Youn Wha Ryu History

The history of the Youn Wha Ryu Martial Arts Association goes back over 20 years. The Farmington Martial Arts Academy, headquarters for the Youn Wha Ryu Martial Arts Association has been providing quality martial arts instruction in the Youn Wha Ryu martial arts system since 1993. Teaching the martial arts is a great responsibility and the well trained instructors of the Youn Wha Ryu Martial Arts Association treat it as such. Everyone is treated as a valued member of our martial arts family, fairly and with respect. Regardless of age or belt rank we always follow our training principles of; be polite, be patient, be alert, be brave, do your best, and respect yourself and others. We encourage you to come by one of our schools and become a member of our martial arts family.

From the Farmington Martial Arts Academy, the Youn Wha Ryu Martial Arts Association has grown to include martial arts academies in the Missouri towns of Lesterville, Bonne Terre, Frederictown, Perryville, Bismarck, and West Plains, the Illinois towns of Chester and Glen Ellen, the Alabama town of Fairhope, and the Tennessee town of Giles County …and surrounding areas!

Like most styles of martial arts in existence today, Youn Wha Ryu is an art that has many facets!

Our martial arts style was orginally developed by Grand Master Man Hee Han. He combined various styles to form this unique art. We offer classes starting at age 6 and above. From White belt to Black belt our core training is in the ever popular Tae kwon do, then, as you advance you will be introduced to the true nature of Youn Wha Ryu. The true nature of Youn Wha Ryu is a comprehensive curriculum which includes the most effective and efficient techniques from Kung Fu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Hwarang Do, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo, Hapkido, Kendo, Tai Chi, and others.

Primarily a stand up striking art incorporating techniques from tae kwon do, karate and kung fu, Youn Wha Ryu stylists are also adept at the grappling and throwing range as well as on the ground. The system develops to the strengths of the individual and incorporates not just the kicking and striking arts but also the throws and joint locks of judo, hapkido and aikido as well as the ground game of jiu jitsu and a variety of weapons training. An ever-evolving art, Youn Wha Ryu adds new techniques and fighting strategies on a regular basis.

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Our Martial Art

We are a Martial Arts Association that is dedicated to passing on the teachings and philosophy of the founder of Youn Wha, Grand Master Man He Han. Our Program begins with traditional Tae Kwon Do until the level of Black Belt at that point you will learn what we have termed the Best of the Best. Combining techniques from various styles we have blended a unique and effective self defense system that is coupled with the devastating kicks taught in Tae Kwon Do. Our goal is to provide you with a friendly family atmosphere that promotes positive instruction and motivation.

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