Since 1985, Hong's USA Taekwondo, Habgido, Gumdo, Inc., has been providing instruction in Taekwondo, Habgido and Gumdo in the Niles area (located behind the Galaxy Roller Rink). We are only minutes from Granger, Indiana and the Michigan/Indiana State Line (North US51/South US933), Gumwood, and Ironwood Roads.
Learning a martial art is not like buying merchandise in a department store or from the stores website. Please do not be taken in by sales over the phone from some fly-by-night martial arts school. You need to experience the martial art class first hand (in person) in order to gain the most knowledge and the details about the classes offered. Experiencing the techniques for yourself is worth the small effort of scheduling an appointment. This is why we always strongly encourage anyone that is interested in checking us to schedule a FREE NO OBLIGATION LESSON . Many of our current students & their parents have said that what they are learning from Grandmaster Hong and his staff is priceless it is worth more than money can buy, for what they gain from it. Some of the things that you will gain from these lessons are: stronger self-esteem/values, healthier lifestyle, self-defense skills, and a stronger sense of community togetherness.
At Hongs USA Taekwondo Habgido Gumdo, you can learn from authentic Korean Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong Ph.D., who is the only one in the Michiana area to hold the Grandmaster title/rank in the three different Korean Martial Arts: Taekwondo, Habgido, and Gumdo. He also has accreditation as an International Referee & Coach in all three of the martial arts listed above. He is the also the only one in the Michiana area to have his rank and accreditations recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee, USA Taekwondo C.E.O., and USA Taekwondo (M.A.C.) President.
In May 2010, Grandmaster Hong was the only one from the United States to attend the 10th International Poomse Referee Seminar held in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. While there, he earned his certification as International Poomse Referee (WTF)- 3rd Class.
For the first time in USA Taekwondo history, in July 2010, Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong was granted the position of Head Chairman Conductor during the U.S. Senior and U.S. Junior Olympics in Orlando, Florida. He was in charge of Black Belt Certification Testing: 1st degree - 6th Degree Black Belt. He also taught the seminar attendees the recently updated Poomses (forms) Il Jang through JiTae (6th Degree Black Belt).
In another important event, On August 27, 2010, Grandmaster Hong was hired by the USA Taekwondo (M.A.C.) to teach all the recently updated Poomses (forms) at a Midwest Seminar (includes states such as Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, West Virgina, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, etc.). During the seminar, Grandmaster Soon Pil Hong taught Taeguek Il - Pahl (1-8) Jang,and all the Black Belt Forms through the Master Levels. Upon completion of the seminar, all of the attendees WTF Taekwondo Instructor Certification.
This website is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, the different class programs we offer, and information about our staff. It will also provide you with information on how to contact us as well.
We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area.