G.M. Kim & Jo Brown

The Story 

A Tribute to Grandmaster Kim Soo
 On the Ruby Anniversary of Chayon-Ryu

It is not a rags to riches
But a humility to honor
It’s not a hollow windfall
But a building of tomorrow

Not just the crossing of an ocean
But bridges and the building
Not the story of one lifetime
But the dream of reaching millions

It’s not for fame and glory
That foundations now are laid
It’s not for shallow stardom
That a legacy is made

Nor for the wins and trophies
Is any lesson ever taught
Nor for selfish blind ambition
Is perfection being sought

It’s not just what I’ve seen
It’s much more than I have heard
It’s the man behind the master
That’s the story I have learned

by
Jo Brown
11-14-2008