Master  Edmond Johnson

 

 

Master  Edmond Johnson, born January 10th 1983 on the island of Bermuda. At age 36 he represents four successful generations of Grandmaster Chungs system and Taekwondo in Bermuda. Edmond began his Taekwondo training at the age of 13 with then 2ndDan black belt Collin Paynter.

Edmond trained with Mr. Paynter for a total of two years and developed a strong foundation in the martial arts. Regrettably that school had dissolved due to work commitments by the head instructor. After his first school had dissolved Johnson enrolled in the Dragon Taekwondo academy where he began training with Master Myron Burchall who was a 4th Dan black belt in Moosooldo, while there Johnson trained hard and the ultimately earned his black belt from Master Burchall. Under the skilled instruction of Master Burchall he had perfected his skills especially when it came to Poomsae and Kyorugi. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After reaching the rank    of second-degree black belt Johnson was granted permission from Master Burchall to open his own Dojang .Johnson opened his Dojang in 2002 and also reconnected with Grandmaster Chung to secure the future of Moosooldo in Bermuda. Since his Dojang open Johnson has represented Bermuda in many world championships and he has also produced a stable of elite athletes. His Dojang Yong-Duk Taekwondo has been so successful it prompted Johnson to open a second school JI-Shinn Taekwondo. JI-Shinn Taekwondo operated out of  former The Bermuda martial arts center which Johnson was the co-director of and the head of the Korean arts program which includes Taekwondo Hapkido and Combat MooSool.

Combat MooSool is a system that Johnson created after years of working as a Doorman and Bouncer. Combat MooSool is based on urban warfare with its roots in Hapkido but also fused with elements from Kyokushin karate and Kenpo .  In June 2008 Johnson was elected as the Vice president of the Bermuda Martial Arts Federation making him the youngest executive on their board, while on the executive he has formed Bermuda’s first national Taekwondo Squad and documented training program that has been approved by the Caribbean Taekwondo federation and the IAMA . In June of 2009 The Bermuda Martial Arts Federation National Taekwondo Team traveled to Miami and competed in the 2009 Caribbean cup and returned with several medals and a welter weight title.

 

Since his Dojang open Johnson has represented Bermuda in many world championships and he has also produced a stable of elite athletes. His Dojang Yong-Duk Taekwondo has been so successful it prompted Johnson to open a second school JI-Shinn Taekwondo. JI-Shinn Taekwondo operated out of  former The Bermuda martial arts center which Johnson was the co-director of and the head of the Korean arts program which includes Taekwondo Hapkido and Combat MooSool.

Combat MooSool is a system that Johnson created after years of working as a Doorman and Bouncer. Combat MooSool is based on urban warfare with its roots in Hapkido but also fused with elements from Kyokushin karate and Kenpo .  In June 2008 Johnson was elected as the Vice president of the Bermuda Martial Arts Federation making him the youngest executive on their board, while on the executive he has formed Bermuda’s first national Taekwondo Squad and documented training program that has been approved by the Caribbean Taekwondo federation and the IAMA . In June of 2009 The Bermuda Martial Arts Federation National Taekwondo Team traveled to Miami and competed in the 2009 Caribbean cup and returned with several medals and a welter weight title.

​Although Johnson specializes in Taekwondo kyorugi poomsae and kyopka he also holds dan ranks in Tangsoodo , Hapkido, and Kum-do. Master Johnson is the current president of the Bermuda Martial Arts Federation and was the founder of the BMAF national TKD program .

In 2009 he coached the first BMAF sanctioned Bermuda national TKD team which competed in the 2009 CTF Caribbean Cup. Master Johnson was the driving force behind the 2010 and 2011 Bermuda TKD Open .

MASTER

MYRON

BURCHALL