Jon Wiedenman introduces Traditional Tae Kwon Do and Self Defense Course to LMU Extension

The Last Student of the Founder of Chang Moo Kwan, Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman, 9th Dan, M.A., Summer 2013 holding the portrait of his teacher which is displayed perpetually on his San Pedro Studio wall.

The Last Student of the Founder of Chang Moo Kwan, Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman, 9th Dan, M.A., Summer 2013 holding the portrait of his teacher which is displayed perpetually on his San Pedro Studio wall.

Jon Wiedenman’s Traditional Tae Kwon Do and Self Defense course combines traditional and practical martial arts training. With 50 years of teaching and training traditional martial arts, his experience stems from his travels to the Far East, initiated stranger danger programs, and modernized practical self-defense. Wiedenman has also founded of dozens of youth programs for “at risk” kids, where he had a “significant presence and could be a part of their lives to teach the discipline of the martial art.” The course’s core is Chang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do, a traditional Korean Martial Art and one of the five original schools originally founded in Korea in the 1940s. Jon Wiedenman is a 9th Degree Black Belt and the last student of Chang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do’s founder Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee.

Wiedenman is committed to the “Cultivating Capabilities” through traditional Chang Moo Kwan and his course will spend equal time on both traditional techniques and practical self-defense. This includes kicking, striking, throwing and joint locks. Students will learn self-defense, assault prevention, and personal awareness. Wiedenman says his “goal is to help out the university and be a part of the place his son attends school while promoting Chang Moo Kwan at the university level.” This class will involve strength training and aerobic conditioning enhancing students’ flexibility, breathing control, and coordination. The class will employ a “hands on” teaching method that will enable his students to learn directly from his wide breadth of experience.

The course begins September 23, meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. at St. Robert’s Hall 109.  Click to here to register for the course.

About the Instructor
Jon Wiedenman is a 9th Degree Black Belt in Traditional Chang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do. In his 50 years of teaching and training traditional martial arts, he has traveled the Far East, founded dozens of youth programs for “at risk” kids, initiated stranger danger programs, and modernized practical self-defense. In the 1990’s Wiedenman began training with Chang Moo Kwans founder, Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee, receiving his 9th degree black belt.   He became the last student of Chang Moo Kwan’s founder, when his teacher passed in 2000. Wiedenman is committed to the “Cultivating Capabilities” through traditional Chang Moo Kwan.

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