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Master Min Gu Seo

Master Seo has owned and operated Elite Martial Arts since 2003. He began his taekwondo training at 5 years old, ultimately becoming a member of Yong In University's Sparring Team. In 1997, he came to the United States with a dream of opening his own business. After working as an employee at T-USA and Black Belt Excellence for several years, he decided to open his own business, Elite Martial Arts, in Naperville Illinois, in July of 2003. Master Seo trains his students to maintain the highest standards both physically and mentally. He wants every student to train to be the best version of themselves by exhibiting self-discipline, self-respect, and self-confidence. For those students who want to pursue martial arts at an even higher level, Master Seo created Demo, Poomsae, and Sparring Teams to help students perform in front of audiences or compete at tournaments.


  • 6th Dan (World Taekwondo Federation)
  • Martial Arts Master (United States Taekwondo Association)
  • 4th Degree Hapkido (International Hapkido Alliance)
  • Master of Kukkiwon
  • Black Belt Excellence Master
  • Owner and Master of Elite Martial Arts since 2003

Our Junior Instructors

Neave McConnellJake SeoJessie Seo

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Rishi Shah