Over the past few weeks I have been really focusing my thoughts on my instructors, both current and past. It is truly amazing how these few individuals have changed my life so much. Out of all of them however, one stands out as an example of an ideal instructor. He encourages without inflating his students’ egos. He disciplines without destroying his students’ egos. He knows what to teach and when to teach it, in other words he teaches you what you need to learn and not necessarily what you want to learn. And, most important he doesn’t teach his students everything but hints at things to make them ask questions and want more. I will be lucky if in my life I am even half as good of an instructor as Grand Master Kyongwon Ahn.

Below are some old photos of Grandmaster Ahn that I found on my computer:

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Something to think about…

by Master Sean Pearson

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Written by Sean Pearson

Throughout his career, in an effort to become a truly well-rounded martial artist in both practice and philosophy, Master Pearson has studied a wide variety of martial arts: Taekwondo, Kali, Kyudo, Iaido, Aikido, Judo, Jodo, Bando and Tai Chi. He holds dan rankings in six of these arts and master ranks in three of them. To this same end he has studied and achieved national recognition as a wilderness survival instructor, a certified hypnotherapist, and a lecturer in Neuro Linguistic Psychology.

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