Grandmaster HoSik Pak
Pin # 13282
9th Dan, began his study of Tang Soo Do at age 10, in Yong Mun, a
small town in Kyung Ki province of South Korea. His instructor was
Master Hon In Lee.
He was awarded
Cho Dan at age 13 and continued his study there until 1977.
From 1977 to
1979, Grand Master Pak served in the Korean Army and taught combat
and self-defense skills to his fellow servicemen.
Following his discharge from the military, he was employed as an
instructor of Tang Soo Do at the American Air Force Base in Kun San
province, Jun Ra Buk Do, South Korea. There he taught those same
techniques to U.S. Military Personnel until 1982.
In 1981 he
won the prestigious Korean body-building contest being nominated
Mr. Kun San. In 1982, he was chosen as a member of the Korean
Olympic Tang Soo Do team and traveled to the International Tang
Soo Do Championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey, contributing
to the team's victory. At this time, he decided to make the
United States his permanent residence and moved to southern
to his teaching responsibilities, he has been featured in many
martial arts motion pictures, including as Big Trouble in Little
China, Best of the Best, Mortal Kombat and Hunt to Kill.
In 2003 he
was listed in the Kington's National Register of Who's Who for
his martial arts expertise and his outstanding achievements
nationally and in the community. In the same year, he was
awarded his 8th Dan at the Battle of LA in Woodland Hills, CA,
an annual event that he hosts. In 2004, he also received a
letter of recognition for this event by Governor Arnold
produced a full line of instructional videos and authored
"Complete Tang Soo Do Manual - Volume 1 (2002) and Volume 2 (2005).
He was a
member of the U.S. Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) Federation from
1982 to 1994. In 1994 he
founded his organization, the
Hwa Rang World Tang Soo Do Federation.