Grandmaster Rho

A Message From Grandmaster

I would like to welcome you to World Martial Arts Academy.
In today's high-tech society, it is important for one to stand against modern hardship, maintaining fitness, both physically and mentally.
We at World Martial Arts Academy strive for happiness and success in life through the building of a healthy body and a strong mind.
We sincerely hope our academy may serve and benefit you in any way possible.

Very Truly Yours,
Young-Chul Rho
9th Degree Black Belt

Who is Grandmaster Young-Chul Rho?

Founder of World Martial Arts Academy

Internationally Certified First Class Referee, Instructor & Examiner

Highest Rank - 9th Degree Black Belt

Taught Special Forces in Korea, Europe, Hong Kong & 22 other countries

Over 30 Years Experience

  • 1979 thru 1982 AAU Regional 8 states Chairman
  • 1981 Featured on the cover of the Taekwondo Times Magazine
  • 1982 Director, U.S. Junior Olympic Championships
  • 1985 Master-of-the-Year from World Martial Arts Federation
  • 1986 Featured on the cover of the Taekwondo Times Magazine
  • 1988 U.S. Olympic Delegate for Taekwondo Team
  • 1989 U.S. Head of Team of 1st International Junior Olympics
  • 1990 Head of U.S. Senior National Team for 9th World Championships, Seoul, Korea
  • 1992 Head of U.S. Collegiate Team, 3rd World University Championships, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1994 Local Sports Coordinator, U.S. Olympic Festival, St. Louis, MO
  • 1995 Featured on the cover of the Taekwondo Times Magazine
  • Former President of Missouri Taekwondo Association
  • U.S. Taekwondo Grandmaster Society Member
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