GM Hee Il Cho – AIMAA Founder

gm-cho-templateGrandmaster Hee Il Cho is by far one of the most experienced and knowledgeable martial artists of our time. A fighter, scholar, innovator, master, philosopher -the Tae Kwon Do Prophet…!”
-Martial Arts Illustrated


Grandmaster Hee Il Cho, a true legend in the martial arts community, is one of the most respected martial artist of our time. Grandmaster Cho has been inducted to every major martial art Hall of Fame and has shared his 50 years of knowledge with thousands of people around the world. Grandmaster Cho has students journey from all parts of the world to train and study with him.


From Ireland to India and all throughout the United States and Canada, martial arts students travel several times each year to enhance their skills as a martial artist. Grandmaster Cho has also instructed some of Hollywood’s biggest stars as well as co-starred in several motion pictures himself.
















9th Degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt with over 40
years teaching experience.

Featured in the following films: Fight to Win, Best
of the Best, Bloodsport II and Bloodsport III.

Promoter of over 4,000 black belts and leader of
over 100 seminars worldwide.

Champion of over 30 National and International
Open Competitions.

He began training at the age of 10 in Korea.

He was motivated because he had beaten as
a boy.

Received his Black Belt at the age of 13.

By age 21 he had achieved 4th Dan and was
selected to train the Elite Special Forces of the
Korean National Army.

He was also recruited to train the Special Forces
Army of India.

He migrated to the U.S.A. in 1968.

In 1980 he founded Action International Martial Arts

He has produced numerous instructional videos
and books.

Grandmaster Hee ll cho has been in several Hollywood
Movies and on over 70 magazine covers.

Black Belt Instructor of the Year.

Black Belt Hall of Fame.

Grandmaster Cho’s Tae Kwon Do approaches instruction in a traditional and respectful manner. Emphasis is placed on a three-part foundation which consists of physical, spiritual and intellectual aspects. Our innovative training method provides an enjoyable and practical workout for all ages and genders!

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