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Complete DVD Curriculum

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Grandmaster Hee Il Cho now shares his 50 years of intense martial arts experience with you through the internet.


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AIMAA Curriculum One Step Sparring and AIMAA Curriculum Self Defense
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May health, peace and prosperity prevail within your homes and for all on earth.

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International Black Belt Testing - Nov.17, 2013
AIMAA International Headquarters, Honolulu, Hawaii

The 2013 AIMAA International Black Belt Testing had members testing for grades ranging from Black belt first degree to Master Peter Byrne, testing for 7th Dan. This year's testing panel was made up of Grandmaster Cho (AIMAA President) and Master John Darcy (AIMAA European Director).

Congratulations to all testing participants!

Happy Birthday Grandmaster Cho

Summer Camp 2014: Orlando
July 14-18, 2014

Grandmaster Hee Il Cho and the Action International Martial Arts Association presents AIMAA Summer Camp 2014, the ultimate "martial arts vacation" for the whole family.

Master Darcy: Scotland Seminar 2013

Master Darcy: Scotland Seminar 2013
May 11, 2013

On Saturday 11th May over seventy AIMAA members from Scotland and Ireland came together to attend a fantastic seminar with Master John Darcy. The AIMAA European Director was in Scotland as the guest of Mr and Mrs Belgacem and Mr Walker who had been preparing the event for many months.

AIMAA Master Camp

AIMAA Scotland Master Camp 2013
April 15, 2013

The Action International Martial Arts Association Scotland (AIMAA Scotland) was proud to host the first ever Master Camp in Scotland on Sunday the 15th April.  This was a long awaited event, and one worth the waiting for! 

Happy Birthday Grandmaster Cho

Happy Birthday Grandmaster Cho
Celebrating the Birthday--Hawaiian Style!

Enjoy videos and photos from the celebrations for Grandmaster Cho's 72nd birthday.

--October 13, 2012

Video Clips

NEW! Grandmaster Hee Il Cho Video Clips
Grandmaster Cho Demonstrates Techniques

Video clips demonstrating techniques including: Jumping Back Spinning Heel Kick, Crescent Kick, Self Defense, One Step Sparring, Workout, Boxing, Breaking ...and More!

--November 11, 2012

Black Belt Mag

Black Belt Magazine: Man of the Year
Grandmaster Hee Il Cho: 2012 Man of the Year

"He built his organization, the Action International Martial Arts Association, in North and South America, as well as Europe. He organized tournaments, taught seminars, and produced 11 books and 70 DVDs. He now administer, either directly or indirectly, an estimated 4,000 students around the world."

"At age 71, Hee Il Cho is still going strong, teaching class six days a week in his Honolulu dojang. It's proof positive that he's dedicated his life to taekwondo—and precisely why Black Belt has named him its 2012 Man of the Year."

--Black Belt Magazine, August Issue, 2012

Koko Marina Shopping Center

Tae Kwon Do Classes: Grandmaster Hee Il Cho's School in Honolulu, Hawaii
AIMAA International Headquarters: Classes Taught by Grandmaster Hee Il Cho

We are located in the Koko Marina Shopping Center, our 8,000 sf center features two large padded mirrored training areas, a weight room, women's and men's dressing rooms, pro shop and offices. Tae Kwon Do is for all ages!

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7192 Kalanianaole Hwy., Suite C-200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825 USA
Tel. (808) 396-8900

Summer Camp

Isle of Jersey - 2012 AIMAA Summer Camp
July 23-27, 2012 * Fort Regent, Jersey, U.K.

The Action International Martial Arts Association (AIMAA) Summer Camps have become an anticipated biannual tradition among members of the AIMAA family worldwide. Now, for the first time, the location was selected outside of America...the Isle of Jersey! This was a fantastic camp, hosted by AIMAA Europe. Many said it was the best AIMAA Summer Camp yet and everyone left very much looking forward to 2014 and the next AIMAA get together.


International Black Belt Testing - July 22, 2012
Isle of Jersey, U.K.

This years AIMAA International Black Belt Testing had members testing for grades ranging from Black belt first degree to Black belt fifth degree. This years testing panel was made up of Grandmaster Cho (AIMAA President), Master John Darcy (AIMAA European Director), Master Peter Byrne (AIMAA Ireland Director), Master Amrit Kalcutt (AIMAA England Director) and Master Michael Fitzgerald (AIMAA Ireland Technical Director).

Congratulations to all testing participants!

Master Darcy Seminar Scotland

Master Darcy Seminar, Scotland
7th October, 2012

See photos from Master Darcy's Seminar held in Scotland. Belgacem’s School of Cho’s Tae Kwon Do and Lochend School of Cho’s Tae Kwon Do welcomed the AIMAA European Director Master John Darcy and the AIMAA Irish Director Master Peter Byrne on Sunday 7th October to teach an inspiring international seminar.

--October 7, 2012

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Grandmaster Hee Il Cho Featured in Combat Magazine Front Cover
August, 2009
Also featured, "YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO COMPETE!" by Master John Kirkwood of AIMAA Scotland

Grandmaster Hee Il Cho Featured in Black Belt Magazine Front Cover
July, August, 2009
Large, multi-issue article, "Body as Weapon."

"Instructor of the Year": Grandmaster Hee Il Cho Featured in Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine
Jan, 2004
Instructor of the Year 2003

State of Tae Kwon Do: Training Tips From the World's Best Kicker
Jan, 2003
Grandmaster Hee Il Cho featured in Black Belt Magazine

70th Birthday

Grandmaster Hee Il Cho's 70th Birthday
70th Year Celebration Event!


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