Head Instructor

Master Greg Koval

 

Master Greg Koval has trained in martial arts since 1990 when he began training at Kim's Taekwondo with his father Bruce Koval.  There he learned not only the way of martial arts, but the strong philosophy of Grandmaster Kim.   

 

​In September of 2012, Master Greg opened his own school but still regularly works under the guidance of Grand Master Rick Morad.  In addition to being a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo, he is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Ante Dzolic at Rio Pro.

 

It is the goal of Master Greg to continue to teach the proud heritage of martial arts training and philosophy that has been passed on to him.   

Instructors

Master Rick and Master Gina

 

Offering instruction in the morning classes is  7th Degree Black Belt Grand Master Rick and 5th degree black belt Master Gina.  Master Rick has been training with Master Kim since 1981 and has been a mentor and teacher to Master Greg since he first began.   Master Gina is one of the many great examples of martial artists that Master Greg has had the pleasure to learn from.

Bruce Koval and Gayle Mullen
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In addition to instruction by Master Greg Koval, the school is pleased to be able to offer instruction from our two Sa Bum Nim, 4th degree Black Belt Gayle Mullen and 4th Degree Black Belt Bruce Koval.  

 

Gayle Mullen started training in 1993 at CSU and is a great example of how a small person can overcome a larger opponent with ferocity and technique .

 

Bruce Koval is Greg Koval's father, and has been training in Taekwondo since 1983.  Now through Koval Taekwondo he is showing the benefits of years of hard work and discipline.  Also, at over 70 years old, he demonstrates great spirit as he spars and trains with students half his age.

Our Lineage

Grandmaster Moo Hwan Kim

In Loving Memory of our Beloved Teacher

October 1941 - June 2020
 
Grandmaster Kim, an 8th Degree Taekwondo Grandmaster, an 8th Degree Judo Black Belt, and a 7th Degree Hapkido Black Belt, has imparted his wisdom to thousands of students and family members for several decades.   

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Inspiring anyone to ever train under him, Grandmaster Moo Hwan Kim has taught Taekwondo as a system of self betterment through Action Philosophy and Self Discipline.  Grandmaster Kim was a force for good in the world as a Minister and as a Martial Arts instructor.  We, the students of Grandmaster Kim were greatly shaped by his wisdom, leadership, and philosophical code of action.

 

Master Kim's lessons continue on through us,  and it is our sincerest desire to pass on this great legacy .

Testing Playlists

To better understand what we teach, watch where we came from.  Our testings expect the highest caliber of performance, after years of training to prepare
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Black Belt Testings expect the ability to demonstrate from the full spectrum of training requirements including but not limited to flexibility, fitness, fundamentals, combinations, forms, self defense, judo, sparring, and breaking.
Class Times

Mon 6pm   Fundamentals with Gayle Mullen and Bruce Koval

Wed 11am  Morning Class with Grandmaster Rick and Master Gina

Fri 6pm      No Gi Advanced Sparring Class with Master Greg

Sat 1pm      Self Defense with Master Greg

 

.........................(Temporarily Closed)

..................(Please Call Ahead)

................................(Classes Resumed)

.......(Social Distance Class at Willis Park - Bedford Hts)

Located in the Whirlyball Facility

5055 Richmond Rd

Bedford Hts, OH 44146