Join us for our 33rd Annual RI Open Taekwondo Championship

About Us

Grandmaster Jin R. Hong

Grand Master Jin R. Hong, a 9th Dan black belt in Taekwondo, has more than 40 years of experience in martial arts training. An internationally certified referee and a Group A member of both the US Olympic Committee and Pan-American Games, he also hosts his annual Rhode Island Open tournament. After arriving in the United States in 1982, Grand Master Hong opened his first school, focusing his teachings on both traditional and Olympic styles. The following year, he founded the Taekwondo Club of Brown University, which he also taught for the next twenty years. In 1993, he opened another school, continuing to teach students the vast benefits of Taekwondo. The accolates that Grand Master Hong has received are not only numerous, but also very well deserved. He has been awarded as one of the top ten grand masters in in the United States. His teachings have given rise to over one thousand black belts, some of whom have gone on to become masters or instructors, teaching students in the ways that they had first learned. Grand Master Hong's philosophy is that Taekwondo is much more than self-defense. He teaches that its foundation is about mental discipline, confidence, balance, and harmony. Gaining strength and energy in these qualities will not only make one a good student, but also a better person in life.



Our Instructors!



Master Louis Alfonso

A student of Grand Master Hong for 20+ years, 5th Dan Master Louis Alfonso, Ph.D. has been educating students for 13 of those years, mainly with children, family, and adult classes. A certified referee of the United States Taekwondo Association, Master Alfonso is Professor Emeritus of Foundations of Education at Rhode Island College. As a teacher, he enjoys seeing how Taekwondo has helped students to mature not only in their abilities, but also as persons.







Master YungJin Jin

A 4th Dan Master originally from Korea, Jin Yung Jin has been guiding students in their training for 20+ years, and has shown a great ability in focusing students to the finer points of the class curriculum. Teaching primarily family and adult classes, Master Jin finds that one of the most endearing qualities is to teach students not just have respect for others, but also to show the same amount of that respect in themselves and their abilities.

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  • Family Fun
  • 2015 Black Belt Test
  • Breaking 2015
  • Memorial Day Parade 2012
  • Our own Grandmaster breaking with his son
  • one of our students breaking with an Ax Kick
  • A few of our Master sharing a puzzled look
  • 2015 Black Belt Test
  • Sparring 2015
  • Family Class
  • After School
  • Championship
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  • Kick
  • Grand Master Hong Jumping back spinning kick
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  • Breaking
  • After School
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Our Programs

We provide different types of programs suitable for all different age groups.

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Family Martial Arts

Family Self Defense & Fitness

Can I take classes with my child?

Yes. In fact, many families are finding Tae Kwon Do to be the perfect family activity, combining an exciting workout with a new learning experience. You have your choice of attending children's and adults' classes individually or coming together to our Family Class. Either way you'll have a great time and create a special family bond.

Taekwondo will give you:

A way to bring your family closer together

A rewarding activity your whole family will enjoy

A way to find exercise time for both you and your children

A positive environment surrounded by motivated goal-setters

It is unlikely that your child can attend a health club with you. And you would probably feel a little out of place if you joined in with your son or daughter's soccer team. Yet at Taekwondo, every family member can train together side by side, providing you with shared goals, quality family time, and an opportunity to meet a great group of friendly people. Of course, you'll also have a lot of fun as you improve your fitness, gain self-defense skills and learn the exciting martial art of Taekwondo. You can be confident that you and your family will be developing relationships with sincere, motivated, healthy families.

Family fitness.

As a parent, you can set an invaluable example for your child about the importance of regular exercise. Taekwondo combines the best of several forms of physical training. Stretching and calisthenics will improve your flexibility and balance. Kicking drills and partner work will improve your endurance and timing, and the different forms and curriculum requirements will improve your strength and muscle tone. Taekwondo is a great chance to gain respect for each family member's abilities and an opportunity to learn from one another. Best of all, no two classes are alike. You and your children will appreciate the varied, high-energy workouts and be motivated to attend lessons often.

