"I have studied Tae Kwon Do throughout the U.S. and Asian countries. Grandmaster H.K. Lee, in my opinion, is the finest master instructor. He combines traditional Tae Kwon Do and Olympic sport Tae Kwon Do into a philosophy that can be tied into a day-to-day personal basis."

Don Dasaro, 51, 4th Dan Black Belt, Marketing Manager, International Sales, Caterpillar Corp.

"Since I started studying ETF Tae Kwon Do at H.K. Lee’s Academy, I have achieved my primary goal of improved physical health. Perhaps more importantly, the goal setting necessary to achieve each new belt has improved my confidence, patience and desire. These are all attributes which I can carry over to my daily life. Grandmaster Lee and his group of dedicated instructors have been an inspiration to me to achieve things I never thought possible."

Harold Bauch, 52, 2nd Dan Black Belt, Data Processing

"Our family of five now regularly practices at Grandmaster H.K. Lee’s Tae Kwon Do, and each of us has benefited in many ways. Probably the most important benefit, however, is that we have a family activity that all of us enjoy doing together. We have found the Academy’s instruction and training to be superb at all levels."

William L. Stauffer, 44, 1st Dan Black Belt, Attorney

Sharon Stauffer, 43, Yellow Belt, homemaker

Sarah Stauffer, 17, High Yellow Belt, high school student

William Stauffer, 14, 1st poom Black belt, junior high school student

Kami Stauffer, 9, Blue Belt, elementary school student

"I like Tae Kwon Do because I have fun. I make new friends, and I learn to protect myself."

Branigan Mulcahy, 7, High Green Belt, Elementary school student

"ETF Tae Kwon Do has provided me with as excellent means of improving my physical fitness. Aside from the physical benefits, I have enjoyed meeting new people from a range of backgrounds and ages. Being involved with this group has benefits of its own."

James Pitman, 25, High Yellow Belt, Political Analyst

"ETF Tae Kwon Do has been the greatest thing that has happened to us since we joined. For about six years I tried losing weight and Tae Kwon Do did it. It’s made me feel great, in form, in tone, and it’s taught us a lot of discipline and control. It is a challenge to us and everyday we want to become better. Thank you Grandmaster H.K. Lee and Tae Kwon Do."

Mercedes Moss, 44, High White Belt, Teacher

Brian Moss, 6, High White Belt, Elementary school student

"During a stressful work day of being pulled in multiple directions simultaneously, my only relief is thinking about that night’s Tae Kwon Do class. My son and I look forward to each class and meeting with all our friends at the academy."

Kevin McGovern, 43, Black Belt, Employment Specialist

Ryan McGovern, 15, High Red Belt, High School Student

"After much searching, we found the perfect place to study Tae Kwon Do. Mentally and physically, we feel better than we ever felt before."

Linda Rutledge, 38, Red Belt, Attorney

Veronica Kayne, 37, Red Belt, Planning Manager

"Practicing Tae Kwon Do at Grandmaster H.K. Lee’s Tae Kwon Do has enabled me develop strength and stamina that I haven’t experienced in years. My son and I are continually impressed with the increased difficulty of each new form and movement. There is a great deal of self-confidence as we accomplish each new degree requirement."

James Grover, 54, 2nd Dan Black Belt, Data Processing

Jason Grover, 16, 1st Dan Black Belt, High School Student

"Taking Tae Kwon Do at Grandmaster Lee’s has taught me to believe in myself, always do my best, and not to be afraid of new things. Tae Kwon Do is fun and I like all the students and instructors."

Daniel Mawyer, 12, 2nd poom Black Belt, Middle School Student

"Discipline, respect, confidence, and self-control are a few of the many valuable things that I have learned at Grandmaster H.K. Lee’s ETF Headquarters. Emphasis is placed on personal improvement such as building a strong mind and body. Each class is physically challenging and mentally refreshing. I enjoy every minute of training."

Bill Rosenberry, 35, 4th Dan Black Belt, Systems Engineer

"Through ETF Tae Kwon Do training, I have received far more than just physical gains. I have improved my concentration and self-discipline, which have helped me greatly in my schoolwork. Also, I have greater respect for myself and others around me. All in all, Tae Kwon Do has helped me improve myself mentally, physically, and emotionally and feel better about myself and my life."

