Grandmaster Kwon was born in South Korea and began training in martial arts at the age of five. Following an old Korean tradition, he was asked to deliver food to the neighbors before his cousin’s wedding and had to make a stop at a house with a large, unfriendly dog. In retelling the incident, he said, "After crossing a bridge over a large stream and following the path to the doorway, a snarling dog lunged at me. I instantly dropped the food and began running towards the stream. The dog kept getting closer, and the bridge was too far away, so I jumped right across the large stream.
Afterward, I asked my Grandmaster how I was able to jump so far because I thought it was impossible for a boy my size to do such a thing. My Grandmaster explained that since it was an emergency, extraordinary strength and energy came out. I asked him why I don't have this ability when I practice, and he told me ‘with more patience, concentration, and hard practice, you can call upon this strength whenever you choose.’ During many difficult days of training I reflected upon the advice of my Grandmaster as I thought about that day before my cousin's wedding and the strength I had to jump across the large stream while running from the dog."
As he promised himself from a young age, Grandmaster Kwon devoted his life to martial arts training and began to realize the extraordinary human power that his Grandmaster had explained. He then began studying many different styles of martial arts to learn how to wield this power.
In the sparring category, Grandmaster Kwon and Grandmaster Kim made it to the finals. Grandmaster Kwon’s first attack was a kick to the chest and a palm strike simultaneously, knocking down his opponent. That man then stood up, and Grandmaster Kwon put his shin in the back of Grandmaster Kim’s knee to take him down and proceeded to put his foot in a joint lock causing Grandmaster Kim to submit. Grandmaster Kwon weighs 81kg, but he is still able to put his leg behind his neck despite his size. This shocked many people in the audience. Also, the Grandmaster can do this while squatting with the other leg. To do this even once is very difficult for other people, but he can do so over 150 times in a row. Additionally, Grandmaster Kwon conditions his knuckles and the chopping part of his hand, creating tremendous calluses. This allows him to strike a metal punching bag instead of a canvas one. People say that he is so strong and solid that he is like a metal machine. They also said that he is a complete martial artist, mental and spiritual aspects as well. Grandmaster Kwon created the combination martial art Hwar Do and has produced ten video tapes teaching his techniques. He now teaches his art to the public.
My son and daughter have been with KWONS for over 5 years. They started at age 5. Kwon's has been great for them both. One of them overly energetic and talkative has become more disciplined and the other, a little too shy, is now much more confident! I have seen Kwon work with all types of personalities and abilities, they are just great with children. We now plan to enroll our other 5 year old daughter. For a while, I also needed the before and after school programs and it was great. They help kids with their homework unlike other programs that say they do it but they really don't. We also make use of their Spring break and Summer Camps. They kids love it! And now that testing will be close by, we are loving it even more!
We very much enjoy Kwons! A friend referred us and we've been so pleased. Highly recommend. Unique. Positive atmosphere. Highly skilled trainers. Check out their videos on website and/or YouTube.
My child goes there for over a year now! This place is the best. I actually went around before I decided to go with this school. Master Eric Kwon is always professional, friendly, and great master. This school teaches so many different kind of weapons. My son wants to get his black belt from there. Totally love this school!
My 6 year old daughter and 7 year old son have been attending Kwon's Champion School VA since Summer 2015. My children have had wonderful experiences both from the camps as well as the structured after school program. The MMA instruction has allowed them both to become more confident, refine their character, and teach them a valuable sport with various martial arts techniques. Master Kwon and his wife, along with the staff, are extremely friendly, kind and respectful and make us feel that our children and family are a part of their larger family. We definitely recommend any of their programs and look forward to continuing with them for years to come!
My boys ages 7 & 9 have been attending Kwon's for the past 3 years. They started taking classes which they enjoyed so much that we switched them to the before and after care program. Now they are Black belts and I have seen them grow exponentially since they started their training. I Highly recommend Kwon's.
My son has been attending Kwon's Champion School for over a year and we are very pleased with the facility. Both Mr. And Mrs. Kwon are kind and respectful and take the time to instill these same mannerisms in the students there. Our son enjoys the before-and-after school activities and the occasional camp created for times when schools are closed and parents need help.