Supreme Grand Master Seong began his Tae Kwon Do and Ju Do training in 1957 at Seo Jeung Rhee (which is now Song Tan) Korea. In 1974, he became an International Master Instructor and officially began teaching Martial Arts in Ahn Yang, Korea.
Supreme Grand Master Seong founded the Pan-Am Martial Arts Federation in 1990 in Fredericksburg, Va. and has been teaching Tae Kwon Do in a family atmosphere there ever since. He supports and is very involved in the local community. He participates in charitable events and provides local demonstrations for schools and other civic events such as parades and fund raisers. His school is an annual participant in community efforts such as the Adopt-the-highway program. He is a leader by example, showing that active participation in the community makes the community stronger and adds value to the lives of its citizens.
He continues to share his vast knowledge of Tae Kwon Do with the Fredericksburg community, constantly emphasizing that with good physical, mental and spiritual health, we can be the best we can be.
Over the years, he has traveled all over the world devoting his life to help spread the popularity of the sport of Tae Kwon Do and demonstrate the beauty of the Korean culture. Has has visited places such as Saudi Arabia, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Iran, Thailand, Taiwan and many other countries, eager to share his knowledge and learn from others.
Internationally well known and highly respected by the community, Supreme Grand Master J.K. Seong, 8th Dan, exemplifies Martial Arts excellence.
His never-ending pursuit of excellence is demonstrated by his list of accomplishments, just some of which include:
- B.S. Degree in Physical education
- President and founder of the Pan-Am Martial Arts Federation
- International Referee and Judge
- Head Coach of the Korean Air Force
- Judge of U.S. Tournaments
- National team coach for more than 10 countries
- 1995 award for Best Master by the Grand Masters Association of America
- 1997 Citation awarded by invitation from the Korean Government, presented by Dr. Un Yong Kim, President of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation and Olympic Committee Vice President.
Supreme Grand Master Seong continues to strive for constant improvement in himself and his students. He seeks to make Tae Kwon Do a priceless investment in life for everyone. All those that have had the good fortune to have studied with him have found their lives profoundly changed for the better. No Supreme Grand Master shows more concern for his students, not only in their skills and abilities but in their lives as well.