You are invited to Grandmaster Chong’s Retirement Celebration

A special event exclusively for alumni staff.

Join us to congratulate Grandmaster Chong on his incredible career and a well deserved retirement. Together we will share a weekend of memories, fun, and family. Alumni staff and spouse are invited. Teenage children may attend as well. 

Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 4th Golf Tournament (Optional)

If you are interested in attending please contact Master Andy Chong by e-mail at

Saturday, August 5th

2:00-4:00pm at East Amherst Dojang
Class with Grandmaster Chong

We will gather together in uniform for one of the most meaningful classes with Sabum-nim ever. Come train side by side with over three decades of alumni masters. This will be a wonderful opportunity to listen and learn from Sabum-nim as he provides his words of wisdom and reflection on what it means to be a Taekwondo teacher.


7:00pm+ at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
Affiliate and Alumni Banquet

You are invited as Sabum-nim’s guest for a banquet to celebrate over 40 years of Taekwondo in Syracuse and Buffalo.  It will also be our opportunity to honor our teacher for all of his guidance and love. This will be a special evening that will allow us all to thank Grandmaster Chong for his impact on our lives, and to let him know how grateful we are to have had him as our Taekwondo teacher.


We have a block of rooms at The Delavan Hotel, which is located in the same building as Salvatore’s Grand Manor where the retirement party is being held. We also have additional rooms located at the Salvatore’s Garden Place Hotel ,located approximately a half mile away. Please see the information below to make your reservations.

NOTE: The cutoff date to reserve rooms using this code is July 3rd. However, the best chance to get the exact room and location you prefer is to reserve early.

The Delavan Hotel 
Address: 6461 Transit Rd, Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: (716) 635-9000

Be sure to select Group Attendee AND use the code “World Class Tae Kwon Do” 

Room rate at the Delavan is as follows 

  • Thursday August 3rd $133 
  • Friday August 4th – $191 
  • Saturday August 5th – $195 

Salvatore’s Garden Place Hotel

Address: 6615 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 635-9000

Be sure to select Group Attendee AND use the code “World Class Tae Kwon Do”

Room rate at the Garden Place is as follows 

  • Thursday August 3rd $122
  • Friday August 4th – $185
  • Saturday August 5th – $185

Help make this an INCREDIBLE weekend for Grandmaster Chong!

1. Register to attend as soon as possible.

Register here to confirm your free tickets for the banquet

Contact Master Andy Chong at to participate in the golf tournament

2. Submit photos for a World Class photo album.

Master Andy Chong and his wife Hyung Chong have graciously agreed to put this together. Please send 4-6 photos that are meaningful to you from your time at World Class TKD, including at least 2 of you with Grandmaster Chong. 

Photos should be submitted to Master Andy Chong at by Sunday, April 30th

3. Make a donation to the gift fund for Grandmaster Chong

We would like to gather enough to send Grandmaster and Mrs. Chong on an all expense paid vacation and golfing trip to Jeju island in Korea. The suggested amount for school owners is $500 each. 

All amounts are appreciated. Make your donation here

Please join us and ensure that Grandmaster Chong experiences all of the love and appreciation that we have for him!