Grandmaster Kwan Pil Kim & Woori Live on WGN-TV; Ready to Kick for the Cure!

2018 Kick for the Cure - Help Woori Make a Difference!

Kick for the Cure
followed by
Woori's Student Belt Testing
Matteson Community Center
1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

Proceeds from ticket sales to benefit 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Woori story goes national

Read about Grandmaster Kwan Pil Kim and Woori!
Learning life's lessons from a Master
in the 
Chicago Sun-Times
To read the story, click on photo

The Woori Way

Not just another martial arts school

     Inside the dojang, (Korean for the training hall or school), the shout of “ki-yap!” rings like thunder. It is the shout of little students, wearing their white Woori Academy uniforms, practicing their kicks and punches under the watchful eye of their instructors Headmaster Kwan Pil Kim and Master Hyo Min Lee.

“Ki-yap!” another student yells, executing a front snap kick.
“Ki-yap!” yet another yells as Master Kim smiles in a way that says, “well done.”
Master Lee’s enthusiasm and smile are also infectious as she seeks to bring out the best in each and every student—children and adults alike.
“Good job,” says Master Kim as he slaps a high-five with one of his young students who is filled with a sense of accomplishment.
A lot is accomplished around Woori: Little boys and girls

“Woori” means “You and Me” 

          Woori is a community of martial artists with the same goal. That of striving toward excellence in martial arts and in every aspect of our lives.  The true spirit of Woori is embodied in our mision statement, which reads in part: "At Woori Taekwondo and Hapkido Academy, our primary mission is dedication to health, strength, and longevity. We, as a team, strive for the following: To understand the wants and needs of our students and families and to address those wants and needs specifically. To continually educate and train our staff and update our skills in communication and instruction to maintain our commitment to excellence. To educate and train our students and families so that they are empowered to protect themselves and maintain optimal health..." (Click here for full Mission Statement)

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