Heejeong Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, where she began her Tae kwon Do training and received her black belt.
She came to the United States to attend The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music. While a student at UNCG, she was selected to be a member of the UNCG Orchestra and also performed with the Wind Ensemble. Mrs. Lee was also selected to tour Washington D.C. as part of a series of concerts with the Ensemble.
Shortly before her return to Korea, Heejeong met Master Lee, who was training with three-time national Korean champion, Master Woo Sup Kim, in nearby Winston-Salem.
Heejeong did not return to Korea and instead resumed her Tae Kwon Do training and retested for her black belt. She also married Master Lee.