Soonho Song receives ninth degree black belt after four decades of teaching taekwondo

After Soonho Song's mother and grandmother encouraged him to learn self-defense when he was a child living in Korea, Song took their advice and ran with it. Full Story
TomT

Santa Cruz, CA

#1 Jul 30, 2009
Congratulations, Master Song!
Jimmie Brown

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Jul 30, 2009
Congratulations to my Kwan Jang Nim,

Thanks You for writing this uplifting article, I have direct experience with the world class level instruction delivered by Grandmaster Soon Ho Song and he continues to contribute to the Santa Cruz community. I am one of his long time students and have witnessed hundreds of Song' Martial Arts students positively transform their lives and in turn help others to a positive life path.

Jimmie
Jacques Thomet 7 DAN

Tampa, FL

#4 Jul 30, 2009
Jimmie Brown wrote:
Congratulations to my Kwan Jang Nim,
Thanks You for writing this uplifting article, I have direct experience with the world class level instruction delivered by Grandmaster Soon Ho Song and he continues to contribute to the Santa Cruz community. I am one of his long time students and have witnessed hundreds of Song' Martial Arts students positively transform their lives and in turn help others to a positive life path.
Jimmie
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Me too long ago.........ahahahah !
But for my Ego I put the 7 DAN.
Aha

United States

#5 Jul 30, 2009
AH! Now I know a bit more about that Taekwando centre. I live really close to that centre and have on many occasions biked by on the way to that little Korean convenience store called Santa Cruz Market. Thanks for this really interesting article. I don't do any martial arts but do appreciate knowing a little more about my neighbourhood.
I would love it if the Sentinel did more feature pieces. For example, who and what are the background of the owners of Santa Cruz Market? And what about that other Korean convenience store called Circle Market? They are just a few blocks from each other. And what about a feature piece on the history of New Leaf?
There are a lot of interesting local people and local businesses whose histories and experiences we don't know about but would find interesting.
Cheers to the Taekwando centre!
Waltman Family

United States

#6 Jul 30, 2009
Congrats Master Song! Thank you for teaching many generations of families. Including ours. Cheers!
Jacques Thomet 7 DAN

Tampa, FL

#7 Jul 31, 2009
Waltman Family wrote:
Congrats Master Song! Thank you for teaching many generations of families. Including ours. Cheers!
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WHY SO MUCH BLAH ..BLAH..BLAH..BLAH...ahahaha !
Go trqaining idiot you are.
ella seneres

United States

#8 Nov 30, 2009
Congratulations Master Song. I have fond memories of Master Song. Even though we did not see eye to eye on various political topics, I still treasured his wisdom. I still brush my tongue and avoid long stretches of music, as Master Song felt Amerikkkans were too over stimulated with chaos and always needing to be entertained and pampered.(Something he advise in his class!)
blessings to you Master Song
Jacques Thomet 8 DAN

Tampa, FL

#9 Nov 30, 2009
ella seneres wrote:
Congratulations Master Song. I have fond memories of Master Song. Even though we did not see eye to eye on various political topics, I still treasured his wisdom. I still brush my tongue and avoid long stretches of music, as Master Song felt Amerikkkans were too over stimulated with chaos and always needing to be entertained and pampered.(Something he advise in his class!)
blessings to you Master Song
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ALL THIS CANDY BELTS TIPICAL AMERICANS.....for tenders people and for kids.......awwwwwww! Adults Hellllllllloooooo where are you?
ella seneres

United States

#10 Dec 8, 2009
Jacques Thomet 8 DAN wrote:
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ALL THIS CANDY BELTS TIPICAL AMERICANS.....for tenders people and for kids.......awwwwwww! Adults Hellllllllloooooo where are you?
Jacques Thomet 8 Dan, learn to spell, typical, and I am Filipina. I can say all kinds of adult rude
things about other martial arts teachers in this area, one who had sex with as many students he could bed down, and another one who raped one of his students on the dojo floor, but I am keeping all that for the book I am writing. And Master Song was a decent human, and I am tipping my beret to him.
So why all the hostility.
Jacques Thomet 20 DAN

Tampa, FL

#11 Dec 9, 2009
ella seneres wrote:
<quoted text>
Jacques Thomet 8 Dan, learn to spell, typical, and I am Filipina. I can say all kinds of adult rude
things about other martial arts teachers in this area, one who had sex with as many students he could bed down, and another one who raped one of his students on the dojo floor, but I am keeping all that for the book I am writing. And Master Song was a decent human, and I am tipping my beret to him.
So why all the hostility.
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I don't care where do you from, but what I have to say is this:
People like talking about molestation. For that is only a talking.
My question is when that want stoped???????

When adults will doing it martial arts and put her owns feets in the dojo for also check that up????
In 20 years in my dojo I have only women, where are men ??????????
Yesterday : Cow Boys
Today : Cow ard !!!!!
Jacques Thomet 20 DAN

Tampa, FL

#12 Dec 9, 2009
ella seneres wrote:
<quoted text>
Jacques Thomet 8 Dan, learn to spell, typical, and I am Filipina. I can say all kinds of adult rude
things about other martial arts teachers in this area, one who had sex with as many students he could bed down, and another one who raped one of his students on the dojo floor, but I am keeping all that for the book I am writing. And Master Song was a decent human, and I am tipping my beret to him.
So why all the hostility.
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Madame, but away my spelling about typical are super-correct, so don't push OK.

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