R.I.P. Grand Master Young Soo Do

R.I.P. Grand Master Young Soo Do

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Midvale, UT

#1 Nov 13, 2007
We have lost a great man to the cowardice act of a scumbag with gun. A cowardly man shot Master Do several times and ran away. He ended the life of a great man who loved Tae Kwon Do and all who knew him. He stood for honor, perseverance and devotion. He came to this country with a dream and fulfilled it. He touched many lives and will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have ever met him.
Rest in Peace Grand Master Do
Jin Joaquin

Hialeah, FL

#2 Nov 15, 2007
Master will never be forgotten. He was a man who is loved by thousands. Many mourn for him and his family. He made a difference in this world, by teaching people respect, honor, and duty. Through his teachings he gave us the gift of confidence, courage and inner strength. I carry this with me through everything I have been through. I have been able to defend myself and my loved one in the past. I have the knowledge and confidence if need be to do it again. I owe this to Master, I do not live in fear. I think before I react, which has helped me with nearly every situation I come across every single day. The world has lost such an important individual, the communities he had served has lost a star, a role model, a father figure. Such a tremendous loss for us all, I am heart broken. For myself.. For my School... For my country... For my master!!
Hard Kickin

Woodbridge, VA

#3 Nov 15, 2007
To Grandmaster Young's family and students,

I am a TKD Instructor (Master in training) in Washington DC. I grieve with you, and my heart is heavy knowing such an honorable man was taken from our art, our country and our world.

On behalf of TigerDen Martial Arts in DC/Northern VA, I say to you that you are all in our hearts, prayers and minds as we head into this holiday season. While he may be gone, we can all be thankful for Grandmaster Young having touched so many lives and for the positive impact he had on his students, their families and his community.
C I Kim

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Nov 15, 2007
Wow, what a sad day to see this on the news today.
I'm totally shocked that he was taken away by such senseless random violent act.
I met him in 1976 when he first came to this country. Few months later when he opened his academy at the original location I was one of his original students. It has been many years since last time I met him but I will never forget him. I'll always remember him as hard working person who reach his goal through perseverance, dedication and hard work… character which we should all emulate.
Reast In Peace
hard love

Glenside, PA

#5 Nov 15, 2007
I have been training with him since i was 6, and will never forget hime, i love him and deeply miss him.

Fort Myers, FL

#6 Nov 15, 2007
I had the privilege of earning my first black belt from Master Do in 1982, at the age of 20. He treated me like family and was a fantastic martial artist and teacher. We lost touch with each other from 1983 until 2006 when I was in Miami for the day and stopped by his school on West Dixie Hwy. He remembered me and we had a great visit. He still had pictures of me up on the walls.
Thank you Sabumnim. I will never forget you. RIP.
Sean and Eric Bari

United States

#7 Nov 15, 2007
Every time we walked into Young Tae Kwon Do Acadamy, we were greeted by a truly great man. A man who made you smile, laugh, and just simply someone you could not help but respect. An honorable, accomplished man. A great person who had an outstanding talent for one of the many things he devoted his life to, Tae Kwon Do. Others included his family, his students, and just so much more that helped and touched so many people. This man was Grand Master Young Soo Do. As two of his many heartbroken students, we send all of his family, students, and all others that got the chance to meet this great man the best of prayers and aeverything else possible to help with what we truly know is a tough and sad situation to get through. He, himself, may not be with us any longer, but his spirit will continue to live on through his family, students, and all others he touched. Rest in peace Grand Master Young Soo Do, rest in peace. Sincerely, Sean & Eric Bari
Valery and Carl Charles

Hollywood, FL

#8 Nov 15, 2007
An icon, a great man, a fighter who was taken away too soon by a coward. Someone who could not stand up and fight like a man. Master Do, you have touched my life in ways that I cannot explain. I truly have the most sincere respect and honor for you and for what you and Mrs. Do, Kathy and Ricky did for my son. Words just cannot express the anger that I feel in my heart. I know that as Christians we have to let God do his work but this is not the work of God. I know that your soul is in the hands of the maker now. However, we as your sons, daughters, friends, students must come together and ensure that they find those who did this crime no matter what!!!! You are very much loved and to me this is just pure nonsense and I for one am angry and want this satan that invaded our lives destroyed. I will never forget your smile...it was contagious. I have faith in Master Ricky, I know that he will carry on with your legacy and keep making you proud everyday. I know that your spirit will give you strength to go on as he directs you each and everyday. May the peace of God and the love that he possess shine with you and upon with every breath that you take and may he give all of you strength to continue Master's legacy. Please take care of Mrs. Do....Please......
Angel Paredes

