Won was born and raised in a hamlet in the north of Jeongseon in Gangwon-do, South Korea. He is the fifth and youngest child, with one brother and three sisters. His father was formerly utilised in a mine and his mother worked on a farm; both of his parents are now retired. As was familiar for other children residing in mountaineous regions, Won spent most of his time playing around with friends in the mountains and rivers, and later explained: “I came back home most nights at sunset with a black and dusty face.” He was usually shy, introspective, and quiet, character traits that would continue to follow him throughout adulthood. While not talkative or outgoing, he excelled at athletics. Won started taekwondo lessons and now holds a black belt.As a young boy, he initially planned to become a car mechanic because of to his interest in car racing and motorcycling. Won graduated from a mechanical higher school, where he studied car repair and mechanics.
|Day of Birth||10-November-1977|
|Place of Birth||Jeongseon, Gangwon-do, South Korea|