Yu Byong

Master Yu Byong was born on January 17, 1935 and raised in Korea. He moved to the United States in 1964. Overcoming physical disabilities, language barriers, racial prejudice, and homelessness, Master Yu Byong (nicknamed Lightning Bolt) took the martial arts circuit by storm and eventually attained his 9th Degree Black Belt from the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. Master Yu Byong was inducted into the World Professional Martial Arts Association’s Hall of Fame, voted Man of the Century, and in 2001 received the prestigious Martial Arts World Federation Lifetime Achievement Award. Master Yu Byong presently resides in the Los Angeles area, where, now in his 80’s, he continues to teach martial arts.

  • 1996 – Master’s Exposition, Special Guest: Chuck Norris
  • 1995 – Black Belt Magazine’s Man of the Year
  • 1994 – Film: Master of Nunchucks
  • 1994 – Northern California Tae Kwon Do Association President
  • 1990 – Lafayette Tae Kwon Do Studio Opens
  • 1990 – Eighth Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do
  • 1981 – Supporting Actor, The Master’s Way
  • 1979 – Co-Star Black Blood Hong Kong
  • 1977 – 1st Place, Form Division New York State Grand Championship
  • 1974 – Yu’s Martial Arts established in SF Bay Area
  • 1970 – The ROK Marine Corps Blue Dragon Division TKD instructor, Vietnam
  • 1969 – Champion, Republic of Korea, Marine Corps Tae Kwon Do Championship
  • 1969 – 1st Place, Middle Weight Division Korean National Tae Kwon Do Tour
  • 1964 – 1st Degree Black Belt, Judo
  • 1962 – 1st Degree Black Belt, Hapkido
  • 1960 – 1st Place, Light weight Division Korean National Tour
  • 1958 – 1st Degree Black Belt, Tang Soo Do
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