Monday, March 19, 2012

A Letter to the Chayon-Ryu family

Master Kim Geary deomnstrates with Sabomnin Michael Moore
Grandmaster Kim Soo receives many letters from students and former students expressing gratitude for his guidance and teaching.  He is a remarkable man with great compassion for his students, and a lifetime dedication to the art of Chayon-Ryu.
Hello Sir, [Grandmaster Kim Soo]
I hope all is well with you and your family. I just wanted to say hi. You know it seemed that I was always overcoming some physical set backs. I could be sad or I could be happy.
Well Sir I choose to be happy.  I could look at my life and I could say my cup is half empty, but I choose to see it as half full. So many times I should have died, but I lived. You and Chayon-Ryu is why I live today.
You have always been my inspiration and my strength. Even though I should have been a higher rank by now....I know that as you taught, everyone goes at their own passe. As so many others, you are like a father figure to me and have always been my inspiration and sometimes when I was so down physically, your simple words that I would always remember, caused me to survive.
Grand Master this world is so much better for having you in it. Thank you Do Sa Nim. You are always in my prayers. Please tell my brothers and sisters in Chayon-Ryu hi for me. Such a pure system "Chayon-Ryu".
 I could never thank you enough. It has always been a real honor to have you as my Grand Master and instructor. May all your prayers be answered.
Your old down town student,
David M Foss

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