About Ranger Taekwondo
Ranger Taekwondo was founded in March of 2016 but has been in the works for many years. After teaching Taekwondo for over two decades, brothers Ben and Dennis decided to take a new and revolutionary approach to a traditional sport. With over 50 years of combined Taekwondo expertise and experience gained as sergeants in the United States Army, Ben and Dennis have brought these qualities to create Ranger Taekwondo.
Ranger Taekwondo incorporates the importance of physical fitness through intense circuit training into a detailed regimen of Olympic-style Taekwondo. Ranger Taekwondo values the development of muscles and agility of each student as they learn proper Taekwondo skills and techniques. As circuit-based training and formal Taekwondo instruction are goal-based, each student can be monitored with measurable, observable, and repeatable exercises.
In the past few decades, Olympic Taekwondo has rapidly evolved, leaving some old traditions behind and adopting a new and fast-moving culture. Ranger Taekwondo embraces the evolving culture while maintaining essential traditions that make Taekwondo such a tremendous and rewarding sport. Ranger Taekwondo strives to teach all students the values of discipline, self-confidence, respect, and leadership.
Master Dennis Moon is a Kukkiwon Certified 5th Degree Black Belt with 30+ years of Taekwondo experience. He started Taekwondo at the age of 4 and trained throughout his adolescence. At 14, Master Dennis Moon began instructing students of all ages and actively participated in Junior Olympic competitions. Master Dennis Moon served in the United States Army’s elite Special Operations Command with the 75th Ranger Regiment. Sergeant Dennis Moon served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during his enlistment. Upon return from duty, Master Dennis Moon resumed his passion for teaching and continued to instruct students of all ages. From both his experience as a martial artist and as a US Army Special Operations Soldier, Master Dennis Moon has found an effective style to teach students to become the best version of themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Master Ben Moon is a Kukkiwon Certified 5th Degree Black Belt with over 30+ years of Taekwondo experience. He began his journey with Taekwondo at age 5 and trained throughout his youth. At 12, Master Ben Moon began competing in junior Olympic-level competitions. Master Ben Moon then served the United States Army as an Infantry Rifleman, team, and squad leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant Ben Moon led his squad as part of the ground invasion of dictator-occupied Iraq in 2003. After his tour of duty, Master Ben Moon resumed his passion for Taekwondo by competing at the highest level at the US National and National Collegiate levels. Master Ben Moon is a 3-time USA Taekwondo National Qualifier (2006, 2009, and 2014), Collegiate Pac-West champion (2006), and 3-time Korean-American Sports Festival Champion (2005, 2007, 2009). Master Ben Moon has acquired the knowledge and experience to teach Taekwondo students of all levels in recreational and competitive fields.