This is the first martial arts book in Russian, the arts having been outlawed during communism.

Grandmaster Published in Russia

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Published in May 2000, by a Moscow firm. The first edition of 10,000 copies is already sold out. A second edition is planned soon.

Subsequent to this, a two-page article was published in both the Evening Omsk (Siberia) and Sports Weekly newspapers. The two-page article has resulted in an outpouring of questions by the Russian public; Grandmaster Kim is currently answering these queries for future publication.

The seeds for the book were planted during Grandmaster Kim's 1994 visit to Russia. See the article "Branch School Opens in Russia" for more information.