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Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do Grand Master David McCloskey

Grand Master David McCloskey

Grand Master’s History

Grand Master McCloskey began training under Grand Masters Young Il Kong and his brother Young Bo Kong at his Pittsburgh, PA dojang in 1977. He has been practicing Tae Kwon-Do ever since and has been teaching for over 46 years. Grand Master McCloskey is currently an 8th degree black belt and has built a solid reputation as an instructor and mentor who cares about the progress of his students, both in and out of the dojang.

In addition, he has a first degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, is a certified Civilian Krav Maga Instructor, a Filipino Escrima Instructor, and has been trained in Brazilian Jujitsu as well as Tai Chi. He is a certified Martial Arts Specialist through the American Council of Martial Arts with the Cooper Institute.

Grand Master David McCloskey serves on the National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Tae Kwon-Do Executive Committee, and is the current District Sports Chairman for the Gulf Region of the (AAU) Tae Kwon-Do. Also he is currently the Referee Clinical Administrator certifying Officials in the Texas / Louisiana Region. He hosts the Gulf District AAU Championship every year. Grand Master David McCloskey has also volunteered to teach self-defense to various groups of women.

Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do Teaching Style

Teaching Style

For over 46 years, Grand Master McCloskey’s teaching style is disciplined but highly encouraging. He has high expectations for his students, and with positive reinforcement the students often reach those high expectations. Grand Master McCloskey has a commanding but friendly presence that the younger students respond to positively. For the adult students, his in depth knowledge of both Tae Kwon-Do and general fitness, make him the perfect instructor for those seeking to become a true Tae Kwon-Do martial artist, as well as those seeking a sound mind and body through martial fitness.

Young Brothers classes are presented in a healthy, nurturing environment for each student to appreciate and excel in this martial art.

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The History of Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do

Brothers Young Il Kong and Young Bo Kong founded Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do Associaties in 1968 and opened the first schools in Pennsylvania. As their students learned and advanced, some of their higher ranking students eventually spread throughout the United States to open schools of their own. The Young Brothers, both 9th Degree Black Belts, studied Tae Kwon-Do in Korea and have trained in the martial art for over 50 years. Grand Master Kong Il participated in a demonstration team lead by General Choi, the “father of Tae Kwon-Do,” that traveled to 127 countries to introduce the world to Tae Kwon-Do more than fifty years ago. Grand Master Kong Il also assisted General Choi with the design of the patterns we now study.

Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do in Houston is proud to continue this rich heritage and strives to spread the benefits of Tae Kwon-Do to the rest of the world today.

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In addition to their technical expertise, our instructors are also excellent teachers who know how to create a supportive and challenging learning environment. They understand that every student is unique and tailor their approach to meet the needs of each individual.

Our instructors also prioritize safety, ensuring that all students learn and practice techniques in a safe and controlled manner. They are committed to helping our students build strong foundations in Tae Kwon-Do, and are always available to answer questions and provide feedback.

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