Hwang began his martial arts
training at the age of 11 in Korea. He was instructor of the famed Tiger Division of
the Republic of Korea Army, and taught both the United States Marine Corps, and the
Vietnamese Army, while he also served in the Vietnam war. He is a graduate of
Kyung Buk National University majoring in political science.
He was one of the first to graduate from the International
Taekwon-Do Federations instructor training course, and was certified as an
official umpire by the International Taekwon-Do Federation. In 1971, he retired
as a Captain of the Republic of Korea Army and opened a school in
Manchester, Connecticut, USA and taught a credited course at Manchester
Community Technical College.
Hwang is currently an 9th Degree Grand Master Instructor, and oversees nine chief instructors with fifteen school locations and
thousands of students. He is a member and chairman of the International Taekwon-Do
Federation Policy Committee and is chairman of the International Taekwon-Do Federation
Merger Committee and served as spokesman for International Taekwon-Do Federation for four
He is also President of the KoreAmercia Taekwon-Do
Union (KATU). He was director of the 1989 United States Taekwon-Do team to
the World Youth Festival in D.P.R. Korea and 1990 United States Taekwon-Do to the first
Soviet International Taekwon-Do Championships.
Also, 1992, 1994, 1995, USA Taekwon-Do team Master
Recently appointed as chairman of the International Taekwon-Do
Federation Promotional Committee. He travels worldwide performing Taekwon-Do
demonstrations and seminars, oversees many countries such as Ireland, Philippines,
Dominican Republic, Mexico, Australia, Greece, and many states within America, and he is
special assistant to General Choi Hong Hi...the founder of Taekwon-Do.
If you would like more information about
Grand Master Hwang or would like to have him speak at an event you may contact him at KATU
Grand Master Kwang Sung Hwang
KoreAmerica Taekwon-Do Union
441 South Main Street Unit 97
Manchester, CT 06040
phone # 860-649-9696
fax # 860-649-1231