Houston, September 12, 1998

Grandmaster cuts the 30th Anniversary (of Opening his first school in Houston) cake...

Despite the high winds, tornado warnings, and extensive flooding brought on by a tropical storm, over 100 students made it to the DoJang for a "Combined Training" class.

Grandmaster often remembers "chasing the training hall" in his youth - as schools were always opening, closing, and moving. The idea of opening a school and keeping it open became very important to him.

The downtown DoJang opened officially on September 6, 1968 - and 30 years later the school is still open, reflecting his pledge to "never close a school."

Photo by Frank Jaubert