Grandmaster Seung G. Dong


Grandmaster Dong is a pioneer of martial arts in this country.  At the age of 5 he began training in the martial arts and became an instructor at the Korean Airforce Headquarters in the late 1960's.  Grandmaster Dong came to the United States in 1971 to finish college and teach martial arts and soon founded the headquarters branch in Richmond, Virginia, where it remains today.  He now has over 30 branch schools in the United States, Australia and Costa Rica

Grandmaster Dong has been the subject of numerous articles in newspapers and magazines, as well as television interviews.  In 1989, he was featured on the cover of an international Tae Kwon Do magazine, Tae Kwon Do Times.  He has also produced eight martial arts videos, which have been distributed nationally.  In addition, Grandmaster Dong has written several books on Tae Kwon Do, Progressive Sparring, Sparring Structure, and his most recent book Where is My Black Belt?, explores the philosophy of martial arts in the form of a novella.

In November, 1999, Grandmaster Dong competed in the "Grand Master's King of the World Martial Arts Tournament" held in Korea.  Grandmaster Dong took the title of the first "King of the World Speed Breaking Grand Master Champion" in the competition.

Grandmaster Dong continues to seek ways to improve his own knowledge in order to benefit his students and other martial artists.  He recently completed a Master's Degree in Physical Education.  His thesis was on the benefits of low abdomen power breathing in the production of power in the martial arts.

Grandmaster Dong's schools are some of the oldest and most prestigious in the USA.  Although he is a world-renowned Grandmaster, he still actively shares his knowledge with students at all levels and continues to offer personal instruction at his headquarters school in Richmond, Virginia.  He has trained over 6,000 black belts in his career, including more than 40 masters and several World Champions.


  • 9th Degree Black Belt - Tae Kwon Do
  • 9th Degree Black Belt - Ta Kyuk Do
  • 9th Degree Black Belt - Kum Do (sword)
  • Master's Degree in Physical Education


  • 1st King of the World Speed Breaking Champion
  • Producer of 8 Martial Arts Videos
  • Published Author of Four Books
  • Featured on the Cover of Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine
  • Trained over 7,000 Black Belts, over 50 Masters
  • Donated over $590,000 for the Children's Hospital through his annual tournaments
  • Over 30 branch schools in the USA, Australia, & Costa Rica
  • Celebrating over 50 years of teaching in the USA


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