Grandmaster JOO-YUL-OH was born in Chun-Book, Korea, 1943. He began practicing Tae Kwon Do in 1955 when he was 12 years old, receiving his black belt by 1960.
In 1961, He won first National Championship in Seouil, Korea in the lightweight division. He was the Korean National Champion 3years and in 1965 received the Champion of the Year Award from Korean Tae Kwon Do Association.
He received a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education in 1964, from the Hang-Yang University. He then continued his education receiving a Master Degree in Physical Education 1968, also from Hang-Yang University.
During his college years, he was a member of the Korean ROTC. He entered the Korean Army in 1968 as a Lieutenant and achieved the rank of Captain before completing three years of service. While in the Army he taught Tae Kwon Do.
After leaving the Army, Grandmaster Oh began teaching at the Cheyook School, in Seoul, Korea and eventually chosen from among more than 40 well-qualified masters and instructors, as Director of Tae Kwon Do, Judo, and Boxing. This prestigious sports academy for students of middle school, high school, and college age, specialized in training World Champions.
Grandmaster Oh about During his six years tenure, He trained 8 students who became World Champions (more World Champions than were trained by any other master) in the competitions sponsored by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. In fact, only one person ever became World Champion Three times, Kim and Two times Park, Grandmaster Oh’s student Six more students also achieved the World Champion Title. He was recognized as the best coach in the world for a decade beginning in 1970. From 1977 to 1986, he taught Tae Kwon Do in Brazil, instructions army officers and police officers as well as operating his own school of civilian students. During this time he trained many National Champions. He was the head coach for the metal winning Brazilian Team in the 1987 Pan Am Games. He also established the Tae Kwon Do Magazine and became its chief editor. He moved to Florida in 1989 and he was selected as the 11th World Head Coach in 1993.
He also was President of the Florida State Tae Kwon Do Association in 1997 through 1998. Grandmaster Oh served on the Sidney Olympic Korean Team Committee, in 2000 and in China Olympics 2008. He was also president of the American Tae Kwon Do Foundation and Oh’s Tae Kwon Do & Martial Arts, Inc.
● 1963-1965 : Korean National Champion
● 1965 : Champion of the Year Award from Korean Tae Kwon Do Association.
Master’s Degree in Physical Education Han-Yang University
● 1968 : Lieutenant in Korean Army
● 1969 : Became a Captain of the Korean Army
● Received Tenure for 6 years at the prestigious Physical High School in Korea
● THE ONLY COACH IN THE WORLD TO CREATE A THREE TIME WORLD CHAMPION
WHO WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP THREE YEARS STRAIGHT
● 1970-1980 : GRAND MASTER OH IS RECOGNIZED AS THE BEST COACH
IN THE WORLD FOR SPARRING
● 1977-1986 : He taught TKD in Brazil, instruction army and police officers, and editor of
the Tae Kwon Do magazine
● 1987 : Official Coach of the Brazilian National Team.
● 1993 : Selected as the 11th World Championship Head Coach
● 1997-1998 : President of the Florida State Tae Kwon Do Association
● 2000 : SERVED ON THE SYDNEY OLYMPIC KOREAN TEAM COMMITTEE.
● 2008 : W.T.F. 9th Dan
● Created the Olympic Coach to be active in more than 10 Countries in the Greece, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, China, and Brazil…….
Oh’s Tae Kwon Do & Martial Arts, Inc.