Grandmaster Choe


Grandmaster JiMong Choe


Throughout history, HapKiDo was taught only to a select few decided upon by the royal court of Korea. The Choe family, being one of the few selected, has handed down this ancient and traditional style of martial art, along with additional special family techniques, from first son to first son, since its inception.

Grandmaster Choe is originally from Seoul, Korea. Along with mastering both HapKiDo and Tae Kwon Do, his expertise in weaponry extends to over 20 different weapons.

Grandmaster Choe has over 50 years of martial arts experience, and he is highly respected in the healing and martial arts world. His accomplishments and community service have earned him the appreciation and respect of leaders on a local and international level.

Grandmaster JiMong Choe, with a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine, specializes in SaSang Constitutional Acupuncture, is an NCCAOM certified acupuncturist, and a Professor of Oriental Medicine. He is an expert of Sa Sang Constitution (traditional Korean acupuncture and herbal medicine), as well as Sa Ahm Acupuncture, Pung Soo (Feng Shui), Joo Yuk (Book of Changes), Myung Ri Hak (Five Element, Four Pillar Theory), Qi Gong and Soo Ki.

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Grandmaster Choe would like to express his sincere appreciation and thanks to the following Martial Arts Grandmasters.

President of the Shin Mu HapKiDo Association – Ji, Han Jae
Grandmaster – Kim, Young Jin
Grandmaster – Cha, Du Man

Certificates of Appreciation

Korea HapKiDo Association
World Tae Kwon Do Federation
Korean Soo Ki Association
Mayor of Baltimore, MD
Maryland State Senator
Maryland Attorney General

USMA Hall of Fame

USMA Grandmaster of the Year

Letters of Recognition

Governor of North Carolina
2 NC State Senators
Mayor of Wilmington, NC
Baltimore City Police, 1979
Who’s Who of Martial Arts
Grandmaster Choe is listed in the 2002 Who’s Who of Martial Arts
Grandmaster Choe is listed in the 2004 Who’s Who of Martial Arts