GrandMaster Plechaty’y training began in 1984 when he began his training in the Korean Arts of Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do. Since then he has studied a variety of martial arts including Karate and Ninjitsu while serving in the U.S. Military before returning home to Brook Park, Ohio.
He founded Korean American Martial Arts in 2003, and achieved his 7th degree Black Belt in Chun Moo Hapkido in December of 2011. Master Plechaty was the recipient of the Chun Moo Hapkido Master Instructor of the Year Award and founded Sil Yong Mu Do in December 2011, and is the First Generation Grandmaster and Founder of Sil Yong Mu Do.
In 2016 Master Plechaty was awarded the Chun Moo Hapkido USA Founders Award and was promoted on August 1st 2016 to the rank of 8th Dan GrandMaster in Sil Yong Mu Do by 10th Dan Grandmaster Rick Jessee. Grandmaster Plechaty joined Tenbukan Bujitsu Renmie on August 30th 2016, and was awarded the rank of 6th Dan Resnhi by 10th Dan Hanshi Rick Jessee. In March of 2018 GrandMaster Plechaty was promoted to the rank of 8th Dan Chun Moo Hapkido by 10 Dan Hanshi Rick Jessee. GrandMaster Plechaty is also a certified 3PC Self Defense Instructor.
Mr. Morris has been training with K.A.M.A for approximately 14 years,. He achieved his 4th Dan Hapkido and Sil Yong Mu Do in May of 2016. Mr. Morris continues to teach having completed college graduating from CSU.