About Us – Founder & President/CEO

 

 

 

Great Grandmaster Dr. Yong Moon, Ph.D

President/CEO of The World Martial Arts Federation, Inc.

10th Degree Black Belt by People’s Republic of China

Kung Fu * Chi Gong Martial Art * Tai Chi

 

 

Great Grandmaster Yong Moon was born in Hapcheon, South Korea, and began training at an early age as he was born into a martial arts household. He first began training in Tang Soo Do, a very popular style in his region. After many years of practicing Tang Soo Do, he then learned Classical Kung Fu under Master Kang Gum Bang in Busan, South Korea. Master Kang Gum Bang was one of the three Chinese historic masters who emigrated to South Korea during the Communist Revolution in China. After many years of training under the famous, Master Kang Gum Bang, Great Grandmaster Moon decided to start his own school, teaching a hybrid form of both Korean and Chinese martial arts. This fusion of styles is analogous to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, which Bruce based it off of his previous training in Kung Fu and Wing Chun. Great Grandmaster founded The World Martial Arts Federation ins 1968, and started in Busan, South Korea. In 1979, he immigrated to the United States and started a school in New Orleans, Louisiana. He quickly rose to fame as “Master Moon” in Louisiana, receiving a plethora of media attention through his martial arts. In 1992, Great Grandmaster Moon moved to Los Angeles, California, started a school, and has been in Los Angeles ever since.

 

 

Notable Accolades Received:

United States President

Business Advisory Council International, University Ph.D.

Philosophy, Health & Physical Education

 

IMA University Ph.D.

Philosophy, Health and Physical Education

 

President George W. Bush

Gold Award of Outstanding Presidential Sports Award

Active Lifestyle Award

 

Certificate of Recognition

Jackie Goldberg, 45th Assembly District, CA

 

Certificate of Recognition

Herb Wesson Jr., Speaker Emeritus of the Assembly, CA

Certificate of Recognition

Mark Riddley Thomas, LA County Supervisor

 

Certificate of Recognition

Edward Vincent, Senator

 

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

Juanita Miuender McDonald, Member of Congress

 

Certificate of Special Recognition

Maxine Waters, Member of Congress, 35th District, CA

 

Certificate of Commendation

Diane E. Watson Ph.D., Member of Congress, 33rd District, CA

 

Special Commendation

Curren D. Price, Jr., City of Inglewood Councilman, District 1

 

Certificate of Commendation

Bernard Parks, Councilman

 

Commendation

City of Los Angeles, James Hahn, Mayor

 

Received Awards from the White House

Korea & United States Police, FBI, CIA, Special Agent Prof.

 

Warner Brothers Yong Moon

Motion Picture Company (Hollywood)

 

Martial Arts Movie PD by Black Dragon, Heroes, The

Return of the One-Legged Fighter, Man with the Dragon Fist

 

World Sport Coordinator Martial Arts 100 Person Acc.

 

101 Years Health Club

 

Korean American Who’s Who in America

 

International Culture and Art Society

 

Letter of Merits

Arthur C. Perron, Embassy of Canada, Ambassafor

 

Order of International Cultural Exchange

Roberto Alvarez, Republic of Chile, Ambassador

 

Prize of Global Cultural Merits

Amr Helmy, Ambassafor of Egypt

 

Plaque for Specially Distinguished Services

Saleh M’al-Rajhy, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabian Ambassador

 

Los Angeles for Peace & Unity Parade and Festival

 

Letter of Appreciation

Charles Mercieca, UN LAEWP President

 

Letter of Appreciation

US Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force

 

Gold Medal Culture Society Grand Prize

Hwan Hee Culture and Art Society Grand Prize

 

Letter of Appreciation World Massmedia

 

International Culture and Art Society