02 March 2011

ITF Taekwon-Do -- Dojang in Seoul, South Korea

One of the searches that attracts visitors to this blog is people searching for a dojang where they can practise ITF Taekwon-Do in Seoul, South Korea, so I thought I'll post some details about it here.

Master Kim Hoon
There is one dedicated ITF Taekwon-dojang in Seoul run by Master Kim Hoon. He is a 4th Dan in ITF, 7th Dan in WTF and former captain of the Korean Tiger Demonstration Team. Master Kim is the owner of the 'The Way' Martial Arts & Fitness Gym, which is located close to Kunkuk University (Kunkuk University Station). 'The Way' also have classes in stand-up fighting (based on kickboxing, Muay Thai and ITF Taekwon-Do) and grappling (based on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Yusul -- Korean jujitsu). All classes are taught in Korean and English and are very foreigner friendly with a nice group of Koreans and foreigners training together.

Taekwon-Do is taught Monday through Friday in the morning from 10:45 to 12:00 for adults and again from 19:10 to 20:20 (7:10-8:20 PM). There is also a Saturday afternoon session. Taekwon-Do classes are often augmented with self-defence techniques derived from Hapkido. Directly following the evening Taekwon-Do classes there is a cross-fit session to improve general fitness and conditioning.

Children classes follows a WTF Taekwondo curriculum. Class times are in the afternoons.

The stand-up fighting are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings  and grappling classes are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Both begins with a cross-fit session, starting from 20:30 (8:30 PM) with the actual stand-up fighting or grappling starting around 21:00 (9pm).

You can find more details for 'The Way' here. (And on Facebook.)

7 comments:

Ken Vu said...

hello sir. i'm a student in kangnam university in yongin. though i'm doing wtf taekwondo i'd like to learn itf style.but because of my studying going around everyday is not so good. but still i really want to learn itf tkd.so would you introduce me any dojo near by yongin?

Ken Vu said...

hello sir. i'm a student in kangnam university in yongin. though i'm doing wtf taekwondo i'd like to learn itf style.but because of my studying going around everyday is not so good. but still i really want to learn itf tkd.so would you introduce me any dojo near by yongin?

SooShimKwan said...

Dear Ken Vu,

Unfortunately I do not know of an ITF dojang in that area. However, there is an ITF 5 Dan instructor in Suwon. He does not have a dojang, but maybe he would be willing to teach you on occassion. Please send me your contact information and then I can pass his contact details to you.

Regards,
SL

Ken Vu said...

thank you sir.here is my number 010 5698 2401
it's great if he teaches me,like some stories about some lucky guys get to know some masters and learn for them and then become an expert.however if he doesn't have dojang then it's kind of hard.i want to learn and take belt tests too.i wonder where he teaches tkd,he is a tkd instructor anyway.
it's unfortunate that there are too many wtf dojangs around but there isn't any itf dojang,even a wtf master told me that there ain't any itf dojang in korea.

Natalie said...

I study ITF in Canada and will be teaching at a camp for a few weeks in Seoul in January. Would you teach me while I am there?

SooShimKwan said...

Hi Natalie,

You are most welcome to join 'The Way' Martial Arts & Fitness Gym during your stay in Korea. http://www.thewaymartialarts.org

I usually teach on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Regards,
SL

Nathan Meah said...

Hi I'm 18 currently living in the UK and training ITF. I'm a blue belt and have truly fell in love with the art I would love to travel to Korea and train with you guys would this be ok? Contact me here in you can please https://www.facebook.com/nathan.meah