Grandmaster Kwang Jae Lee is a 9th Degree Black Belt from Korea. He is one of the highest ranking masters of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. He has had more than 40 years teaching experience in the martial arts and has taught in many schools throughout the world.
In 1981, Master Lee founded the New Jersey State Tae Kwon Do Association and was elected its first president by his peers. In 1986, Master Lee was elected president of the New Jersey Martial Arts Federation. Master Lee is highly recognized and respected among all.
A Brief History
As a member of the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, he served as an official judge for Black Belt competitions. (Black Belts above the 5th Dan ranking were not allowed to compete.)
1971 The Bronx, NY
In 1971, Master Lee opened the first Tae Kwon Do school in The Bronx, NY, the first ever in the borough’s history – later to be run by Master Sang Soo “Tiger” Kim.
1972 New Jersey
Soon afterwards in 1972, he opened a school in Bergenfield, NJ during at which time he also instructed students in Staten Island, NY and at the Ridgewood, NJ YMCA.
WARNING: Some of the photos depict high level martial arts maneuvers that may be dangerous to attempt on your own without years of experience or without the aid of a professional master. Photos are for demonstrations purposes only. Please do not try this at home.
1973 New York City
Master Lee opened a Tae Kwon Do school in Manhattan 23rd Street the following year where he continued to promote the Asian art and educate eager American students.
Grandmaster Lee has performed martial arts demonstrations internationally including the world-renowned Madison Square Garden in New York.
New York, New Jersey
Grandmaster Lee’s teachings have flourished throughout New York and New Jersey including Nanuet, Monsey, Bloomfield and now, in Mount Olive where the positive energy and warm environment is reminiscent of his first do-jang (school) in his native Korea.
Grandmaster Lee’s Students
Many of his students have gone on to open their own schools and help others to learn the art of Tae Kwon Do.
Martial Arts Encyclopedia
Most notably, Grandmaster Lee’s techinques have been published as featured definitions in The Martial Arts Encyclopedia by Larry Winderbaum (1977).