior member of the Chung Do Kwon, Tae Kwon Do style. Throughout his career he has received numerous awards, proclamations, and citations. He is also a doctor who practices internal medicine and pain management in Madison, Wisconsin.
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