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Grand Master Chun Kim

Master Kim came from a family of martial arts experts. He began Taekwondo training in Korea at young age and continued to become a professional kick boxer after he graduated from the University of Oklahoma. He won a US Kickboxing Champion title in 1981 and founded the Lions Martial Art School in 1985. A few years later, his passion in martial arts education led him to quit his engineer job and became a full time Taekwondo instructor. Besides teaching martial arts, Master Kim is an established real estate developer.

Master Kim is a Taekwondo 8th Dan (Degree) Black Belt Grand Master, a former professional kickboxing champion, an expert in Judo, hapkido and kendo.



Master Joseph Chan

Master Chan is a keen practitioner of martial arts. He studied Judo at young age and received his Taekwondo training from Master Kim. He is a Taekwondo 6th Dan (Degree) Black Belt Master, a certified master instructor and a Judo expert. Master Chan teaches Taekwondo and Judo at Lions and the Bolingbrook Park District.

Professor Chan is an established Information System scientist. He held senior administrative positions at several big corporations before joining the faculty of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is currently the Dean of Heller College of Business at Roosevelt University.



Master Paul Beierwaltes

Master Paul began his martial arts training under Master Kim nearly 25 years ago. He is a Taekwondo 6th Dan (Degree) Black Belt Master and a certified master instructor. He teaches Taekwondo at Lions and runs the program at the Westmont Park District.


Mr.  Beierwaltes is a Vice President - Audit Manager and Wintrust Financial Corporation. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

Master Howard Greenberg

Master Howard studied Taekwondo under Master Kim and is currently a 6th Dan (Degree) Black Belt Master. He is a certified master instructor and teaches Taekwondo at Lions and the Bolingbrook Park District. He is also a Boy Scout leader in the Bolingbrook.

 

Mr. Greenberg is a Lead Research and Development Scientist for UOP Honeywell.

Master Michael Wakefield

Master Wakefield studied Taekwondo under Master Kim and is a 4th Dan (Degree) Black Belt. He is a certified master instructor and teaches Taekwondo at Lions.  

Mr. Wakefield is the Street Superintendent of Wheaton, IL.




Master Joseph Pieper


Master Pieper studied Taekwondo under Master Kim and is a 4th Dan (Degree) Black Belt. He is a certified master instructor and teaches Taekwondo at Lions and the Lisle Park District.

Mr. Pieper is an attorney in the Greater Chicago Area.

Instructor Gideon "The Gladiator" Ray

Instructor Ray has over 20 years of experience in various martial arts as a practitioner, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, coach and trainer. He is an expert in striking and ground fighting technique with over 200 matches of professional competition experience. He currently has black belts in Taekwondo under Grand Master Chung Kim, MMA under Keith Hackney, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Christian Uflacker.  

A detailed résumé of Gideon’s professional competitions and performances, training goal can be downloaded from here.


Instructor Amanda Ray

Instructor Amanda is an experienced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and a fine martial arts instructor. She teaches children and teens at Lions.