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This past weekend was an exciting one, as Master Sensei’s real life inspiration Grandmaster Chae Sun Yi paid us a visit! He is the actual founder of Sun Yi’s Academy, the Tae Kwon Do academy that Travis and Nick practice at in real life.

He came to America in 1974 to spread Tae Kwon Do, and trained a generation of master instructors who have now opened academies coast to coast, including where we live in California. There are many stories about how bad ass he was (and is), and those stories are part of our inspiration. Here is a picture of a younger Grandmaster Yi kicking a dude in the head.

While he was here he hosted a special black belt seminar and provided judging for five of our black belts who were attempting to qualify for their next rank. Nick was one of those black belts, and jump kicked some boards as part of his exam.

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