met REAL Grand Master Ree Ki Ha and Grand Master Ray O’Neill

Arriving Toronto air port at almost 26th January.

Training in Morningstar Do-jang after day off then enjoyed Canadian style dining.


I met 2 instructors from  Argentina, Mr. Dagata, and Mr. Chaviel. And I met REAL Grand Master Ree Ki Ha sason, and one of his student and also he became Grand Master Ray O’Neill sason. This was first time met grand master O’Neill sason. And I did not realized grand master Ree has been promoted as a “REAL” grand master.

  • First time I met grand master Ree at just after seminar in Australia. Maybe 1997? Grand master Ree has course in AZ and NZ. Me and many instructors on New Zealand waiting his arrival at restaurant. I was surprised by his BIG hands. I could not make up the time to took grand master REE’s course that day. That is regret me today.
  • Second time I me grand master Ree was year 2001 in Rimini city in Italy. During tournament of Taekwon-Do World Championship. We finished the program of 900-1200. Just get in the bus quickly, waiting for driver to leave. Few minutes after one person (actually there were few persons) get in the bus. That person was grand master Ree.
  • 16 years later… This was the third time I met in person, but first time “REAL” grand master.

After brief greetings and their breakfast. I had great honor to follow and help(?) his shopping.

Attending A.G.M. Listening several reports from many sections, Argentina, and Malaysia. I read report from ITF-NIPPON to them.

Same night was Chinese New Years day ceremony. There were many Chinese lives in Canada. And their customs developed in Canadian way? (I guess). Mr. and Mrs. Morningstar took me into Chinese temple. I never visited Chinese temples in my life. There were so many Buddahs on the wall. And everything shining a lot. I felt Yo in there. And Yin here in Japan. I looked for the LIONS. I could not found them in actions. I found them in the corner of back yard. I guess they had a napped 364 days long. But they were Saint animals, 364 days were just a blink.


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