On Sunday April 17th, 2012, something special happened in Toronto. A one time EVER seminar was held. The three remaining “Pioneers of Tae Kwon-Do” presented a seminar on “Forms”, “Sparring and Fighting” and “Self-Defense”. To understand who and what the Pioneers of Tae Kwon-Do are would take up too much space for this blog. Please read about them on the internet.
These 3 icons have never done a seminar together before and from what I am told, may never again. Grandmaster Park, Grandmaster Han and Grandmaster Lee gave a 4 1/2 hour seminar at the Don Valley Hotel. There were 40 participants, including Master Gorino and I-Dan Gorino, plus Sa-Dan Greier and Sam-Dan Costello. Just to be in the same room with these legends would have been enough. But to be trained by them is indescribable. When all was said and done, we were drenched with sweat, new knowlege and, at least for me, even more humility than I had going in. To see men in their 70’s move like young athletes was inspiring. To be given some of their vast knowlege and experience was priceless. And to be a part of this event was our great fortune. It is opportunities like this that add that intangible to our training. Pil-Sung!