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Thoughts from others...

August 2, 2021

Dear Choong Jae Nim,

Thank you so much for holding the 16th International Tang Soo Do World Championship in Orlando, Florida. I know that it takes a tremendous amount of work and planning by not only yourself, but all the other Sa Bom Nims who work closely with you to make this event happen.  Let me take this opportunity to also thank all the Sa Bom Nims that worked so hard in putting this World Championship Tournament together.

The whole weekend was just fantastic.  The hotel you selected was beautiful, the rooms they provided for our seminars, dinner and tournament were perfect.  I personally enjoyed spending some time with you and Mrs. Kim.  I also had the opportunity to sit and talk with Sa Bom Nim Bruno as well as several other Sa Bom Nims that I have come to know over the years.  Not having my own school or a Do Jang where I can go to train leaves me somewhat isolated from my friends in Tang Soo Do.  Being able to attend this World Championship and be together with everyone truly warms my heart.  The only thing missing from this year’s World Championship were the Tang Soo Do students from all the other countries who couldn’t be there because of Covid-19.  They were truly missed.  Hopefully in 2 years we can once again all be together for the next World Championship. 

Choon Jae Nim, I remember when you had a small Do Jang by the Blue Moon Motel in Monroeville, PA. What you have accomplished over these 40+ years is truly amazing. You have established a large international organization with thousands of students who love and respect you. I am very proud of you and what you have accomplished.


Sa Bom Nim Dr. Norman Stern

Boca Raton, Florida

16th ITF World Championship

Special thanks to Master Lindsay for making the video!