About Master Cho
Grand Master Byung-Kon Cho is a 9th degree black belt and has been training in Tae Kwon Do since the age of nine. He was 12 years old when he received his first degree black belt. He has been teaching for over thirty years. He taught Tae Kwon Do while in high school in Korea.
Throughout the years, Grand Master Cho has been very involved with the development of Tae Kwon Do and is an innovator in its continuous development. Grand Master Cho served in an official capacity at the XXIV Olympics in Seoul. He also directed and hosted the U.S. Moo Duk Kwan Federation National Championships at Brown County Arena in Green Bay in 1993. He was the President of the Virginia State Tae Kwon Do Association.
He is currently the President of Cho's Black Belt Academy and Star Tae Kwon Do; 1st generation, Traditional Tae Kwon Do schools. Cho's Black Belt Academy, Inc. (CBBA), was originally established in Green Bay, Wisconsin. National operations are directed from our headquarters in Chantilly, VA. Since the first class taught many years ago, the focus of our program has remained the same; to provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available, in a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy. Our instructors combine excellent student instructional knowledge with state-of-the-art martial art training facilities. This has helped established CBBA as a leader in the martial arts industry.
The instructors are graduates of an instructor program that represents more than thirty years of research and development. He or she will be with you every step of the way to help you reach your highest goals (or maybe even reach some new goals you never before thought possible!).
Cho's Black Belt Academy, Inc. is an educationally based Martial Arts school. This means that students learn not only fighting skills, but the reasons
- Secretary General for Korean-American Foundation (KAF)
- Pass President of the Virginia State Tae Kwon Do Association
- Secretary General for US Taekwondo Martial Arts Commission
- Flexibility Consultant for the Green Bay Packers
- Published International Author
- International Taekwondo Instructor
- International Taekwondo Referee
- Official at the XXIV Olympics in Seoul
|-Grand Master Cho, an internationally recognized leader in the global development of Tae Kwon Do, worked with Virginia State House Delegate Tim Hugo to create House Bill 1905 (HB 1905) for the Licensing of Tae Kwon Do After-School Programs in Virginia!-
I wish to share with you the fruits of the work that has taken me over 2 ¨ö years to accomplish.
I have been working closely and very hard with the Virginia House of Delegates in the
development of House Bill 1905 (HB1905). This bill exempts Taekwondo after-school
programs from being licensed. Before this measure, Virginia State Law viewed Taekwondo
programs such as ours as daycare centers and therefore subject to licensure. I am
extremely happy to see this dream come true. Today we can all celebrate the passing of
this important bill. I would like to thank Delegate Tim Hugo, Mark L. Keam, and Delegate
Salvatore R. Iaquinto who sponsored the bill without whose help this would not be possible.
-9th Degree Grand Master Byung-Kon Cho-
Grand Master Cho
"One of the highest ranking Tae Kwon Do instructors in the world"