Profile: Master Sean Bogaerts:
Profile:Born in Canada in 1970, then moving to England in 1971, Master Sean Bogaerts started training in Tang Soo Do in 1978 at the age of 8, directly under Grand Master Kang UK Lee, 10th Dan.
Master Sean Bogaerts took his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1982, at the age of 12. Dan# 22931. At that time he was the youngest Black Belt in the United Kingdom. In 1986 he took his 2nd Dan and later that year was in the World Tang Soo Do Championships, Team Britain where he received a gold medal for Team Free Fighting. In 1992 Master Sean Bogaerts was graded to 3rd Dan and moved to Canada in 1997. In 1998 Master Bogaerts graded to 4th Dan, Master Belt in England and in 2007 graded to 5th Dan in Greece all under Grand Master Kang UK Lee.Master Sean Bogaerts attended all of the late Grand Master Hwang Kee’s Chil Sung Seminars in the 80’s as well as attends Grand Master Kang UK Lee’s Traditional Tang Soo Do Seminars and senior classes.
Master Sean Bogaerts is a Judge and referee for the World Tang Soo Do Championships held every two years in one of the International Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federations countries.
Master Sean Bogaerts teaches the very traditional style of Tang Soo Do, the same as his Grand Master for all these years.
Tang Soo Do was introduced to Canada by Master Sean Bogaerts in 1997. Master Bogaerts was asked to start teaching by Grand Master Kang UK Lee when he moved back to Canada. Master Bogaerts first started teaching in Vancouver and the lower mainland, British Columba at this time before moving and settling to Alberta In 1998. Master Bogaerts volunteered for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Calgary and Cochrane for over 10 years and was appointed the Canadian Chief Instructor for the International Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federation, Moo Duk Kwan by Grand Master Kang UK Lee, 10th Dan. Master Bogaerts founded the Tang Soo (Soo Bahk) Do Federation of Canada Ltd (TSDFC) in 2012.
Master Bogaerts is the only Master in Canada that has studied, mastered and teaches all 7 Chil Sung Forms. Master Bogaerts was taught all 7 Chil Sung Forms directly from Grand Master Hwang Kee and Grand Master Kang UK Lee.
Tang Soo Do classes and Chil Sung Seminars are available throughout Canada and the world and are proving to be a highly successful and ever growing martial art.