Lee's School of Judo, Karate & Hapkido

128 Post Road, Darien, CT.  06820     Call us  (203) 655-8518

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About Grand Master Yong-Man Lee 

Grand Master Yong-Man Lee is a 9th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, and an 8th Degree Black Belt in Judo and Hapkido. A United States citizen, he was born in Seoul, Korea, where he won the Middle Weight Judo Championship in 1963. He graduated from the Korean Judo College in 1965, and was then appointed Judo and Self-Defense Instructor at the Korean C.I.C., the Intelligence Service of the Korean Special Army. He later became Judo and Tae Kwon Do instructor at the 8th U.S. Army Headquarters in Korea. Following his appointment as Chief Judo Instructor at the Seoul Central YMCA, he traveled to El Salvador and Guatemala, where he demonstrated Judo and Karate theory and application, and presented an Honorary Black Belt to the President of El Salvador.

Grand Master Yong-Man Lee established Lee’s School in Darien, Connecticut, in 1975, and the school has been open continuously ever since. A unique aspect of the school is that Grand Master Lee does most of the teaching himself, instead of relegating that responsibility to his senior students. Although his senior students do teach, their role is minimal and supportive only. Over the years, his students have excelled in various competitions and events. Some of the many awards they have won include World Tang Soo Do Champion, National Junior Championship, and several National Championships.

 Grand Master Lee has two children and lives in Wilton, Connecticut, with his wife.                                                          ______________________          

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