Hong Martial Arts News
Congrats Tyler Smith - July 2009
Congratulations on achieving the rank of Black Belt 1st Dan with Hong Martial Arts. Master Jacob and Justen Hong are both very proud that you represent Hong Martial Arts. During this past Thursday’s class Master Jacob brought your black belt to class and announced that you passed your test. You received a fantastic applause and congratulations from every student. We would have liked to present you with your Black Belt in person however your journey through life has changed that for now.
Congrats Colton Lasley - Oct 2008
Hong Martial Arts would like to congratulate Colton Lasley on acheiving the rank of Black Belt 1st Dan. Colton's commitment and dedication to his training the past four years has been nothing short of outstanding. Colton is also a great role model for our students and helps out as a Jr. Leader. Colton will continue his training and start to focus more on ground fighting. The Hong Brothers are proud to have Colton as one of their black belts.
May 27th 2007
Hong Martial Arts celebrates its four year anniversary in O'Fallon, Illinois. A special thanks to all who have supported us and our students.
March 24th 2007
After 4 years of solid traning M.J. Holland and Brandon Boeckman have tested and received their black belts. Congrats to both.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open Mat + No Gi classes added to Saturday
Starting Saturday, January 6th Brazilian Mike will be teaching No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have Open Mat on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m.
St. Louis, MO MMA Fight Night
Clash of the Titans is scheduled for October 20th, 2006 at the South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis, MO. Click here to learn more.
Hong Martial Arts welcomes Brazilian Mike Rethmeyer, Rodrigo Vaghi's senior brown belt, as its new Gracie/Brazilian Jiu JItsu Instructor. Click here to learn more about Mike's Gracie/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program.
May 27th 2006
Hong Martial Arts celebrates its three year anniversary in O'Fallon, Illinois. A special thanks to all who have supported us and our students.
March 23rd 2006
Congratulation to Tyler Smith! We are proud to name him Hong Martial Arts 2005 Student of the Year. Tyler is 8 years old and has lost over 30 pounds in 10 month by changing his eating habits and training hard. Not only is he a great student but he made the decision to change his life and he did, which is both inspiring and incredible for a child that young. Click here to read his article from the O'Fallon Progress.
June 6th 2005
Justen Hong's brother, Master Jacob Hong of Hong Martial Arts Chicago will be joining Hong Martial Arts O'Fallon, IL on June 18th. Look forward to an expanded schedule.
May 27th 2005
Hong Martial Arts celebrates its two year anniversary in O'Fallon, Illinois. A special thanks to all who have supported us and our students.
February 26th 2005
Belt Testing on Saturday, Feb 26th at 1:00 p.m. upstair in the Katy Kavins Center - Master Jacob Hong and Grand Master Young Hong will be coming from Chicago to help judge the promotion.
December 14th 2004
Justen Hong's brother, Master Jacob Hong of Hong Martial Arts Chicago will be moving to O'Fallon, IL in mid 2005. Look for future news to learn about possible changes to the Hong Martial Arts O'Fallon program when he arrives.
May 27th 2004
Hong Martial Arts celebrates its one year anniversary in O'Fallon, Illinois. A special thanks to all who have supported us and our students.
April 24th, 2004
Belt Testing on Saturday, April 24th at 1:30 p.m. - Master Jacob Hong will be coming from Chicago, IL to help judge the promotion.
Update: Master Jacob Hong said everyone looked good and noted that Jeremy Border, Michael Holland, and Jason Stobaugh looked extremely sharp. Congratulations to all who were promoted.
March 25th, 2004
Open classes for parents to watch will now be held on the last Thursday of every month.
October 4th, 2003
Justen Hong successfully passes his masters testing to receive his 5th Degree Black Belt in Belvidere, Illinois.
The first group of Hong Martial Arts O'Fallon, IL students test for their yellow belt.
May 27th 2003
Hong Martial Arts opens a school in the O'Fallon, IL partnering with the O'Fallon, Illinois Parks and Recreation Department.
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