Classes held in the Lake in the Hills location only
4087 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin, IL 60102
Class starts Monday at 6:40pm & Friday at 5:50pm
- The only kendo club in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago -
The majority of our teen and adult students started with no previous martial arts experience. They come to our school for a variety of reasons ranging from exercise and stress relief to learning self defense or gaining self confidence.
We have Kendo Classes on Monday starting at 6:40pm and Friday starting at 5:50pm. Classes are open to new members at any time!
Illinois Kendo Club is a member of the Midwest Kendo Federation(MWKF) and the All United States Kendo Federation(AUSKF) affiliated with the International Kendo Federation(FIK).
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Illinois Kendo Club
4087 W. Algonquin Rd Algonquin, IL 60102
Monday 3pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 3pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 3pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 3pm - 6:30pm
Friday 3pm - 8:00pm
About our Kendo Instructor,
Dr. Sung Moon Lee
Dr. Lee graduated with a Ph.D. in Sports & Leisure Studies from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea with a major in Korean Cultural History & Philosophy.
Dr. Lee teaches Kendo at Tiger Koo's Martial Arts - Lake in the Hills location and the kendo group's official name is Illinois Kendo Club.
Aug. 2014, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea Ph. D. in Sports & Leisure Studies
Major in Korean Cultural History and Philosophy
Thesis : The Interpretation of Late Joseon Dynasty’s Martial Art Thought on the Basis of Silhak
Aug. 2006, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Master of Arts
Major in Oriental Cultural History and Philosophy
Thesis : The Implications of Neidan Philosophy of Taoism for Modern Physical Education
Feb. 2005, Kyunghee University, Yongin, South Korea
Bachelor of Arts
Major in Physical Education
Aug. 2010, Sangji University, Wonju, South Korea
Korean Language Instructor Course as a Foreign Language
Certificate course by The Korea Association for University Continuing Education
Dec. 2009, Kyunghee University, Yongin, South Korea
Korean Sport Diplomacy Expert Course
Certificate course by the Korean Olympic Committee
2018, 1st place at 12th US Open Bongrimgi Kendo Championship, Los Angeles, CA
2013, 1st Place at MBC(Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) Open Kendo Championship, Goseong, South Korea
2012, 1st Place at MBC(Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) Open Kendo Championship, Goseong, South Korea
2011, 1st Place at Gang Won Province Open Kendo Championship, Gangneung, South Korea
2011, 1st Place at MBC(Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) Open Kendo Championship, Goseong, South Korea
2011, 1st Place at Gang Won Province Open Kendo Championship, Donghae, South Korea
2009, 3rd Place at Gang Won Province Open Kendo Championship, Gangneung, South Korea and many others.
Lee, Sung-Moon & Seok, Boo-Gil & Cho, Nam-Heung. (2016).
The Empirical Tradition of Late Joseon Dynasty's Martial Art. The Korean Society for the Philosophy of Sport, Dance and Martial Arts. 24(1), 239-254
Seok, Boo-Gil & Lee, Yong-Gun & Lee, Sung-Moon. (2016). The Relationship Among Public Confidence, Viewers Satisfaction and Channel Loyalty in Professional Baseball Highlights Program. The Korean Society of Sports Science. 25(4), 527-542
Lee, Sung-Moon & Yeo, In-Sung. (2013).
The Study on Modern Meaning and Identify of Korean Traditional Kumdo(Kendo). The Korean Society for the Philosophy of Sport, Dance and Martial Arts. 21(1), 239-254
Lee, Sung-Moon & Yeo, In-Sung. (2013).
The Discourse to Establish the Right Modern History of Taekwondo -Around the Mistake of 「Principles Governing the Construction of the Philosophy of Taekwondo」, Young-Oak Kim-. The Korean Society for the Philosophy of Sport, Dance and Martial Arts. 20(3), 83-96
Lee, Sung-Moon & Kim, Young-Hwan & Kim, Jae-Hyung. (2011).
The New Paradigm of Sports Diplomacy and International Cooperation through Taekwondo. The Korean Society for the Philosophy of Sport, Dance and Martial Arts. 19(4), 75-92 and many others.
2019, Kukkiwon(World Taekwondo Headquarters), Seoul, South Korea, Taekwondo 7th Dan
2012, Korea Kumdo Association, Seoul, South Korea,
Kumdo(Kendo) 4th Dan
2012, Korea Association for University Continuing Education
Korean Language Instructor as a Foreign Language
2006, International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland,, Certificate of Appreciation
2004, International Taekwondo School, Dandong, China,
Certificate of Appreciation
2000, US Army Support Activity Area III, Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Certificate of Appreciation and many others.
Dec. 2022-Present, Crystal Lake Troop 158 Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts, IL, U.S.A.
Sep. 2010-Dec. 2013, Korea Anti-Doping Agency, Seoul, South Korea
Doping Control Officer
Sep. 2006-Dec. 2006, Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee, Doha, Qatar
Ambassador / Liaison Officer
Jul. 2005-Feb. 2006, YMCA, Goyang, South Korea
2006 Association of National Olympic Committees Seoul Conference
English-Korean Interpreter Officer
Sergeant, Republic of Korea Army, Retired 561 FA, Hwasung, South Korea M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gunner, Towed Artillery Truck Driver and many others.