Taekwondo Academy
of Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Years Old
million practitioners
Olympic Sport Since
Grand Master Chang Nam Ju.

"What cannot be cured, must be endured"

Grand Master Ju was taught by Grand Master Jong Woo Lee, President (for life) of Ji Do Kwan and Vice-President of the World Taekwondo Federation.
  • 8th Degree (Dan) Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • International Grand Master Instructor
  • Over 50 years experience
  • International Referee
World Taekwondo Federation Certified Grand Master Ju also holds Black Belts in:
  • Judo
  • Japanese Go Ju Ryu
  • Kung Fu
  • Gum Do (Sword Fighting)

Some of the benefits of Taekwondo training are...


Learn how to escape many situations including one hand grabs, two hand grabs, choke holds, guns, knifes, and tumbling.

Weight Control

Martial arts is a great way to control weight. A 160 pound person can burn over 700 calories per hour at Taekwondo. However, a person must burn off approximately 3,500 calories in order to lose just one pound. Therefore, to lose one pound of fat per week, you will need to take roughly 5 Taekwondo classes per week. Or to lose ten pounds, you need to participate in 5 Taekwondo classes per week for 2.5 months or take 50 Taekwondo classes without changing your eating habits (such as eating more because you are hungry from all of the calories that you are burning off).

Physical & mental fitness

Tae Kwon Do is not only for the body, there are many mental aspects as as well including learning the forms, planning your next move while free-sparing, and anticipation of your opponents next move.You also learn to grow your confidence, there's no 'I can't' in Tae Kwon Do.

coordination & agility

Balance is a key part of being successful as a martial artist. Each class starts with stretching and balancing exercises and it doesn't take long to see the improvement!

confidence & discipline

Every class is run in a very respectful and traditional way. All black belts are called Sir or Ma'am and every student is treated with respect regardless of skill level, age, or ability. When needed a student may be asked to give themselves a set of 9 push-ups as a way to concentrate and reflect on how they can improve their behaviour.


As each student progresses they test for their next belt and each test includes a break of some kind. Most cases it is to break 1-2 boards with a kick however as you progress up you could be asked to do multiple breaks, hand breaks, or other advanced breaking techniques. Breaking boards is a fun way to show your power, accuracy, and self confidence.

Ju's Taekwondo Classes.

Ju's Taekwondo Academy Building

Learn Ji Do Kwan Taekwondo at Ju's Taekwondo Academy downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Classes are taught by 8th Degree (Dan) Grand Master Ju and his staff of Black Belt instructors. Grand Master Ju's staff of instructors are 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th degree Black Belts giving students a variety of instructional experience. All Black Belts at Ju's Taekwondo Academy are World Taekwondo Federation accredited.

Ju's Taekwondo Academy classes are for men, women and children. Classes start with general warm-up exercises which includes body function, flexibility and balance exercises. Following this, students will learn and practice their Taekwondo techniques.

Group Classes
  • Great for team building.
  • Women's Self Defence.
Taekwondo Classes
  • Evening classes Monday - Friday.
  • Black Belt class Wednesday evening.
  • Air conditioned gym.
  • Showers and locker room facilities.
  • 70 minutes (Typical class length).
  • Attend as often as you wish.
Private Classes
  • 1 on 1 Taekwondo Training
  • Focused training
  • 60 Minutes

History of Taekwondo.

korean flag
Taekwondo is a martial art independently developed over 20 centuries ago in Korea. Over the many years it has become a popular international sport. The main feature of Taekwondo is that it is a free-fighting combat sport using the bare hands and feet to repel the opponent. The name Taekwondo literally means "The Way of Kicking and Punching". It consists of sharp, strong angular movements with free-flowing circular movements to produce a balance of beauty and power. With Taekwondo's trademark kicking techniques, it is a complete system of self defense and personal improvement. All of its activities are based on the defensive attitude that originally developed for protection against enemy attacks.
The most important fact about Taekwondo is that it is not only a superior art of self-defense, but of the mind as well. It gives its practitioners self-confidence that provides an advantage over weaker opponents. This mental characteristic, along with the physical ability, is beneficial to the mental life of individuals as well as to their families and friends. With its practical means of self defense, its complete regiment of physical conditioning, and its aid to improved concentration and mental performance, Taekwondo offers a total fitness program integrating mind, body, and spirit.