Spend quality time with your family.

The pursuit of Black Belt excellence is a worthwhile goal that will bring your family closer together. You will assist, coach and cheer one another on as you progress through the different requirements. You will also share the pride of seeing each family member advance and move on to a new belt. Many parents also appreciate the fact that Taekwondo is based on the principles of courtesy, respect, and cooperation. As a result of Taekwondo, children are more well-mannered and behave better at home. They also tend to get along with their siblings and treat household chores more responsibly.

Be among positive people and good role models.

As a parent, you are always aware of the places your child goes and the people that surround them. At Grand Master Hong's World Class Taekwondo Center, you can be confident that you and your family will be developing relationships with sincere, motivated, and healthy families. In addition to our regular classes, we also offer a full calendar of events designed to improve your martial arts experience and foster friendships among students and families. By providing a place to exercise, socialize, and network, Taekwondo can be a valuable resource to you and your family.

Enjoy our special events and activities.

Annual Awards Banquet

Summer Picnic

World Class Championships

Board Break-A-Thon for charity

How safe is it to learn?

Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are taught by expert instructors as students are shown techniques in a step-by-step manner at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.

Our instructors make the difference.

Our talented group of expert instructors will take the time to teach your family in a step-by-step fashion, guiding you with patience and enthusiasm. Our staff is always receptive to your questions and they will serve as success coaches on your way to Black Belt excellence.

How Will I Benefit from Martial Arts

Relaxation

Balance

Focus

Speed

Self-defense

Flexibility

Strength

Stamina

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Children's Programs

Children Martial Arts

Children Martial Arts

At what age can children start?

Our experience has shown that children ages four and up will be able to take the greatest advantage from Tae Kwon Do classes. Starting at age four, your child can participate in our trial lesson program, which allows our instructors to work with them one on one and evaluate their readiness for group classes. Our staff will then use their experience to recommend the best course of action for you and your child.

Your child will:

Become more fit, energetic, and active

Learn the importance of treating others with respect

Learn the value of self-control and the power of cooperation

Gain the ability to set and achieve goals

Learn to persevere and not give up when faced with challenges

As a student of Taekwondo, your child will experience more than just self-defense. They will experience self-improvement. Virtually every area of their life can be affected in a positive way through Taekwondo training. Taekwondo will improve your child’s fitness, increase their self-esteem, and sharpen their focus in such a powerful way that it will benefit them throughout their life.

Taekwondo is great for physical fitness:

Students enjoy training Taekwondo for years, not months. Every class is a complete workout designed to improve your flexibility, balance, endurance and strength. With regular training you will lose weight, gain muscle tone and improve your athletic performance for other sports.

Taekwondo is perfect for:

Helping young children to develop coordination and balance

Motivating sedentary children to participate in exercise

Enhancing the strength of children with physical challenges

Providing athletic children a way to become even more fit

Our enthusiastic instructors and high-energy classroom make getting in shape fun and rewarding. Your child will look forward to coming to class and will want to attend regularly.

Children improve listening skills, concentration, and grades

Teachers and parents alike often notice a dramatic difference in children who study the martial arts. Teaching kids to stay focused is one of our specialties and the results are noticeable. Children listen better at home, handle homework and chores more efficiently, put more focus and effort into schoolwork, and receive better grades.

Does Taekwondo increase aggressiveness?

Absolutely not. Your child will be taught from the first lesson that true "Tae Kwon Do kids" never misuse their martial arts skills. Throughout their training, they will be reminded that being physically and mentally tough does not allow one to be tough with others. Instead, Tae Kwon Do students are expected to be humble, courteous, respectful and careful about when and where they practice their skills. The instructors at Master Chong's will continually educate your child that Tae Kwon Do is a form of exercise and self improvement, not a tool for bullying.

