OMAC 46th Anniversary Special

Oriental Martial Arts College Columbus Ohio Headquarters

  • 2018 Arnold Battle of Columbus

  • Martial Arts Birthday Parties!

    Have a FUN and Unique birthday party - with a KICK!


  • Congratulations again to our very own Supreme Grandmaster Joon P. Choi, 10th Dan Black Belt!

    The 30th Annual Oriental Martial Arts College - Moogongryu Martial Arts Summer Camp of 2013 was EPIC!

    Spectacular Curricula, Energy, and Spirit were seen and felt throughout camp and in all of our great athletes!

    Not only did we have an AWESOME camp, we had a chance to witness a Historical Event at this camp's
    Moogongryu Main Rank Promotion Test!

    That is, the Honorable Belt Presentation ceremony of not one, not two, but FOUR Grandmasters in the OMAC Moogongryu school.

    Supreme Grandmaster Byung Jik Ro, one of the original founding fathers of Taekwondo Martial Arts - Founder of Songmookwan Taekwondo in South Korea - 1944,
    and instructor of Senior Grandmaster Joon P. Choi (now Supreme Grandmaster Choi) has promoted the following Grandmasters for their dedication in their lifelong commitment to Martial Arts:

  • 10 Reasons Martial Arts Benefits Kids

    Kenny Myers, a child care expert from Texas, has a great article at Kenny is not a martial arts instructor or school owner, just a child care expert, so his article focuses on children. However, in many respects I would go so far as to say the title should be "10 Reasons Martial Arts Benefits Everyone".

    Without reposting his entire article, the 10 reasons he lists are:

    1. Fostering Self-Discipline
    2. Boosting Socialization Skills
    3. Encouraging Physical Activity
  • Grandmaster Joon Pyo Choi Biography: To Haeng, part 12

         During the summer break, I would travel just as I had as a youth. I had no money, so I hitchhiked across the country, seeking the Buddhist temples, so that I might extend my knowledge of Zen, Tao, and Confucianism. These three had come through China to Korea. Confucianism of course started in China. Zen came there from India, but through China first. Buddhism became very strong in Korea.

  • Grandmaster Joon Pyo Choi Biography: In the Navy, part 11

         The college I attended trained its students to enter the Navy or the Merchant Marines. Even though I was on that course, I wanted to fulfill my military duty. So in 1967, I joined the Navy. Korea was very poor at the time, and we had just ended a horrific civil war. Military duty was brutal. The Korean military still used the Japanese techniques for training the recruits. Often, they would be killed during the training, it was so harsh. Technically, the south was still at war with the north. Entering the armed forces meant you were most likely going to war.

  • Grandmaster Joon Pyo Choi Biography: Dragon and Chicken, part 10

         One summer, when I took off from school, I travelled the country to visit the masters, grand masters, and spiritual leaders I could find. In 1966 I visited one famous spiritual mountain, Gyeryongsan Mountain. Gye means "chicken" and Ryongson means "dragon". Thus the mountain was called Chicken and Dragon Mountain. On this famous mountain was a temple that had been there for 1000 years, called Kapsa. Kap was its name. Sa means "temple".

  • Grandmaster Joon Pyo Choi Biography: Visitor, part 9

         In my eagerness to study martial arts, I often visited other schools to learn from the masters and students there. On one occasion, I visited a school down by the harbor. Pusan is a harbor city, famous at the time for its smugglers and gangs. This school was on the second floor of a building down by the ocean and was affiliated with a gang of smugglers. I did not know this at the time.

  • Grandmaster Joon Pyo Choi Biography: Kicker of Bugs, part 8

         I slept in my room at the empty university each night. It was near the ocean, so always there was sea life around: fish, shrimp, clams, and the like. But no humans anywhere. There were however flies and mosquitos. I had no air conditioning in my room, so when I slept, hundreds of flies covered me. They landed on my face, nose, ears, and lips. They entered my mouth as I slept, and when I realized, I awoke and spat them out.

  • Grandmaster Joon Pyo Choi Biography: Acupuncturist, part 7

         I had one student whose father was a famous acupuncturist. He brought his son who was 16 or 17 years old to me for instruction in Taekwondo. His son was giving him all kinds of trouble, and it was his hope that Taekwondo would give him discipline and self-control. In exchange for teaching his son, the acupuncturist taught me his healing arts.

  • Oriental Martial Arts College World Elite Performance Team
  • Moo Sung Choi Breaking Demo 2008 Summer Camp
  • OMAC Yellow Pages Video
  • Grandmaster YP Choi Advertisement
  • Honorary Blackbelt - Arnold ABOC
  • Grandmaster YP Choi Sword Demo
  • BOC 2008 Form Demo
  • Mooshim 1-5