CEO & Founder



Dr. Percy Brown

Percy A. Brown began training in the martial art at the age of 8 and by age 14 held the rank of Brown Belt/Black Belt in Coung Hnu - Oriental Karate under Sensei's Samuel King and Billy Bynum of Asbury Park, New Jersey. Mr. Brown then went on to train in other forms of the martial arts (judo-Kickboxing) and boxing in various cities in the North East, USA. At the age of 20 while in the U.S. Army, Mr. Brown began training under Sensei James Purafoy in Jujitsu in Gelthausen, Germany earning Red Belt ranking. At 44, after years of off and on martial arts training in other styles of the martial arts that was interrupted by the rearing of a family and the operating of a business, Mr. Brown became fully active in Tang Soo Do-Moo Duk Kwan in Atlanta, Georgia. In demonstrating his prior acquired knowledge and skills, he rapidly advanced through the grades and ranks. In all styles and grades of training, Mr. Brown won numerous trophies and/or medals in every tournament including three Championships. In 1996 Mr. Brown was asked to

join the World Tae Kwon Do Union, the World Tae Kwondo Federation and the U.S.A. Tang Soo Do Association. Within three years he had succeeded in achieving 2nd Dan Black Belt status under Masters Sue Ball, Master T.H Kim and Grand Master T.M. Kim, and earned Assistant Instructors Certification in the process.

He was asked to join the Ashford-Dunwoody YMCA staff in 2000 as a Site Director and Martial Arts Instructor in their Prime-Time After School Program. He soon opened a martial arts studio and began instructing his own students. Later that year he was asked and became the Martial Art Instructor for the Fulton County School Board After School Odyssey Program. In 2001 at the age of 48 he entered the 13th Annual Korean-American Martial Arts Open Invitational Full Contact Grand Championship Tournament and won, earning his 4th Championship. Mr. Brown went on to train fellow classmates whom themselves have become Grand Champions. He was recognized as a top student and mentor to other students due to his knowledge, perseverance and dedication.

This led to him being asked to be a Martial Art Instructor and counselor for the YMCA’s Summer Camp Programs from 2000 through 2003. In those years he was asked to travel to the YMCA’s 12 other school sites to instruct students in the art of Tang Soo Do through his prevention/intervention program. As a result, the Ashford-Dunwoody YMCA’s martial arts program grew to three Tang Soo Do programs, each taught by different instructors. In March 2002 he was presented the “Outstanding Instructor, Motivator and Speaker Award” by his Grand Master T. M. Kim at the Grand Master T.M. Kim’s Invitational Championship Tournament. The next year, he earned the Global Tang Soo Do “Best Judge Award” at the 2003 Global Tang Soo Do Karate Championship. Later that year he earned his “Certified Instructor” degree. Becoming discouraged with the in-fighting and the way things were done within the Tang Soo Do Organizations, Mr. Brown moved on and became a member of the U.S. Martial Arts Association in 2003. He earned his 5th Dan Black Belt under O-Sensei Phillip Porter, President and Founder of the United States Martial Arts Association, and shortly afterwards he was presented the 20th Anniversary GTA Grand Masters Appreciation Award for “Best School” in May 2004. Sah Bon Nim Brown went on to earn his Senior Examiner Certification in November 2007 under O-Sensei Porter and his 7th Dan Black Belt under Grand Master David Wilson of the American Tang Soo Do Federation in 2009. Master Brown was awarded 8th Dan Black Belt in a Special Dan Ceremony attended by “World Renown” Chief Master Marlin Sims and Grand Master Arthur Ferguson who Knighted Master Brown in July 2010.

Kwang Jin Nim Brown is also a certified 6th Dan Black Belt in the art of Tae Kwon Do, a certified Law Enforcement Police Officer Detaining and Tactical Defense Instructor (LEPO) and a registered life member of the Global Tang Soo Do Association, the World TKD Headquarters, the American Tang Soo Do Federation, the Martial Arts Alliance, the National Association of Professional Martial Artist (NAPMA) and The United States Martial Arts Association. Kwang Jin Nim Brown continues to participates in numerous Black Belt Training Programs, seminars, tournaments, demonstrations and other child/adult related supervision programs. Mr. Brown as he is commonly called has received numerous awards throughout his career. In 2007 he was nominated for the prestige’s international "Hero’s of Humanity Award", the United Way’s Diversity Award, Inducted into the U.S.A. Martial Arts "Hall of Fame", appointed assistant coach for the "Iron Ring" a reality show on BET featuring Martial Artist, featured as one of the "Top Masters of Martial Arts" in Georgia for an upcoming story on the History Channel, appointed as Team Coach for the "2008" Honolulu, Hawaii - Aloha "Goodwill" Games and is the Martial Arts Choreographer for the movie "Mortal Reign" featuring "Grand Master" Troy Ashford and Fred "The Hammer" Williamson. Mr. Brown was honored with a Proclamation from the City of East Point, Georgia in October 2007 and October 2010 and awarded another proclamation from former Gov. Sunny Perdue proclaiming October as Combat Obesity Month in 2010. He is currently employed as a substitute teacher for the Fulton County School Board of Georgia.

In addition to himself, his son “Master Jovaun L. Brown” a martial artist and Sailor in the U.S. Navy, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the highest honor a non-combat military personnel could be awarded. He also holds Master Black-Belts in four different styles of martial arts and was featured in the US Navy’s August 2003 edition of their “All Hands Magazine” on a story on martial art trainings by the military.