We teach a combination martial art, a scientific synthesis of the best techniques from Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kung fu, Judo, Hap Ki Do, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, weapons training, and more. This approach of combining the strengths of multiple martial styles makes for a well-rounded student who is better able to defend him or herself.
Hwar Do is an action philosophy, a method for developing both mind and body. Beyond being an effective form of self-defense, Hwar Do training emphasizes personal growth and character development. This style develops strongly-defined positive values, embodied by a strong yet peaceful mind. Students of Hwar Do learn leadership skills and to excel in life.
Additionally, many people train for its health benefits. Because Hwar Do utilizes the whole body, it increases vitality of the whole body, maximizing strength and muscle tone, flexibility, cardiovascular, and respiratory fitness. This unique curriculum, with its step-by-step progression, allows everyone to learn in the manner best for him or her, regardless of age, gender, or current fitness level.
Hwar Do creates a strong and healthy body capable of a wide range of motion, speed, and activities. It enables one not only to defend oneself but also teaches the mind and body to stay centered, to move energy through them, to act appropriately, and to maintain health so that one my thoroughly enjoy life and live productively.
"Our son, Christian Artz, has been attending your school for just over two years. He has recently been awarded his Black Belt and we are very proud of him. After attending his first few classes we began to notice changes in our son. He was more polite and well mannered and began to show greater self-control and self-confidence. Over the course of the last two years we have witnessed a great transformation in Christian. Kwon's Champion School has provided our son not only increased physical ability but also tremendous mental focus and control which has helped Christian become a much better student. The instruction and leadership provided by your school has helped reinforce what we are teaching Christian at home. Thank you very much for providing such a balanced discipline for our son! "
Brian and Gloria Artz
"Jiu-Jitsu DVD Premier was attended by 8th degree black belts and above, Grandmasters."
Ali Sajadi, MD
4th degree black belt
"Having been active, but never highly ranked, in the martial arts as a younger man I knew enough to be able to judge the kind of program and instructor I wanted. H.Y. Kwon is a 10th Degree Black Belt Grandmaster and founder of the Hwar Do style and he teaches every class personally. In fact, he also holds 8th degree rank and above in several well-recognized styles of martial arts. He is also very good with children and the elderly, offering special attention and age-appropriate expectations for both as well as unfailing good manners, respect and support. His large team of black belt instructors reflects this same ethic and includes several women and people my own age. If you are looking for a structured exercise program that is friendly, engaging, and more challenging each month this school might just be right for you."
Carl Botan Ph.D
George Mason University
1st Deg. Black Belt
"I have attended Kwon's Champion for over seven years learning the unique Hwar Do style of martial arts developed by Grandmaster Kwon. It has been an exciting and challenging experience. Kwon's Champion School is a school of excellence and through their positive approach everything the school teaches is well thought out and prepared to bring out the best in the students who attend and learn the Hwar Do style as a martial art. Their Hwar Do methods have taught me how to become a more excellent person in developing my character along with gaining more confidence through their marital arts training."
4th Degree Black Belt
"Grandmaster Kwon is the epitome of everything a martial arts grandmaster should be."
"Many people feel that martial arts is mostly about training the body, but it is also about training the mind. My name is Brian Flanagan and I have been studying Hwar Do under Grandmaster Kwon for 15 years. I have become a 5th degree black belt along with my wife, Laurie, who has become a 2nd degree black belt. The discipline, concentration and mental strength that I have learned from studying Hwar Do I know will last my entire life and affect everything I do.
I began working on my PhD in Electrical Engineering at about the same time I started studying Hwar Do. I was also working full time and I was told by many people that I would never be able to finish my degree without leaving my job, possibly for up to two years. I couldn't afford to be without an income for anywhere near that amount of time, but I was determined to get my degree.
Grandmaster Kwon taught me the mental disciple and determination that I needed to continue in my studies. I spent 8-10 hours at my regular job and typically worked another 6 or more hours on my studies almost every day. There were many times that I wanted to quit, but the strength I'd learned from Grandmaster Kwon allowed me to keep going. It took a very long time, but I finally received my PhD in May of 2000.
Looking back on it, I am sometimes amazed that I was able to keep up the necessary focus and determination for that long. My increased mental strength has improved other aspects of my life as well including multiple promotions at work and a much happier personal life. I know now that there is nothing I cannot accomplish if I set my mind to it.
To me, Grandmaster Kwon is the epitome of everything a martial arts grandmaster should be. His skill at martial arts is of course unrivaled, but he is also a very gentle man. He truly cares about his students' physical and mental well-being and always stresses how the mental discipline we learn from Hwar Do training can improve all aspects of our lives. He teaches us to always set a good example, to be courteous to everyone we meet and to help others whenever we can. He himself follows these principles without fail. In addition to the hundreds of students he has personally taught, he has organized charity events on numerous occasions, raising thousands of dollars for needy children."
Master Brian Flanagan, Ph.D
6th Degree Black Belt
"Before joining Hwar Do, I studied Grandmaster Kwon's background and achievements. Needless to say, I never had doubt about his skills and knowledge of the martial arts. However, his patient and methodical style of teaching is what impressed me. He constantly provides positive feedback and motivates us to try harder. After taking his classes, I am able to accomplish tasks more efficiently in work."
"I am incredibly pleased to have been studying this combination martial art for the past sixteen years. I feel very lucky to have found a grandmaster who holds such high degrees in so many martial arts. Grandmaster Kwon's ability to intelligently blend martial art styles, as well as his ability to communicate this knowledge, yields an effective martial art that continues to help me grow and improve. My fellow students and I enjoy our training immensely. I couldn't be happier with my Hwar Do training."
4th Degree Black Belt
This Martial Art Includes:
Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kung Fu, Karate, Kick Boxing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and Weapons.
Our training includes adult classes for men and women as well as children's classes.
Also includes: Martial Arts Summer Camp and After School Program
Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax, South Riding, Gainesville VA, Ashburn, Bristow, Nokesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Herndon, and Reston
New Columbia, PA