I have known GM Moreland for many years, and I have found him to be a Giant among Korean martial arts Masters. He is well versed in the arts of Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do, and I am very proud that he has agreed to join our staff. GM R. Timmerman
Grandmaster Moreland’s Dojang was founded in 1973 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Grandmaster Moreland is a Ninth degree Black Belt with over 47 years of competitive and training experience. His passion for improving physical fitness, mental discipline, and spiritual strength is apparent in every class he teaches.
Grandmaster Moreland has been a positive influence in the lives of many. His ability to reach children and adults alike has earned his school a reputation as Atlantas Best Martial Arts School. Grandmaster Moreland started training in Martial Arts in 1966 and has been involved with Martial Arts his entire life. As a child, he was taught the fundamentals of Hapkido by his great teachers Master Parks and Master Kwon, and later his great Doju Nim, Jae Nam, Myong.
In his early teens, Grandmaster earned his first Black Belt in Chang Hun TaeKwon-Do. It was at this time that he knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to Martial Arts. Since that time, Grandmaster Moreland has proven to be a fierce competitor. He believes in a principled approach to Martial Arts, that includes the development of personal character as well as physical strength. His focus on respect, confidence, righteousness, discipline, and vision has made him one of the most sought after Martial Arts instructors in the world.
Some of Grandmaster’s accomplishments include:
Ninth Degree Black belt in Hapkido
Eighth Degree Black Belt TaeKwon-do
Sixth Degree Black Belt Hwal Ki Do
Black belt in Judo
Gold Medal in Men’s Lightweight Division, ASKF Karate Championship 1971-81
Gold Medal regional South Eastern AAU Taekwondo Competition 1977
Gold Medal Fort Bragg, North Carolina All Army Martial Championships 1977
Gold Medal Florida State AAU Taekwondo Championships 1979-1981
Gold Medal U.S. Army Military Games Taekwondo championships 1973-1976
Gold Medal Georgia State Taekwondo Championships 1978
Gold Medal Tennesee State AAU Taekwondo Championship 1977-1978
Coach of South Carolina AAU Taekwondo Championship Team 1979-1993
TaeKwon-Do Times Magazine Hall Of Fame Award 1990
7th Annual Korean Martial Arts Festival Presenter 2013
Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall Of Fame inductee 2014