Biography

Person: Chung W. Oh

Biography

Grand Master Chung W. Oh was born on July 8, 1942 in Hwang Hae Do Province (now North Korea), and is a descendant of the Hae Ju Oh family.

He immigrated to South Korea during the Korean War (1950 – 1953). Having studied the Martial Arts of Tae Kwon-Do and Hap Ki-Do at an early age, at the age of seventeen he joined the Korean Marine Corps as a member of the 118th Mortar Division, and taught the Martial Arts to the Marines.

After an honorary discharge, Grand Master Oh decided to move to Germany to fulfill his dream of traveling overseas. While working in the coal mines, he taught the German police forces and had a school of his own. While in Germany, Grand Master Oh met his wife and had his first son Inn-Seong, in 1971.

In 1972, he finally moved his young family to Canada and started Chung Oh’s School of Tae Kwon-Do in April of 1973 in Kitchener, Ontario. In 1974 Grand Master Oh and his wife welcomed their 2nd son, Thomas.

in March 2015, Grand Master Oh passed away while in South Korea. He was a pioneer of Tae Kwon-Do in Canada, and will be greatly missed.

Sources: Chung Oh's School of Tae Kwon-Do (Main School)