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commended me and said “You are very good, fast and fearless!” GM Chun invited me to sign up for classes but because I was a student without good income I declined. After Mr. Hayes and GM Chun conversed briefly I was able to take classes at an affordable rate with the condition that in the future I will agree to teach for free and represent Chun Taekwondo Center in Taekwondo championships. With the GM's generosity I eventually started to embrace TKD and my quest to learn the depth of martial arts. I researched on it and found out that practicing will feel somewhat complicated using different elements of the body that we are not accustomed to such as side kicks, turning kicks, moving in different directions while in motion, observing every move with good execution. After a few classes my perspective changed, and I got very involved, practicing in groups where everyone was instructed to follow the master instructor so no one is left out. This routine of practice has been very instrumental to me ever since. After 40 years of practice under GM Chun I have great deal of respect one of world's most honorable for him as one of the most honorable Taekwondo GM, author, historian, philosopher, a man of integrity. Dr. Chun is a perfect example of a world successful TKD GM. Thank you for being my mentor guiding me all the way to the top with great advice and wisdom of a lifetime. Taekwondo meditation enables the mind to connect with the bod. Its history keeps us motivated. The respect between the GM, instructors and one student to another is outstanding with this in mind everyone benefits. Throughout my 48 years studying martial arts, Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Combat Hapkido, Taekwondo is the art that got me where I am today and will enable me to leave imprints of my legacy on this universe. Living in a fearless world I had to kill the fear in me and use the energy to process all my dreams. I have learned that without trying using your mind even when risk is involved you will never accomplish much in the real world, especially with all the changes that are taking place in the world of martial arts and everything

else. The late GGM Aaron Banks was a very honorable man, his influence, wisdom and inspiration played a big part in my life. He opened the doors of success for me as well as many more martial artists. He recognized and admired my talents moreover worked with me for many years as my personal talent manager. He was mindful to acknowledge me in front of audiences on numerous occasions and dubbed me as the Architect and Houdini of Martial Arts. He always emphasized that “Life is beautiful and full of fear.” In 2001 he made me the star of Oriental World of Self Defense at Madison Square Gardens that brought upon highlights of my martial arts career when movie star Chuck Norris placed my 7th world champion belt and said “You are a great champion.” With everyday challenges we have no other choice but to fight and deal with various issues and aspects of life until all problems are solved. With this in mind we become strong minded and that is what Taekwondo have to offer. The chance to explore our mind through forms, self defense, breaking, fighting constantly throughout exercise class routine, leadership, and go for our dreams. My philosophy has always been “no guts, no glory” winning only comes by just trying “if you do not succeed the first time, try and try again until the mission is accomplished.” Taekwondo martial arts paved the way for me to become 7 Time World Champion, 8 Time Guinness World Record Holder-awarded me with Renassaince Man Title. I am an author of three books, producer of over 30 instructional martial arts DVDS, movie producer, Budo Magazine editor, artist, real estate developer and most important my success in architecture design and general contracting, building artistic dream buildings, houses like picture perfect. Without Taekwondo and the discipline along with tradition of will power I don't know if I could have accomplished all what I was set to do. 100% of my dreams, my belief is “To be great is to reach beyond the impossible.” Always remember if you give up on your dreams you die: keep on dreaming. With the motivation and the wisdom that comes to me

from grand masters around, the world I am still a student of Taekwondo martial arts. I intend to accomplish more and conquer the world of martial arts by giving back to the community that witnessed my achievements throughout the years. Conducting free seminars, give advice, engage in charities, donations, judging in championships and UFC, taking pictures and signing autographs, corresponding with several martial arts magazines, and newspapers, TV and radio stations, meeting and enjoying the company of movie stars, legends, historians traveling the world with grand masters of the martial arts, taekwondo philosophy through me “you are not the best unless you experience the good and the bad, therefore keep on trying.” To win you must have superior attitude and superior state of mind. To learn how to fight, first learn how to heal people and how to protect yourself at all times.” My achievements are beyond the imagination but I always believe in the impossible. Pray for the best, and if the worst happen deal with it with integrity. Find the solution to resolve all our problem in peace. Keep on practicing Taekwondo. Laugh more. Be happy and healthy. Love music and most important take care of your body, with a good mind and healthy spirit take care of yourself and your family. Keep the good faith in God who is the “King of

Martial arts magazine budo international 277 2014  

Traditional Martial Arts, Combat Sports and Self Defense Magazine. Free read & download. Online issue. 277 Year XXIII

Martial arts magazine budo international 277 2014  

Traditional Martial Arts, Combat Sports and Self Defense Magazine. Free read & download. Online issue. 277 Year XXIII