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Nov 15, 2007
I met and trained with Master Young Soo Do back in the early 80's. He was a great man who will be missed by many. My prayers go to his family. I just saw the news today on tv and was really shocked. He was a great teacher as well as friend. My only regret was that I was only able to train under him for a very short 3 years. The world lost a great man.
Wilbert Pantaleon

Miami, FL

#10 Nov 15, 2007
I just found out. . . I am so sorry that a great man like that had to meet his end that way. When I saw it on the news a few seconds ago, I broke into tears to find out that the man who taught me Taekwondo had passed away. I wish I could call Ricky and give my condolences in person. I hope you read this Ricky and I'm really sorry. Your father was a great man.
justo ruiz

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Nov 15, 2007
he was was my teacher like a father to me i earned my black belt now im 28 and still miss this man love u young so doo R I P
CelIna Lantz Miami Fl

Miami, FL

#12 Nov 16, 2007
To know his family is to know him, You not only taught what you preach you lived it. Our community has lost a great man and a family has lost a great father. To the family just know this, that his life does not end with his death , it continues with you. Honor him and remember all the times and live the way he would have wanted you to live. Do not hate is attacker, for in hating in you give him power, instead forgive him and in doing that you honor the teachings of your father. We will all in time be together and it is there where u can not only be with your father, but be with your creator and savor. Papa Do we love you and u will live on in our hearts until we meet again. REST IN THE ARMS OF GOD IN PEACE. WE LOVE YOU
Adrian Garcia

Henderson, NV

#13 Nov 16, 2007
I earned my black belt from Master Do in 1985. I always said, aside from my own father, Master Do was the man I most respected in this world. I just heard these news and I am devastated. He was an amazing teacher, but most of all, a friend who came to my rescue in my hour of need. i will never forget that Sabumnim. Reast easy with the Lord. My prayers with Ricky , Kathy and the rest of the Young Tae Kwon Do Academy family. A truly special place in my life. Thank you, Sabumnim. Thank you.
Danny Reyes

Hollywood, FL

#14 Nov 16, 2007
When I heard the news about what took place, I was deeply disturbed. I am sorry to hear about his event. I was always remember him for being someone who trained his students to not be afraid.

Love Always
George Family


#15 Nov 16, 2007
We are sending our condolences to Grand Master Young So Do family especially, to his wife and his children, Master Ricky and Kathy. We hope you find good strenght in your heart to get through this very tough time. We are all sadden of the lost of a great man. In our family, he made a difference. In our hearth, he will always be remembered. May he rest in peace.

Sending our love... Fred, Marilyn, Freddie and Kaleel George
Tyler W

Lake Worth, FL

#16 Feb 2, 2008
i will always remember master, i did tae kwon do with him since i was a baby, its a horrible thing that he was killed.

Carl Charles

Hollywood, FL

#17 Mar 21, 2008
I hate that coward
Harold E Patterson

United States

#18 Apr 1, 2008
It's a great tragedy to loose a man like this. There is a type of man who would give a hungry man a piece of fish to eat, there is another type of man who would teach that man how to fish, Grand Master Young Soo Do was the type of man who would teach that man how to teach others how to fish. Rare ideed.
When I first heard about Grand Master Young Soo Do I had a lot of rage inside. When I met him and became his student, just by standing in front of me and looking me in the eye, he show me my rage and then help me deal with it. It no longer exist. Thank God.
He was a Lion of a man with a pride that consisted of thousand of students he taught over decades. Yes my heart is broken, and the tears are still there, and I am 56 years old and still practicing.

Thank You Sir
he called me sumo

Miami, FL

#19 Apr 19, 2008
i loved master he was like atrue father that was strong/loving/and sweet.the day i heared he had died my heart broke like glass u could not put it back together.i loved his daugter kathey his son ricky his wife mrs.do but i loved him most of all and this summer i will go to tae kwon do class because i love tae kwon do and thats what he would of wanted me to do .i am 11 and i am still practicing so i can be like him some day.
he called me sumo

Miami, FL

#20 Apr 19, 2008
i loved master he was like a true father that was strong/loving/and sweet.the day i heared he had died my heart broke like glass u could not put it back together.i loved his daugter kathey his son ricky his wife mrs.do but i loved him most of all and this summer i will go to tae kwon do class because i love tae kwon do and thats what he would of wanted me to do .i am 11 and i am still practicing so i can be like him some day.

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