Master Shon's Black Belt USA

Washington State's Premier Family Martial Arts Academy

Our Mission

  • To enhance our community and its citizens through the positive and personal development skills of our training.

  • To provide a safe haven of positive energy and support for our student's mental and physical growth.

  • To provide inspiration for personal excellence through our example as black belts both in and out of the Tae Kwon Do school.

  • To ensure the long term growth of the school and its staff by providing legendary student service.


Master Shon

Master Shon began his Tae kwon Do training in 1972 and has over 40 years of experience teaching martial arts to children and adults of all ages and ability levels.

Master Shon holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and 4th degree Black Belt in Hapkido. Tae Kwon Do has been Master Shon's life passion, and as a high school and college student he was 5 times the Korean national champion in high school and college. Educated with a Physical Education degree from Myong Ji University in Seoul, Master Shon became the Head Coach for the University's Tae Kwon Do team.

Master Shon has helped spread the popularity of the martial arts in Beverly Hills, CA. He was a private instructor for Oscar winner Nicolas Cage and his family, as well as the comedian-actor David Allen Greer and actor Michael Beech. He also served as part of Jackie Chan's stunt team. Master Shon has experience with other martial arts such as Aikido and Kendo.

For his dedication and to the martial arts and the advancement of Tae Kwon Do as an international sport, Master Shon has received various awards. In 1988, he was presented with the President's Athletic Award from Myong Ji University Prsident. In 2002, Governor Gary Locke awarded Master Shon for his contribution to the 2002 Governors cup. In 2015 Master Shon was selected by the Mayor Director of the World University Games in Kwang Ju Korea for Team USA.

Master Shon opened his Tae Know Do dojang in 1998 and operates two dojangs in Federal Way.He is committed to the advancement of the martial arts as a means to personal improvement and as a family activity in the service of the community.

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We believe in community!

At Master Shon's Tae Kwon Do, we believe in giving back. Like other martial arts families, Master Shons Tae Kwon Do has a long tradition of giving back to the community. Martial arts imparts a moral obligation to yourself and to others. In that spirit there are a number of things we participate in and ask of our students and staff.

As a parent and family physician, I have seen the developmental struggle that children undergo to internalize a sense of disciple and self-mastery. I had been hoping to enroll a powerful source of mentorship to help improve my children's sense of self-mastery and found the perfect source in Master Shon.

In addition to Tae Kwon Do excellence, his classes teach children skill like self-containment and meditation. I highly value his work with my children, and whole-heartedly recommend Master Shon's Black Belt USA.

Laurel Woods, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine

My sons have been students at Master Shon's for six years and I have seen how Tae Kwon Do has contributed to their self confidence. Master Shon does a great with kids of all ages - they respect him and are motivated to work hard in Tae Kwon Do as well as school.

One of my sons has special needs and everyone has been very patient and encouraging with him. He and his older brother have earned their black belts and continue to train in Tae Kwon Do.

I started taking classes three years ago and enjoy working for my black belt. I've appreciated the way Master Shon and his staff have helped me build my confidence and skills. All the adult students are very supportive of each other - we enjoy working hard and learning together. I enjoy getting to train with my sons as well.

I highly recommend Master Shon's Tae Kwon Do to any family! Michael R. Lippman, MD

Master Shon's Tae Kwon Do has provided me with physical and mental exercise as well as a supportive group of adults who have become my closest friends. Not only am I in better physical shape, I have improved my focus, balance and overall sense of well being.

I have been a student at Master Shon's for 5 years and I have seen how Tae Kwon Do involves whole families. The children have made new friends and grown in confidence and focus, and the adults have found a supportive environment to exercise and make new friends.

Master Shon's welcomes children and adults at any level and all feel welcome at Master Shon's. His methods reach every student, regardless of age or previous athletic experience. Tae Kwon Do is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves mentally and physically in a friendly, supportive environment.

Steven E Boyer Professional Geological Educator and Researcher, and Former Middle School Teacher

Master Shon & Jackie Chan

Master Shon & Nicholas Cage