Grandmaster Kim Soo invites all instructor level Chayon-Ryu students to attend this special Tuksu Suryon, in honor of Grandmaster Yoon Byung-In.Grandmaster Yoon Byung-In was the first Korean national to bring the martial art of chu'an fa (commonly called kung fu in the U.S.) back to Korea after studying in Manchuria and Shanghai, China.
During World War II, he went to Nihon University, Tokyo, where he studied karate with Toyama, Kanken.1
The YMCA Kwon Beop Bu was established by Master Yoon Byung-in in Seoul,Korea in 1946. The unique aspect of the Jung Ang YMCA Kwon Beop Bu was the combination of a Shudokan karate and Chinese Chuan-fa curriculum. It is from Grandmaster Yoon, that we inherit our Chu'an Fa and Karate line.2
Grandmaster Yoon suffered a severe injury to his right hand. One winter while huddling around a neighborhood fire for warmth, he was shoved forward into the fire. He stopped his body from getting burned at the expense of his right hand being immersed in the hot coals. Unfortunately, there were no doctors in the area to help and he ended up losing ½ of the length of his fingers. To hide his injury, Master Yoon always wore white gloves in public and while instructing classes. Later, his students would wear white gloves during training to show respect for him.
All Chayon-Ryu students should wear white gloves to honor the memory of Grandmaster Yoon, and his legacy which is preserved for all time in Chayon-Ryu and in each of us, who carry on the teachings.
Please bring a flower to commemorate this memorial service training in GM Yoon's honor.
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
10am - 1pm Blue & Purple Belts- $15 (1st session 10am - 11:30)
Brown & Black Belts- $20 (10am - 1pm)
1-Intro to Grandmaster Yoon, Byung-In www.kimsookarate.com
2- MASTER YOON BYUNG-IN’S LEGACY:THE CHANGMOO-KWAN & KANGDUK-WON
By: Grandmaster Kim Pyung-soo (as told to Robert McLain)