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Modern Tae Kwon Do in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach

Our family approach to martial arts has something for everyone:
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Lose weight and get in shape, while learning self-defense and releasing stress.
Get all of the benefits of the after school program, and families can improve their relationships while spending quality time together
Tae Kwon Do is fun and fulfilling activity for men, women and children of any age.
Our Dynamic Curriculum
Each month specially designed course focuses on a different principle to encourage your children's winning development for life. Our program will teach your children discipline and self-defense, while reinforcing the values they get at home and in the class room.
  • Physical Fitness
  • A Positive Personality
  • Outstanding Character
  • Team Work
  • Social Skill
  • A “Yes I Can” Attitude
  • Mentoring in Self Defense
  • Builds Character
  • Improves Grades
  • Develops Self-Esteem
  • Teaches Respect
Taekwondo students - Virginia Beach, VA - U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center

Grand Master Credentials

Grand Master Soon Man Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and began studying Taekwondo at the age of 7. He is an International Master Instructor, International Referee and a certified 9th degree black belt from Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Federation's headquarters. He has published articles in the United States Taekwondo Union's USTC Taekwondo Journal. Master Lee is known for his wisdom, honesty, great sense of justice and his willingness to help anyone in need.

At the age of 23, Master Lee became a master instructor training students professionally. He served 3 years with the South Korean Marine Corps. He coached on the high school and college levels. He emigrated to the United States in 1982 and taught at Cabot College in California in 1983. The following year, he was a Northern California Taekwondo Team coach.

In 1985, Master Lee moved to Florida to open is first Tae Kwon Do school in the U.S.. He relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1989 and opened the U.S. Taekwondo Center where he is currently teaching. In 1991, he attended the 10th World Taekwondo Championships in Athens, Greece, as the U.S. Team Manager. In 1992, he was the U.S. Team Coach in the first International Taekwondo Games in Moscow. He was the U.S. Team's head coach at the 1992 Pan American Taekwondo Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He trained the U.S. Team in 1993 in the 11th World Taekwondo Championships in New York City's Madison Square Garden. Between 1992 and 1994, he served as president of the Virginia State Taekwondo Association. Master Lee was the head coach of the U.S. Team in the 1994 World Cup Taekwondo Championship, held in the Cayman Islands, British West Indies.
In 1995, Master Lee served as head coach of the U.S. Team at four major events. In May, he took the team to the Olympic Taekwondo Festival in Rome, Italy. In July, he went with the U.S. Team to the Olympic Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In September, he took the team to the Japan Open '95 Taekwondo Championships in Osaka, Japan. In November, he took the team t the 1995 12th World Taekwondo Championship in Manila, Philippines. In September of 1996, he took the team to the Japan Open '96 Taekwondo Championship in Brazil. In March 1997, he took the team to the World cup in Egypt, where the team captured third place.

Grand Master Lee's wisdom, integrity, and honesty have made him a man of honor among his colleagues. At the U.S. Taekwondo Center, he is loved by parents, children, and adult students. Master Lee is highly respected for his loyalty, dedication, achievements, teaching and most of all, humility.