Greetings from Colorado,
Mr. Kim! My son Anthony happened to come across pictures of myself, David Akahane, and Dennis Schielder when we were taking karate training with you in Korea in 1964-65. I am delighted to know that you were successful in establishing a school of martial arts in the United States. I hope that you are all well including your lovely wife and children. I had a chance to see David Akahane in Hawaii about 12 years ago. I would be honored to hear from you. My best regards to you and your family and I want you to know that I have never forgotten you and all that you taught.
Poncho (Danny Mares)
Dear Grandmaster Kim!
After sending you an email earlier, I had the opportunity to view your web site and was awe struck with your many accomplishments. It is not surprising to me that you have been so successful in your endeavors. I still remember in 1964-65 of how hard you worked in teaching Tae Kwon Do Karate in Korea and the numerous military installations.
The one thing that I reflect on and always admired about you was your dedication and humility. Reflecting back, I can never recall you being angry or saying a harsh word. You were always such a gentlemen and so generous of your time. Back then, I was a young soldier and I realize now that you deserved better respect and honor than what I may have given you then.
I am profoundly grateful that I got to know you in person and for the privilege of having been taught martial arts by you. I am also grateful that you posted the pictures of me, David Akahane, and Dennis Schielder in your web site. What an honor this is to me personally and I thank you for it.
Grand Master Kim, I will pray for continued good health of you and your lovely wife and son and for continued success in your many endeavors. I am positive that this world is a much better world because of you being in it.
Please give me warm regards to your lovely wife and son.
With great respect and admiration,
Anthony D. Mares