Sean Dodrill, 21, High Green Belt

"What started about six years ago as a family activity has become much more. My wife and I have obtained our original goal of better physical fitness and have gained confidence and knowledge which has helped us in our everyday lives. Grandmaster H.K. Lee’s program has given our children improved discipline, self-esteem, and concentration, all of which have helped them achieve better grades in school and a respect for the rights of others."

John Starks, 46, 3rd Dan Black Belt, Data Communications

Junko Starks, 38, 2nd Dan Black Belt, Teacher

Chris Starks, 18, 2nd Dan Black Belt, college student

Richard Starks, 13, 2nd Poom Black Belt, middle school student

Paul Starks, 10, 2nd Poom Black Belt, elementary school student

"ETF Tae Kwon Do has benefited me in many ways. It has benefited me physically because it keeps me in shape and is good exercise. Mentally, it has helped me to concentrate more and think things through. This is how ETF Tae Kwon Do has helped me."

Chris Carter, 15, Red Belt, High School Student

"Tae Kwon Do has been great for Ashley. Tae Kwon Do has helped her to be more attentive and has also improved her balance. Ashley has also met many new friends that are very helpful when it is time for Ashley to advance to another belt level."

Joyce Fitzgerald, mother of Ashley Fitzgerald, 9, 1st Poom Black Belt, elementary school student

"Grandmaster H.K. Lee teaches a lot of self-discipline and confidence and that’s what we need. It has helped at school and in other sports in which we take part."

Michael Molnia, 12, 3rd Poom Black Belt, Junior High School Student

Benji Molnia, 10, 2nd Poom Black Belt, elementary school student

"Tae Kwon Do is an excellent family sport that allows the entire family to participate and share the learning experience together. It permits each individual to grow at their own pace, with the support and respect of each member of the school. Grandmaster Lee’s teaching allows each individual develop balance between their mind, inner strength, and physical conditioning. This has helped our family to enhance confidence, concentration, self-esteem, and cooperation."

Bill Keen, 44, Bo 1st Dan, Deputy Black Belt

Barbara Keen, 43, Green Belt, Homemaker

Matthew Keen, 16, Red Belt, High School student

Chris Keen, 13, Red Belt, Junior High School Student

Jeffrey Keen, 10, Red Belt, Elementary school Student

"ETF Tae Kwon Do has given me many benefits, but that’s not the main reason I come. ETF Tae Kwon Do is a lot of fun and I have a lot of good friends there. ETF Tae Kwon Do also improves my concentration, confidence, and physical stamina, and the people here are great. I’m glad I joined, and wherever I go I have new confidence towards what I can achieve."

Maile Ellis, 15, 2nd Poom Black Belt, High School Student

"Grandmaster H.K. Lee is one of the greatest teachers I have ever had. He has been a constant source of inspiration. Through the practice of Tae Kwon Do, I have not only benefited physically, but have improved my professional abilities as well."

Vic Sherlekar, Ph.D., 46, 2nd Dan Black Belt, Computer Consultant, ETF Instructor, Bombay, India

"Grandmaster H.K. Lee transforms student’s lives through the physical and mental training of ETF Tae Kwon Do. He encourages us to practice humility, respect, patience, cooperation, love and goal setting outside the Dojang, at home, at school, and at work. The training can lead to excellence and success in all areas of our lives. Grandmaster Lee’s training helps us cooperate with each other in society…which could ultimately lead to world peace."

Bill Grady, 48, 4th Dan Black Belt, Commercial Real Estate Broker

" Grandmaster H.K. Lee’s Academy of Tae Kwon has been providing our community with the highest quality of instruction for over twenty years. His self-defense classes are the best, and I would recommend them to all ages."

Darryl C. Smith, 50, 5th Dan Black Belt, Captain, Herndon Police Department

"Grandmaster H.K. Lee’s Tae Kwon Do is constantly trying to meet the student’s various needs in the best way possible and they always get it done. The instruction is the best and most individualized available. Everything the school does is for the benefit of its students and our community. Through my Tae Kwon Do training and relationship with Grandmaster Lee, I have improved myself in my Tae Kwon Do skills and in my daily life. I can concentrate much more on the task at hand and now have the self-discipline required to get things done. I highly recommend Grandmaster H.K. Lee’s Tae Kwon Do to everybody so that more people can experience the same wonderful benefits that I have received."

J.C. Thomas, 17, 3rd Dan Black Belt, high school student


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