The focus gained at Taekwondo will:

Help hyper-active kids to settle down

Give children with Attention Deficit Disorder better concentration skills

Enable students to improve their memory and study habits

Boost Self-Esteem and Confidence

Taekwondo will provide your child the challenges and the tools to overcome them. Using praise and positive feedback, our instructors encourage students and motivate effort. Our belt system gives students mini-goals to strive for and teaches kids the power of goal-setting.

The self-confidence gained in Taekwondo will enable your child to:

Overcome shyness

Resist negative peer pressure

Stand up to bullies and speak up for themselves

Raise their hand in school and volunteer their opinion

Be more comfortable with meeting new people

How safe is it to learn?

Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are taught by expert instructors as students are shown techniques in a step-by-step manner at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.

Our instructors make the difference:

Our instructors are experts at working with children. They know how to gain your child’s attention and keep them motivated by setting realistic step-by-step goals and encouraging them every step of the way. Every member of our staff will take a personal interest in your child and be committed to helping them achieve their potential. We also take it as a priority to serve as good role models. You can be assured that we will demonstrate the respect and character that we would like our students to embody. Our staff are patient, enthusiastic, and teach with a smile! We love what we do and are sure that you and your family will feel that in the classroom.

How Will I Benefit from Martial Arts

Relaxation

Balance

Focus

Speed

Self-defense

Flexibility

Strength

Stamina

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Teens Programs

Teens Self Defense & Fitness

What if I never did it before or if I'm out of shape?

At Grandmaster Hong's World Class Taekwondo, we have ongoing enrollment, so beginners are always welcome. Our special trial program makes it easy for new students of all fitness levels to get started. First time students receive one-on-one instruction designed to answer common questions and provide an introduction to the basics of Tae Kwon Do. In addition, the belt system used in Tae Kwon Do allows all students to train at their own pace and improve their physical condition gradually.

Our workout is perfect for anyone who has:

Joined and quit a health club

Tried to lose weight but is not interested in the gym scene

Become bored of traditional exercise (lifting weights, running)

Been looking for a new challenge

The only way that any exercise program works is if you are able to stick with it. The reason most people drop their exercise routine, whether it's going to the gym or working out at home, is that they get bored. The monotony and repetition in traditional forms of exercise turns many people off after just a few months.

Taekwondo classes are full of variety:

Students enjoy training Taekwondo for years, not months. Every class is a complete workout designed to improve your flexibility, balance, endurance and strength. With regular training you will lose weight, gain muscle tone and improve your athletic performance for other sports.

Through Taekwondo you will:

Improve your health

Reduce your stress

Increase your confidence

Learn a highly effective form of self defense

Positively affect every aspect of your life

Learn powerful self-defense techniques:

As you practice Taekwondo you'll not only be improving your fitness level, but learning a highly effective form of self-defense as well. Taekwondo can provide you with the presence of mind, awareness, and physical readiness that will give you options in a confrontational situation. Criminals often seek out those who "look like a victim." Training in Taekwondo is also a preventive self-defense method. It will improve your physical condition, posture, eye contact, and awareness. By allowing you to carry yourself with an aura of strength and self-confidence, Taekwondo can help prevent a confrontation from ever happening.

How safe is it to learn?

Tae Kwon Do is safe and fun for students of all ages and physical abilities. Classes are taught by expert instructors as students are shown techniques in a step-by-step manner at their own pace. A thorough stretching routine, matted flooring, and protective safety equipment are all part of our commitment to ensuring student safety.

Our instructors make the difference:

Our talented group of expert instructors will take the time to teach you in a step-by-step fashion and guide you with patience and enthusiasm. They will always be receptive to your questions and serve as success coaches on your way to achieving Black Belt excellence. Our staff are not the only positive people you will find at our school. The students are as well. You are sure to find that Taekwondo students are among the most friendly, cooperative, and motivated people you've ever met. The friendly atmosphere in our school is just one more reason why you'll want to attend classes regularly. We promise that Taekwondo will be one of the best decisions you ever make.

How Will I Benefit from Martial Arts

Relaxation

Balance

Focus

Speed

Self-defense

Flexibility

Strength

Stamina

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Adults Program

Self Defence & Fitness.

