Master Brandon Low began his training back in 1980 at the age of 5 years old under his Father Grandmaster Del Low. In 1989 he got his first Dan (Black Belt) at age 13 under the U.S. Tang-Soo-Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation. At that time he was the youngest black belt in the region (Dan Bon #28481). In 1992 Master Low tested and was promoted to 2nd degree black belt. Four years later he achieved his 3rd degree black belt. In 2016 Master Low earned his 4th degree black belt, and with it, the designation of Master. Later that year he opened Low’s Martial Arts Academy which has quickly grown to be one of the top martial arts schools here in the Magic Valley. This was the first step in carrying on the family legacy that began with his father in the late sixties.
Grandmaster Del Low began his training under Master Jeong Sook Lee while attending Idaho State University on a wrestling scholarship. Master Lee was the self defense instructor for the Idaho State Police Academy. At that time, Grandmaster Low was a black belt in Shorin-Riu Karate. As soon as Low met Lee he knew he wanted to become his student. He took off his black belt and started training under Master Lee. Grandmaster Low pursued martial arts and became Lee’s first black belt in Pocatello Idaho, and later his assistant instructor in the Pocatello school. Grandmaster Low has a lifetime teaching certificate awarded to him by the late Grandmaster Hwang Kee, who was Jeong Sook Lee’s instructor. Grandmaster Low introduced Tang Soo Do to the Magic Valley and has been instructing for over 35 years.
Tracing our martial arts lineage
Master Jeong Sook Lee Historical Photos
Grandmaster Hwang Kee the founder of Moo Duk Kwan.
Grandmaster Hwang Kee with Chuck Norris and Masters
Chuck Norris testing for his 3rd degree black belt
Master Brandon Low and Grandmaster Del Low