Grand Master, Dr. John P. Wood,
Ph. D./Ma. D. Sc.
Grand Master, Dr. John P. Wood is a certified 9th degree black belt with the Wold Eclectic Combat Arts Council (WECAC). A certified 8th Dan with the Kukkiwon (World Tae Kwon Do Academy), 7th Dan in Koryo Gumdo from the WKGA, and 5th Dan in Dae Han Hapkido from the WJA . and a 2nd Dan in Okinwan Ju Jitsue from the Ryu Kyu Jitsu Assoc.
He is a certified Grandmaster 1st class and an Examiner 1st class with the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Academy). J.P. Wood is a retired International Referee from the WTC and is currently an active Hanmadang Referee certified certified by Kukkiwon.
Dr. J.P. Wood began his college studies as a physical education major and
went on to received his Bachelors Degree in Martial Arts Education and Administration, followed by his Professorship/ Masters degree in Martial Arts Philosophy and then his Doctorate in Martial Arts Science. He has been implementing sound education teaching systems throughout his martial arts career.
J.P. Wood began the martial arts in the Cleveland area in the mid 1970's, and by the time he was 19 years old he was running and teaching his first program under the tutelage of his Instructor. At age 27 he moved to Palatine, Illinois and continues to teach, along with his wife, to this day.
Currently Dr. J.P. Wood is the president and founder of Moo Do Won Int'l , Chairman and founder of Koryo Gumdo Int'l, and is an inducted member of the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Additionally he was named 2008 Instructor of the Year, in 2009 Koryo Gumdo Master of the year, and in 2018 was inducted into the Cleveland Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
Grand Master Wood holds State, National and International Gold Medals in forms and sparring, and has trained hundreds of athletes to National and International titles in Taekwondo and Gumdo.