Adult Self-Defense And Fitness

Our workout is perfect for anyone who has:

Joined and quit a health club

Tried to lose weight but is not interested in the gym scene

Become bored of traditional exercise (lifting weights, running)

Been looking for a new challenge

The only way that any exercise program works is if you are able to stick with it. The reason most people drop their exercise routine, whether it's going to the gym or working out at home, is that they get bored. The monotony and repetition in traditional forms of exercise turns many people off after just a few months.

Taekwondo classes are full of variety:

Students enjoy training Taekwondo for years, not months. Every class is a complete workout designed to improve your flexibility, balance, endurance and strength. With regular training you will lose weight, gain muscle tone and improve your athletic performance for other sports.

Through Taekwondo you will:

Improve your health

Reduce your stress

Increase your confidence

Learn a highly effective form of self defense

Positively affect every aspect of your life

With cellular phones, faxes, and email you can probably be reached at anytime, anyplace. The result is more information, more to do, increased stress and decreased personal time. Martial artists enjoy the calm peace of mind that comes from controlling one's thoughts and actions. You can possess this same control and take charge of your stress. During your Taekwondo training, you will learn breathing and meditation techniques allowing you to slow down your frantic pace and gain a fresh perspective. Unlike traditional workouts that make you feel drained and exhausted, a Taekwondo workout will leave you feeling invigorated and energetic.

Learn powerful self-defense techniques:

As you practice Taekwondo you'll not only be improving your fitness level, but learning a highly effective form of self-defense as well. Taekwondo can provide you with the presence of mind, awareness, and physical readiness that will give you options in a confrontational situation. Criminals often seek out those who "look like a victim." Training in Taekwondo is also a preventive self-defense method. It will improve your physical condition, posture, eye contact, and awareness. By allowing you to carry yourself with an aura of strength and self-confidence, Taekwondo can help prevent a confrontation from ever happening.

Our instructors make the difference:

Our talented group of expert instructors will take the time to teach you in a step-by-step fashion and guide you with patience and enthusiasm. They will always be receptive to your questions and serve as success coaches on your way to achieving Black Belt excellence. Our staff are not the only positive people you will find at our school. The students are as well. You are sure to find that Taekwondo students are among the most friendly, cooperative, and motivated people you've ever met. The friendly atmosphere in our school is just one more reason why you'll want to attend classes regularly. We promise that Taekwondo will be one of the best decisions you ever make.c

How Will I Benefit from Martial Arts

Relaxation

Balance

Focus

Speed

Self-defense

Flexibility

Strength

Stamina

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After School

Program for kids in East Greenwich & North Kingstown Elementary Schools.

Care provided until 6 pm for children ages 5-12.

End your child’s school day with a great physical workout in a fun and encouraging atmosphere at Master Hong's World Class Tae Kwon Do Center!

Tae Kwon Do Training!

Our after school program equips your child with good study habits, healthy relationships and a drive for self improvement. All children participate in a weekly character development class structured around our ten Life Skills:

GOAL-SETTING

RESPONSIBILITY

LEADERSHIP

SELF-CONTROL

RESPECT

FOCUS

ENTHUSIASM

CONFIDENCE

COOPERATION

PERSEVERANCE

Homework Assistance

Our goal is to have your child leave us with homework complete so you may spend quality family time together each evening. We provide:

  • TaeKwonDo training
  • Transportation from school to TKD
  • Homework Assistance
  • Healthy daily snack
  • “All Day” care available for school closings, holiday breaks and early dismissals.
  • Summer Camp.
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Events

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Free Trial

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Grand Master Hong's large staff of master instructors and black belt assistants are always on hand to help each individual reach their potential.

Currently, we are offering a introductory free trial program. paid $20 for a traditional Tae Kwon Do uniform, two private lessons with an instructor, and a third beginner's group lesson.

It is a great way to give martial arts a try and see the benefits first hand. After one of your lessons, we will be more than happy to find one of our programs that would best suit you and your schedule.

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