My 5 yr old son had a terrible experience at another studio which made him feel he was not “good enough.” It hurt his self confidence and he was determined to never take Tae Kwon Do again. He tried many other sports and activities and always quit because they never kept his interest. Then I convinced him to just visit and meet Master Morrissette one day and if it didn’t feel right to him he did not have to join Master Morrissette’s class. Within 3 minutes he had my son, shoes off, running around by his side in the studio! I was amazed at how quickly he gained by son’s trust and respect! Master Morrissette has brought out such confidence in my son that whether he makes it to test for a new belt or not, he still feels like he is a winner and that he is very important to his class. We thank Master Morrissette for what he has done and most of all for making our son proud of himself.”
“After attending a local martial arts studio for six months prior and researching and visiting several others, we found Morrissette Martial Arts Center. Following a free introductory class, we immediately enrolled our son, who was once very shy and lacked self-confidence. That has now changed and other parents comment on how he has really started coming out of his shell. He has more confidence and improved focus, is more disciplined and has even started addressing us as Sir and Ma’am.
Master Morrissette exhibits a perfect blend of professionalism and concern for both students and their families. Master Morrissette is deeply committed to helping his students work toward and attain their goals. He is fantastic with children, always has a smile on his face and addresses each one by name. He ALWAYS treats them with the utmost respect, which is very important and something my son’s prior school did not do. Master Morrissette models the discipline and behavior he is trying to convey to his students and teaches by example.”
“When I started training with Mr. Morrissette five years ago, I didn’t quite know what I was getting into. I was approaching 40 yrs. of age and my expectations of how far I was going to take it, or what I was going to get out of it were not very high. Over the years, it was Master Morrissette’s encouragement, superior tutelage, and supportive friendship that inspired me to keep setting the bar higher and higher for myself. I am now a first dan black belt and I have no plans of stopping any time soon. My two children will soon be testing for their black belts as well, and they too recognize what an honor and privilege it has been to have Master Morrissette as their teacher.
Master Morrissette and I live in different states now, but he continues to be a huge driving force and inspiration in my martial arts training.”
Born in Korea in 1944, Jun Chong began his Tae Kwon Do training at the age of 6. His family moved to Washington State several years later, and as a young black belt he began training in Hapkido with the legendary Master Sea Oh Choi.
At the age of 24, Grandmaster Chong opened his first martial arts school in Rosemead. Three years later, in 1972, he opened the Mid-Wilshire school. In 1978, Black Belt Magazine voted him “Instructor of the Year.” Grandmaster Chong holds a 9th degree black belt in Hapkido, and an 8th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, as well as a 7th Degree Black Belt in Goju-Ryu and a 2nd degree Black Belt in Kendo. He trains in Ju-Jitsu, Aikido, Kendo, Boxing, Escrima and is an expert in the use of numerous weapons.
Grandmaster Chong has had many starring movie roles including “Ninja Turf”, “Street Soldiers”, “Silent Assassins” and “Maximum Cage Fighting”. These roles have gained him worldwide popularity. Some of the famous students of Master Chong include: Phillip Rhee (“Best of the Best”), Simon Rhee, Jay Leno, Dr. Robert Rey (Dr. 90210), Lorenzo Lamas, Ian Thomas Griffith, and Sugar Ray Leonard.
The Jun Chong system is now taught in over 100 Do Jangs around the world thanks to the Instructional videos, Seminars, as well as the many Jun Chong black belts that have gone on to open studios of their own.
Master Chong is proud of his schools as well his international reputation as an instructor. His wife Ada and daughter Joanna are black belts, and their youngest children Kathy and Yong are eagerly following in their footsteps.