Black Belt World first originated in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA in 1986, under the leadership of Grandmaster Jun Lee. One of Master Tommy Chang’s most respected mentors and leaders, Grandmaster Jun Lee along with Grandmaster Y.K. Kim and his original master, Grandmaster Tiger Kim, 9th Dan Taekwondo Moo Duk Kwan, of Tiger Kim’s Martial Arts Academy have helped him to bring Black Belt World CANADA to being the top leading martial arts academy in Canada and undoubtedly the most influential organization in the country.
In 1992, Master Tommy Chang introduced Black Belt World to Canada at its first location in downtown Toronto, ON. Canada, where it later became the headquarters for Black Belt World CANADA. Since then, Master Tommy Chang and his team have seen many changes over the years and witnessed the changes in each student that was impacted from their training in Taekwondo. From a basement unit, Black Belt World was able to move into the south-east corner of Bloor and Ossington for over 20 years to date and have now moved upstairs on top of McDonald’s as being BBW Canada’s headquarter office. After 25 years, Black Belt World is the largest Taekwondo organization in Canada with 11 branches spread across the GTA and 1 location in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.
Under Master Tommy Chang’s influence and guidance, he has trained students, instructors, masters and schools owners into becoming powerful leaders in society and to help create a foothold for the Taekwondo community. Countless Taekwondo masters and schools across the country were enhanced and inspired as a result of Grandmaster Chang’s leadership and direction.
To this day, Black Belt World continues to serve the community by opening its doors to anybody who wishes to learn martial arts and receive the benefits from it. Black Belt World maintains its reputation by providing first class facility, top quality instruction, certified staff and instilling positive character development to the students.
“A Black Belt is earned, NOT purchased!”