Martial Arts Conyers

World Martial Arts Media is proud to announce that the Universal Self-Defense Alliance school of Conyers, Georgia has been selected by our voters poll as one of the Top 1o Martial Arts Schools in the USA. Please read the article below for full details about the school.

UNIVERSAL SELF-DEFENSE ALLIANCE SCHOOL in CONYERS, GEORGIA. A Non Profit charitable organization building a stronger community through fitness and safety education.
As the President of the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association I directly supervise over 6,000 martial arts schools worldwide. I am happy to have nominated the Universal Self-Defense Alliance School of Conyers, Georgia for the Top 10 Martial Arts Schools Awards. I am even happier that they were selected by the voters. Thank you for your support and dedication to the martial arts Grand Master Glover.”

– Sincerely, Seok Kyu Lee

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Grand Master Gregory Glover of the US Martial Arts Academy School in Conyers, Georgia


We are the official Top 10 Martial Arts Schools Award winner, Taekwondo and Hapkido Martial Arts Self Defense School of Conyers, Georgia. The area’s most respected martial arts self defense school offering programs for all ages and skill levels. Our senior master instructor, Grand Master Gregory Glover, is a member of the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association World Counsel and the Executive Director of the US National Taekwondo Association. He has been inducted into the World Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame in ten different categories. We are proud to say that we are the ONLY school in the state of Georgia to ever earn these awards! We are also an American Dragon Martial Arts Academies affiliate school recognized as a leader in the martial arts community.

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The Only Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association Approved School in Conyers, Georgia


In its broadest sense, the martial arts refer to any type of combat technique, often stressing hand and foot combat like Taekwondo. In many cases, the term is used to refer to self-defense techniques born in Asian countries such as the self defense art of Hapkido.

Mental discipline and the search for enlightenment are also part and parcel of many martial arts. While some focus on using one’s feet to attack or disarm an opponent, other martial arts concentrate on the use of one’s hands or making throws to render an opponent useless.

At our Taekwondo and Hapkido self defense school in Conyers, Georgia we offer a well rounded program that develops the Mind, Body and Spirit of the students. We are the only school in the state of Georgia authorized to teach the military Taekwondo style of JungDoKwan founded by Yong Woo Lee in 1944.

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Georgia’s only certified Jung Do Kwan Taekwondo school

We mention this because there are two kinds of Taekwondo. The combat sport of Taekwondo that focuses solely on fighting that you see in the Olympics and then there is the military self defense art of Taekwondo that is taught by the “Kwans” such as JungDoKwan.

In the military style of Taekwondo we focus on self defense, self improvement and self development.

That is why the military style of Taekwondo is a great way to increase confidence and improve self esteem. It has a rich history that can be traced back over 2,000 years.



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Call Grand Master Gregory Glover’s office at Ph: 770-648-8305 to schedule your special visit today!

WHEN: Our martial arts self defense class programs are schedule for various days and times during the week to best meet your needs. For exact class times call us at Ph: 770-648-8305.

WHERE: We are conveniently located at: Ingles Shopping Center
2455 Salem Road S.E. Conyers, Georgia 30013

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US National Taekwondo Association Georgia State Headquarters


There are many benefits and reasons to learn martial arts. In addition to learning valuable, potentially life saving, martial arts self defense skills, Adults will increase fitness and flexibility while reducing stress and excess weight.

Parents find that Children improve grades, focus and develop a positive “Yes I Can!” winning attitude. In addition to these basic benefits, most people feel an increase in self confidence and self esteem. Plus most students agree that training here is a whole lot of FUN!

WHY OUR SELF DEFENSE SCHOOL IN CONYERS: We are the area’s premier organization with an award winning staff and the only school in the county with licensed instructors certified by the World Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Don’t Settle For Less!

Just for visiting this page today we would like to offer you a special gift. A 1 week tryout course to see first hand if learning martial arts is right for YOU.

A Special Message From Grand Master Gregory Glover

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Grand Master Gregory V. Glover

“At our martial arts school in Conyers, Georgia we provide the world’s finest instruction, you provide your sincere commitment.

The system of martial arts taught at our martial arts self defense school in Conyers, Georgia is the result of many years of study and experience. I am very proud of my schools and of my staff. They are among the most qualified, skilled, and hard working martial arts teachers in the world. I am sure your interaction with them will be pleasurable and beneficial.

We are certain that you will find martial arts to be tremendously rewarding. It will provide you or your family with greater self confidence, increased self discipline, and improved physical health. Attaining these benefits requires time, effort, and dedication on your part.

At times it can be challenging. All of our masters and teachers are here to help you with your commitment to excellence, and offer our knowledge to assist you. We are confident that your involvement in martial arts and your selection of our school will be a wise decision with life long rewards. Once again, welcome and enjoy your martial arts experience to the fullest.”

