|Seoul, Korea, April 9, 1955
Photo taken after a demonstration, in front of the city municipal auditorium, Shi Gong-Kwan, in Myong-dong street, Seoul, Korea.
Grandmaster was a 1st Dan Black Belt at the time. This was his first demonstration as a Black Belt.
The lettering at the top says:
5th Kong Sudo Exhibition / Demonstration
1 - Kim Dong-Hee
|Grandmaster Kim Soo remembers:
"The people in the picture are key black belt members of Chang Mu Kwan Kongsoo-Do Association in Korea. I also remember that Park Chull-Hee participated in demo, but somehow he is missing from the group picture.
I remember that Lee Joong-Jae (3) was a government minister, and Lee Nam-Sok (5) was the chief instructor of Chang Mu Kwan Kongsoo-Do organization.
And I will neve forget Yu Ki-Jun (10)! He was a 2nd dan instructor, a Korean Marine, and he taught me when I was a white belt. He had a bad temper and was very mean; one time he scared me so badly that I ran home at the break. He carried a big stick and often hit students on the legs.
He taught me climbing stance, turning, and the H-pattern. Only problem, he taught me exactly wrong!
It took me 15 long years to realize and correct his mistakes. You might think I would be mad at him, but actually he helped me find several of the most important Chayon-ryu principles. By teaching me wrong, teaching me the other side, so to speak, he gave me the motivation to overcome and innovate. This is why I say that I am always learning from everybody.