OMAC Response to COVID-19

OMAC Family:

On March 15, 2020, the Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, took the extraordinary step to close all bars and restaurants, restricting them to delivery and take out only. He came to this decision after people all over the state sent him photos and stories of crowded bars Saturday night despite the warnings of social distancing and the governor’s edict limiting crowds to no larger than 100 people.

Governor DeWine made this decision “Based upon all of this and based upon the fact of where we are at this point, in this pandemic — we are literally at a crucial, crucial, crucial stage”. Social Distancing is the best practice aside from frequent hand washing, for limiting the spread of Covid 19, and all Ohioans are being asked to do their part to reduce the need for our health services.

In response to this new development, and in the interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy, Supreme Grandmaster Choi has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel all classes for at least two weeks beginning Monday March 16th, 2020. This will affect all branches. Your contract will be extended for the length of this closure. This is being done with the health of the families of our students as the priority in this time of state and national crisis. You are all encouraged to practice at home. We are working to provide links for you to access your requirements online. Thank you; and keep healthy and happy. "Bek Gel Bulgool - Indomitable Spirit"


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Moogong Ryu

The Oriental Martial Arts College (OMAC)

Founded in 1963 in Korea, moved to USA in 1971
(Affiliated with: USAT, Kukkiwon, WTF, Taekwondo-won, Songmookwan)
Founder/President Grand Master Joon P. Choi
· 10th Degree Black Belt with 60 years Experience
· Trained FBI, Swat, Secret Service, Navy Seal,
OSU Football Team 1991
· Coached U.S. Taekwondo Team in 1988 Seoul Olympic (11 medals)
· Trained over 25,000 Students
· Produced over 20 U.S. National Champions & Olympic winners
· Over 100 Certified Instructors

Our Vision KYO:
Kids Grow Up Happy & Healthy, Young Become Wise & Strong,
Old enjoy peace and harmony

Our Mission ETAT: Education, Training, Application, Teaching

Our Greatest Common Goal: Self-improvement for Success & Happiness

OMAC’s 4 Process of Developing an Holistic Life Skills

1. Education (Mental Exercise)
2. Training (Physical & Mental Exercise)
3. Applying (Application of Holistic Life Skills in everyday Life)
4. Teaching (Confirming own Skills & Promoting Positive Self
by Teaching)

OMAC’s Success Formula (True Partnership) :
Good Parents + Good Teachers + Good Life Skills = A Bright Future

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OMAC's holistic skills focus on personal growth through development of the mind, body, spirit, and emotion of the Moogong Warrior, the OMAC student practitioner. Fundamental to this growth and development are some of the first "Words of Wisdom" that all students are required to learn: innae, geukki, joen gyung, shin-nyum, sarang... patience, discipline, respect, confidence, love.

OMAC Central Ohio has 9 branches and clubs throughout Columbus, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, Minerva Park, Worthington, Dublin, Gahanna, New Albany, Hilliard, and Franklin County to provide you the greatest opportunities to learn martial arts in Central Ohio, close to your home. We offer multiple taekwondo classes each day, each designed for different ages (youth, adult), skill levels (beginner, advanced), and skill focus (sparring, conditioning, forms, self defense), although a student is free to attend any (or all) of these classes. We also offer other disciplines such as Gumdo, Hapkido, and Kimoodo on certain nights of the week.

OMAC Quick Facts

Sr. Grand Master Joon P. Choi started OMAC in 1971 and has taught over 25,000 students, including nearly twenty US national champions and four Olympic participants.

Sr. Grand Master Joon P. Choi coached the American Olympic Taekwondo Team in taekwondo's first Olympic games: 1988.

OMAC's World Headquarters has been in Reynoldsburg, OH for 26 years.

Sr. Grand Master Choi is a two time Korean National Champion.

OMAC Main Programs: Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, Hapkido, Weapons, Little Tigers, Kimoodo, Women's Self Defense, Wushu/Kung Fu/Tai Chi, and Instructor/Referee Certification.

OMAC Major Events:

* Winter Camp/Big Bow Ceremony
* Arnold World Sports Festival
Taekwondo Championships
* Spring Camp
* Battle of Columbus Martial Arts World Games/Asian Festival
* Summer camp
* Buckeye Classic Taekwondo-
Martial Arts Championship with
Ohio State Fair
* International Exchange - Europe & Asia
* Fall Camp
* Halloween & Inter School
Take a look around.

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