Supreme Grandmaster JB Lee
Grandmaster JB Lee began his martial arts career in 1953 at the age of 12. He earned a 3rd degree Black Belt in Judo and was a highly skilled competitive boxer before finishing high school. It was in 1958 that J.B. Lee began training with Grandmaster Lee Dong Gu in Soel, South Korea. J.B Lee went on to found the International Hapkido Karate Association utilizing the "Hoshinsul" Hapkido taught to him exclusively by Grandmaster Lee Dong Gu. In addition, Grandmaster JB Lee also holds black belt ranks in Kendo and Kung Fu. He was invited to be the exclusive instructor for hand to hand combat for the Los Angeles division of the FBI. He recieved the first martial arts instructors visa issued by the South Korean government to come to the United States in 1970. He operated a Hapkido studio at the FBI headquarters at 11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA from 1970 to 1976. He has also trained both CIA and US Special Forces. Prior to 1970 he was an instructor for the body guards for President Park during his time as President of South Korea. In addition to training the FBI, JB Lee also opened several Hapkido schools in Los Angeles area beginning in 1972. Since that time he has traveled the world promoting and teaching Hapkido. Over the years he has taught and supervised the instruction of several thousand Hapkido students. Today his students carry on his Hapkido teaching in schools around the wold.