Grand Master Hee Ro, is an 9th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo as well as a Master of Hapkido, Kumdo and Kung Fu and is the son of the founder of Modern Taekwondo, Supreme Grand Master Byung Jick Ro
Born in Korea and a 2nd generation International Master Instructor, Grand Master Ro began his martial arts training in 1958 under his father. He grew up appreciating the rich traditions and philosophies of traditional martial arts as his father taught him a wide variety of techniques he had learned as a young man in Korea as well as from legendary martial arts pioneers such as Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Modern Karate as well as many that he'd developed himself, that became the martial art of Tang Soo Do and then Taekwondo.
In the 1960's Grand Master Ro distinguished himself by becoming one of the youngest to reach 4th Dan Black Belt. Pursuing his deep interest in the traditional martial arts, he began studying Hapkido in 1963 and Shaolin Kung Fu in 1967. He subsequently became an instructor to the Korean Army and one of Korea´s Taekwondo champions. In 1976 he moved to the United States.
Like his father before him, Grandmaster Ro has been a martial arts pioneer, extending Song Moo Kwan to include the traditional martial arts of Hapkido, Kumdo and Shaolin Kung Fu, in addition to Tae Kwon Do. Grand Master Ro carries on his family's legacy as the President of the World Martial Arts Center and the Executive Director of the World Song Moo Kwan Association.