At age 7, Jung Oh Hwang began practicing martial arts in South Korea. As a young man he represented his home country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he earned a silver medal in Judo. At Hwang's Martial Arts, Grandmaster Hwang and his staff make it their mission to promote happy and healthy lives in their community.
For the past 15 years, Grandmaster Hwang, his students, and his supporters have dedicated both time and money to supporting the lives of the HMA students and positively impacting the larger community. Hwang's has raised more than $750,000 for the local community and has a named playroom in the new St. Matthews Kosair Children's hospital.
Continental Defense Group trains students in a variety of martial-arts techniques, including Burmese boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and Russian sambo. In the takedown class, opponents blend elements of wrestling and judo into sparring matches, and the studio's self-defense course incorporates the same techniques the military uses to train soldiers.