Best Instructor + Best School + Best Life!: Proven Principles for Martial Arts & Success

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Despite a background of limited resources and opportunities, Grand Master Woojin Jung was able to take on the many challenges of life, as well as try many new and different things, precisely because of martial arts. He is very proud of being a martial artist, and holds other martial artists of all martial arts styles in the highest regard. Best Instructor + Best School = Best Lift! is intended to offer helpful advice to any martial artist practicing any of the many styles of martial arts. It will tell you how to find and keep the best school and instructor for you, your family and all students of martial arts.

This book is not a textbook on martial arts. Most Korean pioneers of martial arts faced many difficulties and uncertainties in the first years of their professional lives, primarily because there were no set methods of managing a dojang, and there was no general agreement on curricula. It is Jung's hope that this book will provide a concise self-study course for the reader to learn management skills and strategies specific to martial arts training and teaching.

Jung has included many anecdotes from his real-life experiences. In addition, he defines specific strategies and management guidelines for instructors on the front line of martial arts, as well as for their students and potential students.

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On December 31, 1971, Grand Master Woojin Jung landed at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa airport in the United States. The ground was covered with a meter of snow. Both confused and awestruck, he thought, 'This is the land for me to be challenged.'

Upon his arrival in the U.S. from Korea, GM Jung had only five dollars--he was almost penniless. His English was still poor and life was hard at first. His first job was a pump man at a gas station. Poor and hungry, living in a foreign country was much harder than he expected.

''At first, I had hard times, but every morning I was excited. My earliest memory is that I had to work from six in the morning into the evening, but I was supposed to spend only 20 dollars a month. It was hard. There was a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant on the way to the gas station. At home I was supposed to eat only some rice and water, so I couldn't afford to buy anything from there. So I bought a piece (of chicken) a week on Friday. I became happy from Thursday. I ate even the bones. It was the most delicious thing in my life. Sometimes I go there, looking at trees in front of the store. I go to KFC and eat one piece on December 31st every year.''

Today, he is known as one of the most successful Taekwondo masters in the U.S. He runs seven fitness clubs and owns several shopping malls. He operates a 36-acre Taekwondo training site in the Rocky Mountains and is the publisher of the world-famous magazine, TaeKwonDo Times.

But he has not forgotten the hard work and perseverance that got him to where he is today. Working around his clubs, he seems like a janitor, picking up garbage and cleaning pools. It is a rare thing to see from such a successful businessman.

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This is a great book for the practitioner who owns a school and aspires to better his school. For the student it will help in his achievement of technique and comprehension. --Bill ''Superfoot'' Wallace

I sincerely congratulate Master Jung on this great book which is written with 35 years of hands-on experience of running TaeKwonDo schools. Since he went to the USA in the early 1970s, he has run only for TaeKwonDo prevalence and development. This book is believed to contain a valuable information and know-how for TaeKwonDo people in the world, in particular, American TaeKwonDo people. GM Woojin Jung's unique activities in the martial art field and others will be respected by the next TaeKwondo generation for TaeKwonDo's future. TaeKwonDo is the gift Korea gives to the world. I guarantee he will continue to make a tremendous effort to spread TaeKwonDo worldwide and support any TaeKwonDo related activities with WTF. --Chungwon Choue, WTF President

This book contains GM Woojin Jung's failures and success in the USA for the past 35 years. You can feel his sweat and diligence in this book, while he overcame his failures and became a successful TaeKwonDo instructor and business man. This book does not simply talk about the best instructor and best school management. I believe this book will be a great story book to young and old general people who prepare their future or recall their past as well as TaeKwonDo instructors who run martial arts schools --Chang Ung, ITF President

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