Grandmaster Sang Ho Lee


  • 8th Degree Black Belt – Certified through Jidokwan Taekwondo HQ, Seoul, S. Korea
  • 8th Degree Black Belt – Certified through Heuk Choo Kwan Hapkido HQ, Daejeon, S. Korea
  • Featured on the Tae Kwon Do Times Cover: ’95
  • Graduated from UNC-G  w/the Highest Honor:  Summa Cum Laude


  • The Letter of Commendation from Kukkiwon – Seoul, S. Korea:  ’12, ’15, ’18
  • Meritorious Service Award from World Taekwondo President Chung Won Choue:  ’07, ’15
  • Excellence in Service Award from District Attorney of Alamance County:  ’14
  • The Piedmont Business Ethics Award:  ’13
  • Distinguished Service in Sports Award by Alamance Sports Development Council:  ’10
  • The Capitol Citation Award from the N.C. Secretary of State: ’05
GM Lee’s newly accomplished and improved list of my personal accolades:
-Received Presidential Citation from World Taekwondo HQ – Kukkiwon
-Received 8th Dan from Jidokwan Grandmasters Hak Sun An (Founder of K-Tigers) & Sung Wan Lee (Former President of Kukkiwon) – Taekwondo Jidokwan HQ in Seoul, S. Korea
-Received 8th Dan from World Hapkido Competition Federation / Korea Hapkido Competition Association
-Received 8th Dan from Heuk Choo Kwan Association (Black Eagle Hapkido) – Heuk Choo Kwan (Black Eagle) HQ – Daejeon, S. Korea​​

Grand Master Sangho Lee was born and raised in South Korea and started training in martial arts at the age of nine. In Korea, martial arts (Taekwondo & Hapkido) being a national sport, many elementary school students were already exposed to the Art, as baseball or soccer in America today.

Since coming to America in 1986, he has taught students ranging from 3 to 83yrs of age from all walks of life in Fairfax County, Va (1986 – 1988), Wake County, NC (1988 – 1991), and Alamance County, NC (1991 – Current).

Grand Master Lee started the first professional, full time martial arts academy in Burlington, NC in the spring of 1991. The guidance of his five brothers, who are themselves Masters and Grand Masters in martial arts (Taekwondo & Hapkido) has culminated in Grand Master Lee reaching the highest level of professionalism.

Through his tireless effort, dedication, and discipline, he has created one of the most impressive and noteworthy academies in the State of North Carolina. Grand Master Lee also has the distinction of being featured, with his five brothers, on the magazine cover of the Tae Kwon Do Times, which is one of the premier martial arts magazines in the world today.

Today, aside from teaching, he stays actively engaged in giving demonstrations, holding tournaments, attending seminars and workshops to stay up to date on the latest training techniques. And for many years, Grand Master Lee’s uninterrupted involvement with the South Korean Universities and the Korean National Teams, on their training in America, has been providing a win- win opportunity for his students in the US and in Korea.

​Finally, for the youth, who are the future of our country, Grand Master Lee robustly encourages his students to perform well academically as well as maintaining strong physical skills. He believes that for our youth to stay ahead of global competition, both parents and teachers must diligently provide opportunities for them to develop both their minds and bodies.

If you’re looking for information about the best Taekwondo & Hapkido programs in Burlington and surrounding areas (like Elon, Graham, Mebane, and Gibsonville), you’ve come to the right place. Lee Brothers Martial Arts will empower you with the self-defense and self-improvement programs you’ve been searching for!

To learn more about Lee Brothers Martial Arts,
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Or Visit: We are conveniently located at
793 Boone Station Dr
Burlington, NC 27215,
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