Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Grandmaster Hae-Man Park
Hae-Man Park is one of the original masters who developed the Taegeuk Poomsae, the patterns for each belt level. He served in the Korean War and was a presidential bodyguard for the first president when Korea became a republic. Master Park is the advisor to the World Taekwondo Federation and the Vice President of the Chung Do Kwan Association, the oldest school in Taekwondo formed in 1944.
Serena had the rare privilege of taking a special class with this pioneer of Taekwondo last night. The retired Master Park travels around the world and is currently visiting Canada. Even though the evening class went way past her bedtime, Serena was super focused and enjoyed her time with the Grandmaster!