14 June, 2023
Grandmaster visits local taekwon-do club
Taekwon-do practitioners from Tableland Freestyle Taekwon-do got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn directly from a 9th degree black belt during his visit to Atherton last week.
TAEKWON-DO practitioners from Tableland Freestyle Taekwon-do got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn directly from a 9th degree black belt, president of the World Martial Arts Master’s Federation and two time world record board breaker during his visit to Atherton last week.
Grandmaster Chang Jin Kang was welcomed into the class by head instructor and 4th degree black belt Annette Schep who joined the class whilst Grandmaster Kang conducted training drills and self-defence moves.
He also spoke to the class on the importance of the five tenants of Taekwon-do; courtesy, integrity, perseverance, control and indomitable spirit as well as talking about the importance of respecting your parents and siblings.
Sensei Schep was overjoyed to be visited by Grandmaster Kang and said it was “very inspiring and motivational for all instructors, students and spectators.”
“At 79 years of age Grandmaster Kang has an incredible history of credentials within Taekwon-do, beginning from the age of 14 in Seoul, South Korea, to opening his school of Il-Do Taekwon-do in California 43 years ago, it was a real honour for our school to receive this visit,” she said.
The students were honoured to be able to have individual photos taken with Grandmaster Kang before his departure.