Congratulations to TKD Grandmaster Byong Yu (one of the great fighters at the Long Beach Internationals) for bringing the official North Korean TKD fighting team to the United States and showcasing them at CBS Studio Center last night before 2,000 guests. Besides GM Byong Yu and a several hundred martial arts masters and grandmasters from many different styles, the Father of American TKD was present - Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee - many old timers who read this forum will surely remember Jhoon, who was a close friend of Mr. Parker.
This is the first time that the North and South Korean TKD factions had come together in a common bond to reunite Korea under one flag and to get martial arts into the Olympics. The several American Kenpoists who were invited as the personal guests of GM Byong Yu thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A special thanks to CBS President Michael Klausman for providing the CBS facilities and donating $250,000 of his own money to sponsor this historic event.
Mr. Bleecker, did this air last night or will it be airing soon?