Our Mission Statement for the Universal Self-Defense Alliance

  • Provide the highest quality martial arts instruction
  • Empower our students with valuable skills for daily life
  • Contribute to a safe and peaceful community

Best Regards,
Gregory V. Glover, CEO

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Conyers Only Korean Hapkido Federation Approved School


We teach the traditional Korean martial arts of Jungdokwan Taekwondo and Haemukwan Hapkido.

The style of Taekwondo that we teach focuses heavily on character development and effective self defense skills.

As the Head Coach of the US National Taekwondo Association Team Grand Master Gregory Glover trains the best and brightest in their quest for championship Gold as they prepare for the World Martial Arts Festival Championships held every four years in KwangJu, South Korea.


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Supporting Veteran Owned Businesses is Supporting America

Grand Master Gregory Glover began his martial arts career in Thailand while serving in the US Air Force so you know that his training is authentic and realistic.

Our Hapkido program is sanctioned by the Korean Hapkido Federation headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Grand Master Glover is one of only fifty Hapkido Masters in the United States to have graduated from the Korean Hapkido Federation Masters Course.


Grand Master Gregory Glover is a member of the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame and member of the Grand Masters Council of Korea. He holds Senior Black Belt Ranks in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Instructor Ranking in Yudo (Korean Judo). He is the Chairman of the US National Taekwondo Association and National Team Coach. Grand Master Glover is featured as one of the world’s top martial arts masters in the World Martial Arts Media documentary film “The Warrior’s Quest” that show cases his expertise as a teacher and his role as a leader in the martial arts community.

Click on video above or HERE for a special message from World Martial Arts TV Spokes Model Stephanie Ma


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Grand Master Fred Parks host of World Martial Arts TV

As the host of the World Martial Arts TV Show I get to travel and meet hundreds of martial arts school owners each year.

I can say with confidence that Grand Master Gregory Glover’s Universal School of Arts of Conyers, Georgia is one of the finest martial arts schools in the country.

I had an opportunity to see him in action at the World Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame Awards and again during the filming of “The Warrior’s Quest” documentary and I was thoroughly impressed by his skills.

If you want authentic martial arts self defense training from an experienced professional teacher then I would personally recommend that you visit his school today.

As a father I urge any parents out there to strongly consider enrolling your child in a self defense program.

Grand Master Fred Parks, host of the World Martial Arts TV Show

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Grand Master Dong Kyun Kim, President of the Korean Hapkido Federation

“Grand Master Gregory Glover is an official representative of the Korean Hapkido Federation and one of the few licensed Hapkido Masters in the USA. As such I am happy to recommend his classes and school to those who would desire to learn a traditional martial art.

You can expect to learn the same kinds of techniques in his self defense classes in Conyers as you would find in the schools in my home country of Korea. I invite you to join today and benefit from real martial arts training.” Grand Master Dong Kyun Kim.

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Hong Kong Action Film Star Sophie Song

“As an actress, model and martial arts stunt woman working in the Hong Kong film industry for more than 25 years I have worked with Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Donnie Yen.

The martial arts instructor here, Grand Master Gregory Glover reminds me of the great skills of these world class martial arts film stars.

I do personally recommend this school to anyone who wants to learn authentic martial arts self defense skills from a qualified Master teacher.

Grand Master Gregory Glover offers a free trial course. I recommend that you give him a call today. I wish you the best of success in your martial arts training at the Universal School of Arts.”

Sophie Song

Programs sanctioned by: Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association, Korean Hapkido Federation, World Sword Arts Federation, US National Taekwondo Association. Thank you for visiting our martial arts schools in Conyers, Georgia page.

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Article previously published in the Summer 2010 issue of World Martial Arts Magazine.

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Grand Master Gregory Glover of Conyers, Georgia on the cover of World Martial Arts Magazine

Grand Master Gregory Glover: Preserving the Traditions of Taekwondo in Conyers, Georgia.

Grand Master Glover is one of the true pioneers of Taekwondo in America. He makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia where he runs the day-to-day operations of the US National Taekwondo Association’s National Training Center. You will find Grand Master Glover on the mat teaching the same traditional techniques that were handed down to him by his masters in Asia. Grand Master Glover is one of the few American Grand Masters to have personally lived the evolution of modern Taekwondo. He started in the 1960’s learning the traditional kwan styles of Taekwondo and then followed Taekwondo as it evolved into a modern Olympic Sport.


