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Seeking Truth

Seeking Truth “Keep the faith and be true to yourself, never relying on others or chance to determine your life. Choose and once you have decided, then stick to it to the end. And, when you do - after you have ceased to exist, you will ...

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October 7, 2009

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Warrior’s Path – Walking with Death

The Warrior’s Path Walking with Death “I guess it comes down to a simple choice really – get busy living or get busy dying.” The Shawshank Redemption Grandmaster Taejoon Lee faces off against Jokyo Simon Lee I had a student come to me and ask for a private lesson to show him how to ...

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October 7, 2009

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Giving Thanks

This is the inventory of thanksgiving which I chose for the message I delivered to my students on Thanksgiving of 2008. Things I am thankful for - Thanksgiving as an Umyangian: I thank God for giving me ‘this’ life with all of it’s twists and turns, ebb and flow, joys and sorrows. I ...

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October 7, 2009

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No Excuses!

Please do not disregard.  No matter what, please bear it and read to the end. Supreme Grandmaster Dr. Joo Bang Lee delivering a flying spin kick from squatting position over 10ft. in the air (1965 Seoul, Korea) When I first opened our school in 1994, we gave the choice of choosing Tae ...

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October 7, 2009

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Inside the Black Sash Conference 2009

During our annual Hwa Rang do Black Sash Conference (held this year from July 24 through August 1st, 2009), Black Sashes (1st Dan & Above) from across the globe, gather at the West Coast Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA USA for rigorous training of the mind, body and spirit, led ...

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September 28, 2009

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End-Dependancy (Five Stones)

Each month the Teuk Gong Team (TGT), our instructors and assistant instructors, gather for dinner to share ideas and develop greater bonds. In February, Antonio Goodwin hosted the dinner at his home in Ladera Heights. The adults were in the living room, conversing about our school and students, ...

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September 16, 2009