Grand Master Thomas F. Henzey Jr. 9th Dan
Grand Master Thomas F. Henzey Jr., 9th Dan
A proud Vietnam Veteran.
7 Tigers Taekwondo and Hapkido offers instruction in Jidokwan Taekwondo, Moohakkwan Hapkido and other forms of self-defense.
7 Tigers Taekwondo and Hapkido School was formed in 1990 by Grand Master Thomas F. Henzey. Grand Master Henzey began his training in 1965 while serving in the United States Armed Forces at Ft. Benning, he later continued at Ft. Holabird. After receiving his honorable discharge from the military, he trained in Korea.
Upon his return to the United States he trained under Y. Hee Park and Y. Hwan Park in New York. He is now currently under Grand Master Sung Soo Lee in Australia.
Under Grand Master Sung Soo Lee, Jidokwan (jee do kwan) Taekwondo, one of the nine (9) original Kwans formed in 1955, is the style used by Grand Master Henzey to teach his students.
Gae Byang Yun founded the Jidokwan in the 1930’s. Moohakkwan Hapkido has also been incorporated into the schools curriculum to allow our students to be more proficient.
7 Tigers Taekwondo and Hapkido believes in teaching the eleven commandments and the five tenets of Taekwondo that stand for a way of life.
The school competes in many Taekwondo and open tournaments throughout the state and region including Maryland, North Carolina and abroad. In 1995 nine 7 Tigers Taekwondo and Hapkido students competed in and claimed a place on the U.S. Junior Olympic Virginia State Championship team . Our students have placed in every tournament the school has competed in since then. Grand Master Henzey’s students do not compete in tournaments just for the win, but as a true test of ones ability to see how they handle themselves in a situation, win or lose.
“My number one job is to teach my students the best that I can and prepare them for life and the dangers of life that are everywhere these days. I want my students to be able to protect themselves and feel capable and secure in what they are doing.” says Grand Master Henzey.
The children of today are the people who will be running the world tomorrow. We need to instill proper values and morals so they in turn can make it a better world.