Grandmaster Glover received his training and status of First Degree Black Belt in Thailand while serving in the U.S. Air Force in 1971. With over 46 years of martial arts experience under his  belt, Grm. Glover enjoys teaching all age groups. In April of 2005 Grm. Glover completed 20 yrs. of teaching Self-defense, Karate 1 & 2 courses and the coaching of John Jay’s college taekwondo team at John Jay College of Criminal of Justice in Manhattan, NY. Grm. Glover is now focusing his expertise in the national expansion of his Martial Arts Family as well as the development of the U.S. National Taekwondo Association.

Objective: To consistently develop my attitude toward becoming a better person/martial artist.

I work daily to also develop a national organization which will influence others to learn and grow within  traditional Martial Arts, by instilling good basics for life. These basics will encourage respect,  sportsmanship, pride, teamwork, harmony and the inner strength to say No.


A.A.S. (Associate in Applied Science)
Staten Island Community College/Jan. 31, 1978
115 credits completed toward B.A. (College of S. I.)
Graduate of the Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association Masters Course

Martial Arts  Apr. 2005 Executive Board Mem./Korean Martial Arts Instructor Assoc. (KMAIA)


Jan. 2003 Executive Director/U.S. National Taekwondo Assoc. (USNTA)
Aug. 2003 Board Member Ivey Northeast Collegiate Taekwondo League (INCTL)
Aug. 2000 Maccabi Games (Jewish Junior Olympics)
Director, Karate & Tae Kwon Do Champ.
Coach of Staten Island, JCC Karate/Taekwondo Team
Jan. 2000 Annual Big Apple TKD Gold Medal Classic (Tournament Director)
Nov. 1999 NYS Governor’s Cup TKD Championship (Tournament Director)
Dec. 1998 to Dec. 2000 Public Relations Chairman (NY State Tkd Association)
Oct. 1997 Co-Chairman, Referee Committee (INCTA)
May 1997 National Board of Directors (KMAIA)
Nov.1996 Instructor/Coach (S.I. Olympian Taekwondo Team)
Apr. 1995 Vice-Chairman, NYS Tournament Committee
Aug. 1993 Co-Director, N. E. Military Taekwondo Championship
Apr. 1990 Tournament Chairman, 16th NYS Taekwondo Championship
Aug. 1990 Tournament Director, Pro-Specs Taekwondo Championship
Apr. 1989 New York State Taekwondo Gold Medalist

Civilian     Sept. 2008-Present, Owner/US Academy of Martial Arts LLC


Sept. 2001-Present, Director/PS-18 Martial Arts Program
Jan. 2000-Present, Owner/Big Apple Taekwondo Center, NY
Nov. 1996-Jan. 2000, Instr. & Owner/S.I. Olympian Taekwondo Inc.
Apr. 1991-1996, Instr. & Owner/Community Taekwondo of America Inc.
Sept. 1989-1999, Instructor/JCC of Staten Island
Sept. 1985-Apr. 2005/Adjunct Lecturer, Instructor, Team Coach,
Faculty Advisor
(John Jay College of Criminal Justice/NYC)
Aug. 1982-1991 Instructor, New York Institute of Martial Arts
Oct. 1980-1982 Instructor & Owner, Richmond Martial Arts
Sept. 1980-1983 Instructor, Wagner College Taekwondo Club
Sept. 1979-1982 Instructor, St. Johns U. Taekwondo Club (S.I. Campus)
Oct. 1978-1980 Instructor, Staten Island Community Corporation
Sept. 1974-1978 Instructor & Partner, A & G Taekwondo Club Inc.
Sept. 1971-1974 Instructor, United Order of the Elks (Children Tkd Program)

Martial Arts:

Korean Martial Arts Instructors Association (KMAIA)
Korea Jung Do Kwan Association
Korea Hapkido Federation Haemukwan
Korean Hapkido Federation (KHF)
Korean Yudo Federation (KYF)
U.S. National Taekwondo Association (USNTA)
World Martial Arts Congress, Beijing China
International Chung Tong Yudo Association
USA Taekwondo Association
World TaeKwonDo Federation (WTF)

Community and Martial Arts Awards:

1963 Eagle Scout Award
1963 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award
1992 City Council Citation
1997 Hall of Fame (World Martial Arts)
1997, 2008 Hall of Fame (International Martial Arts)
World Head of Family Sokeship Council
1999 Jung Do Kwon TKD Citation
2004, 2006 Hall of Fame (Martial Arts World)
2006 Certificate of Outstanding Leadership
2008 Hall of Fame (Battle of Florida)
2009 Hall of Honors (Action Martial Arts)

Military Experience:
12/1967 – 1971 U.S. Air Force
8/1971 Honorable Discharge

You can reach Grand Master Gregory Glove by e-mail at or call his school in Conyers, Georgia at 770-648-8305. Visit his school at:

2455 Salem Road SE Conyers, Georgia 30013