Today, Taekwondo is the most recognized Korean Martial Art. It first came to be recognized as a system of self-defense in the 1950's when a group of leading Korean martial artists came together and unified their various art forms under a single style of hands and feet fighting. They named their style Taekwondo, and in the last 30 years have developed it into one of the most effective styles of unarmed self-defense in the world today. The popularity for Taekwondo is not only here in the U.S., but internationally as well. Its evolution and development as an international amateur sport have grown quickly, allowing Taekwondo to become the only martial art accepted into the Olympic Games.
Ji Do Kwan

The general translation of Ji Do Kwan is "Way of Knowledge". Ji Do Kwan actions are unrestrained to allow more fluid movements unlike most other styles that emphasize ancient, rigid "robot actions".

Creed of Ji Do Kwan
  • Tae Kwon Do for myself.
  • Tae Kwon Do for Ji Do Kwan.
  • Tae Kwon Do for my country.

Spirit of The Eight Manners of Solemnity
  1. View Rightly
  2. Feel Rightly
  3. Think Rightly
  4. Speak Rightly
  5. Order Rightly
  6. Contribute Rightly
  7. Have Ability
  8. Conduct Rightly
Pledge of the Member
  • I will observe the rules and absolutely obey the order of Ji Do Kwan.
  • I will attain physical and mental discipline in the spirit of Ji Do Kwan.
  • I will devote myself to the creation of tradition and achievement of Ji Do Kwan.
The Ideal of Tae Kwon Do Instruction
  • A leadership imbued with wisdom and refinement.
  • A courageous activist who thinks before his actions.
  • A patriot who is devoted to the welfare of his nation.
  • An innovator who is demanded by the world.

We’re the best professionals in this field

Master Dave Gee

Master Dave Gee

Master Gee was Ju's Taekwondo Academy's First Master Black Belt! Amazing! Master Gee loves teaching self-defense.
Master Dave Gee
6th degree black belt
Mr Fred Gardner

Master Nathan Halama

Read Nathan Halama's bio on the Halama's Martial Arts website by clicking here.
Master Nathan Halama
6th degree black belt
Master Jeff Whyte

AKA Whyte Lightning

I started in 1978 and am still working out and teaching classes today at 65. Working on your flexibility and maintaining your physical activity is the key to never feeling old, that's why I consider Tae Kwon Do like a fountain of youth. And while I have lost a little speed I have made up for it with my skills and knowledge. It's a great sport because you can always improve; never say "I can't"
Master Jeff Whyte
5th degree black belt
Master Matt Krische

Master Matt Krische

I started Tae Kwon Do when I was ten years old at Ju's Taekwondo Academy and have been a student and instructor ever since. The martial art and the instruction I received as a student has been one of the biggest influences on my live, providing me with discipline, confidence, and physical abilities not present in any other sport. The best part is that you can always challenge yourself to be better.
Master Matt Krische
5th degree black belt.
Mr. Richard Christeson

Mr. Richard Christeson

I first started in 1986. Taekwondo has been a big part of my life for a long time. I've learned a lot about discipline, and respect. Physically it has helped me with balance, strength, and flexibility.Through working out at Ju's I also gained self confidence. I enjoy working on forms, freestyle and, of course, free-sparring. I also find it rewarding to watch students as they advance through their skills.
Mr. Rich Christeson
4th degree black belt
Mrs. Joanie  Ju

Mrs. Joanie Ju

Bio coming soon!
Mrs. Joanie Ju
1st degree black belt
Mr. Andy Sersch

Mr. Andy Sersch

Bio coming soon!
Mr. Andy Sersch
1st degree black belt
Mr Fred Gardner

Mr Fred Gardner

I started in 1980. Obtained black belt August 8th 2014 at age 55. Taekwondo has improved both my mind and body and I am in the best shape I have been in the last 10 years. I enjoy teaching students and watching them progress through their taekwondo efforts.
Mr. Fred Gardner
1st degree black belt
You could be the next black belt!
1st degree black belt
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Eau Claire, WI 54701
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