“Welcome to the Place Where Knowledge Truly Begins!”

Grandmaster YUN SEOK BAEK
Grand Master Baek has had a passion for Martial Arts for over 38 years ❖ 1991- 1994 Taught Military Taekwondo in Korea
❖ 1997 Taught Taekwondo in Dankuk University in Korea
❖ 1999 Opened Baek’s Tiger Martial Arts
❖ 2002 Began Teaching Taekwondo at Northwestern University
❖ 2005 Taught Taekwondo at Von Stuben & Roosevelt High School
❖ 2005 Korea National Taekwondo Championship(Korea) National USA Taem Coach
❖ Represented Illinois State Five times as a Taekwondo Coach for the Korean American National Championship.
❖ Illinois Korean American Taekwondo Association Vice President
❖ 7 th degree blackbelt in Taekwondo(WTF, Kuk ki won in Korea)
❖ 5 th degree blackbelt in HaeDong KumDO(swordsmanship)
❖ International Master- License(WTF, Korea)
❖ International Referee- License(WTF, Korea)
❖ Physical Education Teacher-License

Dear Student,
Congratulations on your decision to enroll in a martial arts program. You have become aperson who is taking charge of your life. To make your life better is something only youcan do. You have taken the very first step!

The students, instructors, and I welcome you as a new member of the school. This is
your school. Take pride in your school. Take pride in yourself. Use each day as an opportunity to become better than you were the day before. It is not important to be the best or to be better than anyone else. What is important, however, is that everyday you become better and better. By making this decision, you have already improved yourself.
You are now on your way to earning your black belt.

This student manual contains pertinent information that will help you practice each belt’s requirements to prepare you for your promotion to the next belt level. This manual will also serve as a guide to assist you in moving up through the ranks. It will make attaining your black belt more than just a far-fetched dream.

Your manual will contain specific requirements for your white belt training. It will then continue on with information about the next belt level after you have successfully passed each test. Your manual will also serve as an organizer to keep track of your development and remind you of your accomplishments as you move to the next belt. Test forms, school rules, proper school etiquette, and other relevant documents are also included in your manual.

Attaining your black belt is something that you can do! We will provide the education.
You must provide the dedication and perseverance. You have made the decision to enroll.Now, make the decision to show up every day and put forth your best effort.
Welcome to Baek’s Tiger Martial Arts! We’ll see you in class.

Sincerely,
Grandmaster Yun Seok Baek