Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts strives to provide a safe, fun, and family-oriented atmosphere. The program espouses the traditional values of discipline and respect and combines these with practical, real-world training. Our philosophy is simple: good thinking makes good actions; good actions make good habits; good habits make good character; good character makes good destiny.
Whether you are looking karate for kids, adults or family, we have a program for you. Our school offers many age appropriate classes to meet your needs. Day and evening classes are available along with private classes and seminars.
Grandmaster Dong’s Martial Arts School in Morehead City is owned by Phillip and Shannon Henry and is one of more than 30 schools in the USA, Australia and Costa Rica teaching Grandmaster Dong's system. Master Phillip Henry is a 5th degree black belt in three styles of Korean Martial Arts, a certified personal trainer and a Youth Exercise Specialist. Master Henry has weekly, personal contact with Grandmaster Dong and passes this knowledge directly to his students to ensure the quality and authenticity of the program.
Grandmaster Seung Gyoo Dong studied several styles of martial arts including Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do, Ta Kyuk Do, and Kum Do (sword). He also served as the Korean Air Force headquarters instructor in 1967. Grandmaster Dong moved to America to continue his college education and opened his first school in Virginia in 1971 and gained world recognition when he was featured on the cover of Tae Kwon Do Times magazine in 1989. An author of three books, Progressive Sparring, Sparring Structure, and Where is My Black Belt?, he also has a six-video series which includes all the color belt requirements and the advanced black belt video series, Progressive Sparring 1 and II.
Wonderful teachers and a great place for children in Carteret County to learn and grow!
-- Sarah L. (Mother)
Morehead City, NC
Grandmaster Dong still teaches daily at the Headquarters branch in Richmond, VA and has successfully trained more than 6000 black belts in his martial arts career, including over 40 masters and several world champions.
Grandmaster Dong's Martial Arts
5270-A Hwy 70 West - Morehead City, NC 28557