THE WORLD CLASS
FITNESS WITH MEANING
Tigereye TaeKwonDo provides world-class teaching and training in the Korean martial arts, emphasizing respect, health, and physical fitness. Our philosophy is to ensure that each student learns in a safe and nurturing environment. We provide an array of age-appropriate training programs and classes, membership privileges, and a wide variety of services, such as before- and after-school care, holiday and seasonal camps, birthday parties and demonstrations.
THE TIGEREYE HEAD INSTRUCTOR
HAN JIN DO
Grand Master Han Jin Do is the owner and chief instructor of Tigereye. He has extensive teaching experience in TaeKwonDo, enriching hundreds of children with lifelong values through Taekwondo instruction. Our passion for the martial arts shows through our many championships and more than 30 years of combined experience.
- Coach/Chairman of USA National College Association, 2014-present
- Head Coach of Team USA Universiade Game, 2015
- Director of Team USA World College Taekwondo Championship, 2012
- International Referee / World Taekwondo Federation, 2006
- M.A., Yong In University, Recreational Therapy, 1998
- B.A., Yong In University, TaeKwonDo, 1994
THE TIGEREYE NEWEST INSTRUCTOR
Master Dylan Do started Taekwondo at age two-and-half years old, and earned his 4th-degree black belt by mastering difficult and exacting requirements. He loves learning, problem-solving, teaching and leading. He believes that sharing knowledge and showing mutual respect and gratitude are key traits of a true leader.
- World Taekwondo Headquarter Kukkiwon, 4th-degree black belt, 2018
- DMW state champion in age 15-17, sparring and poomsae division, current
- NCTA national competition, 3rd place in sparring division, 2018
- NCTA national competition, 5th place in poomsae division, 2018
- Maryland state championship, 1st place in sparring and poomsae, 2018, 2016
- VA state championship, 2nd place in sparring and poomsae, 2017
- ATU Nationals, 1st place in sparring and poomsae, 2015, 2014
- Captain of Tigereye All-Stars Demonstration Team, 2015-present
- Woodson HS Student Council, 2017-18
- Frost MS SGA President, 2016-17
THE PROGRAM MANAGER
Minjoo Do is a co-founder of Tigereye TaeKwonDo and holds 2nd-degree black belt. She has B.A. in graphic design from Corcoran School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., and worked as an exhibition designer. In 2000, she married Master Han Do and runs the dojang summer camps, and the before- and after-school care programs. She enjoys playing with kids, art, and exploring science. "All kids have different characters and personalities," she says. "The positive way to work with children is to get eye-to-eye with them and communicate with them on their own level." This natural interaction is how Minjoo enjoys working with kids and their parents at Tigereye.
THE ROLE OF STUDENTS
The Tigereye All Stars Demo Team is a creative expression of Taekwondo. The 2018-19 All Stars Demo Team is made up of 23 students aging from 5 and above. To condition their bodies into a high level of performance, the All Stars members dedicate themselves to hours of training every week. They love to challenge and motivate our dojang students to train harder and appreciate the tradition of martial arts. The All Stars members display Taekwondo techniques such as basic movements, poomsae, sparring, self-defense, breaking, and special creative combinations to music. Demos have been called to perform at local schools, communities, and even theNational Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Our “CAN DO” attitude serves as a symbol of our hard work and dedication, and we are proud to share our knowledge and energy with our community.
Master Do does not run his dojang like basic training, the kids all wear lots of padding during sparring (sometimes you can't even tell which one is your kid because the of the padding) and focuses a lot on developing focus, discipline and respect. Master Do has a masters in child psychology and I think it informs his approach to training children. He runs his dojang to teach kids focus through fighting, discipline through defense, and respect through ritual (there is a lot of bowing and hand shaking before and after class and sparring). My son's manners have improved, he didn't whine much to begin with but he whines less now, he can sit still longer than he used to, etc. I am not thrilled about black belt "grade inflation" (it seems to be everywhere) but if awarding black belts to younger kids helps in achieving these sort of positive results for kids, then I can live with the "grade inflation" that has occurred over the last 30 years.
- Lieu family
LEVEL & SKILL PROGRAM
Tigereye's level curriculum is based on a modern style of Taekwondo which is one of the most popular martial arts forms practiced throughout the world and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. We specialize in working with students at their own pace in order to develop individual capabilities and maximize potential. We know the power of practice and positive reinforcement. Classes are Classes divided into appropriate age and level groups. Classes are also tailored to individual developmental needs, featuring life skills that will aid students in their school, work, sports, and home.
Tigereye TaeKwonDo is committed to providing a safe, caring and educational environment supporting, and actively encouraging, the personal growth of our students. Tae kwon do training is included in our special services, free trial lesson, transported before-and after-school care, camps, birthday parties and outreach demonstration for all community events. We're proud to offer the services.