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OMAC Choong Moo Instructors

The long tradition of the Oriental Martial Arts College in developing martial artists is due in large part to the quality of the teaching from OMAC martial artists. Among the instructors for the OMAC Chong Moo Branch are the following:


Senior Grandmaster Joon P. Choi


Grandmaster Choi established the Oriental Martial Arts College in 1972. He is a two-time Korean National Champion and a 9th degree black belt. He also was a coach of the U.S. Team in taekwondo for the 1988 Olympics and has coached other national teams in international competition. He developed the Moogong Ryu system of taekwondo used by all OMAC students. Although Grandmaster Choi is based at the main OMAC school in the Columbus area, he regularly comes to Cleveland to work with students at the Choong Moo branch. Learn more about Master Choi








Master James S. Cahn


Master Cahn is a 6th degree black belt (7th degree recommended) and is the founder and head instructor (since 1980) of the Choong Moo branch of the OMAC. He has been a competitor, certified instructor, and certified referee in taekwondo for over 30 years. He is also a lawyer. He has served as legal counsel for the United States Tae Kwon Do Union, the AAU Taekwondo Committee, and for the Taekwondo World Championships. He has also received numerous awards and citations for his teaching and contributions to the martial arts.







Senior Instructor Gary D. Hermann


Gary is a 4th degree black belt and certified instructor and referee in taekwondo. In addition to many years of taekwondo training, he has also extensively studied Kimoodo, Chi Kung, and the Chinese internal martial arts, Tai-Chi, Bagua and Xing-yi. Like Master Cahn, he is a lawyer.











Senior Instructor Catherine Fitch


Cathy is a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo, a certified instructor and referee. She has been studying taekwondo for many years. She is an instructional designer and technical writer.















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