UPDATE: Yong Sung Lee Studios Wins 'Patch Readers' Choice' Award

Martial arts academy received favorable comments and reviews by Patch readers

UPDATE: Friday, 10 a.m.— Congratulations to  for winning the Annandale Patch "Readers' Choice" award this week in the "Best Martial Arts" category!

Comments by Patch readers began on Monday and "YSL" saw nine favorable comments made by Patch readers by the time the poll closed Friday at 9 a.m. YSL's on Annandale Patch also has 15 reviews and 13 photos posted.

Thanks to all readers who participated by commenting or reviewing their favorite martial arts academies.

The winner will get a framed "Readers' Choice" certificate from Patch, plus bragging rights.

Stay tuned for our next "Best of" poll coming up Monday. The category will be open for comments by Patch readers at 5 a.m. 


UPDATE: Comments for "official consideration" for a "Readers' Choice" winner will close at 9 a.m. on Friday. Comments after 9 a.m. are welcome but will not be considered when deciding a winner. The winner will be announced by noon on Friday.


Have you had experience with a great martial arts academy in Annandale?

Patch wants you to tell us all about it in this week's "Patch Readers' Choice" survey.

You have until Friday at 9 a.m. to tell us what you think about your favorite martial arts academy by leaving a comment about it either below in the comments section or on the Places listing page (for the businesses linked below).

All you have to do is leave a comment and/or review about one of these places. (Do you think we missed one? Let us know in the comments and we'll add it here!):

  • Jennifer’s American Karate Institute
  • Eagle Taekwondo
  • World Class Taekwon Do
  • Grupo Ondas Capoeria Virginia

Don't forget to click on the links above (the linked businesses are in the Annandale Patch directory) and rate the business on their Patch directory listing. You can even leave a review. Tell us why it's your favorite: Outstanding results, friendly atmosphere, easy parking, reasonable prices, great with kids? Let other readers know the inside scoop.

What will the winner get? Bragging rights! They'll be able to tell everyone they were voted a "Annandale Patch Readers' Choice." 

The Patch editor will determine the winner, based on comments and reviews.


Annandale business owners: Chances are, you already have a business listing on Patch. Learn how to claim your business listing. Can't find your listing? Email Jake at: jake.vanwoerkom@patch.com to let him know.

Wokon Watur March 08, 2012 at 03:05 AM
YSL Hapmudo has provided a positive environment for our active 6 year old. We joined the family last August and have had no regrets. The Studio participates in community events such as the Annandale Fall Festival, fundraisers for special causes, as well as throws parties for the students to celebrate the seasons at either at the after school care facility or the studio. Whether it be Halloween, Christmas, or Easter Master Lee, Ms. Raeder, and their staff reward the children for working so hard with great fun. The Studio is not just for the kids either. My husband and I have met other wonder parents that share the same supportive drive to make our children better individuals as we do. Being a part of this family has been a wonderful experience.
Emily Riedel March 08, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Andrew Gause's is truly top notch! Great, caring instructors and wonderful admin staff too. I have three children in the program and really feel like it is worth the price for such a wonderful experience.
Gina March 08, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Andrew Gause's Martial Arts has been a great place for our two children to learn Tae Kwan Do in the after school care program and during the summer camp. Our son has earned this black belt and our daughter is currently a brown belt. The staff is wonderful and caring. I can't say enough about them.
Ksmith March 09, 2012 at 05:03 AM
I wish that Top Kick Martial Arts in Kings Park shopping center could be included. Their instructors work so hard to motivate the kids and do an amazing job. The staff is so friendly, helpful, and goes above and beyond to ensure my daughter's experience is personalized. The special camps during teacher work days, school holidays, and events like movie night have been life savers for our busy family. Top Kick got my shy daughter to come out of her shell. Masters Kim and Ko have helped her become 100% more confident and disciplined. master Park is dedicated to making every family feel welcome. We LOVE Top Kick Kings Park!
J Hecton March 09, 2012 at 11:36 AM
"We really enjoy the Yong Sung Lee Hapmudo studio. Hapmudo teaches the children self-discipline and great life values. Especially unique to this studio is that everyone in the staff is very professional and friendly. The instructors are always patient and encouraging with the children! My son has been going for two years and Hapmudo has helped him mature. They also offer the best birthday parties ever: extremely fun, the kids are totally engaged, they provide everything and parents just get to watch, relax and enjoy! Master Lee, Miss Vicky and all the instructors are awesome. They really know what kids love to do for fun!"


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