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Woo-jin Jung

TRAVEL JOURNALS & BLACK BELT ESSAYS

GRANDMASTER JUNG’S TRIP TO CHINA

  | Tong-il Unification Keup (yell)   | Baekdu Mountain and Chonji Lake, located on the North Korea – China border   | Instructor Hyun-kyung Hong from Chicago gave GM Jung a card explaining various Chinese expressions  

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MR JUNG’S TRIP TO VIETNAM

    | Mr. Jung was stationed in this village in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, during the Vietnam War. He returned 40 years later in 2008 to find village people that recognized him. Together, they shared a meal and stories.   정우진병장 십자성부대 투이호아 탄약중대로 참전하여 68년도에 귀국 1971년도 전재산 35달라로 미 국으로 이민을떠나…

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GRANDMASTER JUNG’S TRIP TO UZBEKISTAN

  | Traditional Uzbek musical instruments   | A cultural display during the opening ceremony   | A traditional Uzbek dance   | Children perform dance routines at the tournament   | One of the tournament’s welcome banners   | GM Woo-jin Jung signs a book for Dr. Leon Wai Meng   | Members of…

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ELIZABETH GIBSON — FOURTH DEGREE

Grinnell Dojang Fourth Degree     My Tae Kwon Do Journey   Three years. In three years, not much has changed. I still work at the same job, go to the same church, live in the same house, and drive the same car. I’m still in my 40s (for a little while longer). I probably…

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ISABELLA BOGDONOVICH — SECOND DEGREE

Garnavillo Dojang Second Degree     My name is Isabella Bogdonovich. I am 11 years old and I have been taking Tae Kwon Do for 4 years now. I thought a lot about what to write in this essay and I finally decided to research Tae Kwon Do more and do an essay about my…

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MAX HUNT — FIRST DEGREE

Grinnell Dojang First Degree     On March 19th, 2013 I started my journey through the ranks of Tae Kwon Do. As you can see in this picture, when I started my son was already a 1st Permanent Brown Belt. Also in this picture is my Wife and Daughter in the Jung’s T-shirts, they support…

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AIDAN HOLTHAUS — TEMPORARY BLACK BELT TEST

New Hampton Dojang Temporary Black Belt     How Has Tae Kwon Do Changed My Life   Tae Kwon Do has changed my life because I have more confidence, self-control, and courtesy.  This made me stronger and I feel I can help other people with their confidence issues.  When I go to Tae Kwon Do…

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LILLIAN BAILEY — TEMPORARY BLACK BELT TEST

Main Dojang Temporary Black Belt     I started taekwondo on October 26, 2013. I started for the same reason that a lot people start taekwondo. I started because taekwondo looked cool and I thought it would be fun. And that is true: taekwondo is cool and it is fun, but that is not why…

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MARY FERDEN — TEMPORARY BLACK BELT TEST

Main Dojang Temporary Black Belt     My name is Mary Ferden and i want to talk about my TKD journey and how it’s affected the past two and a half years of my life. Most people know that i started TKD because I was bullied at school and I wanted to become a better…

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QUINTEN GLANDON — TEMPORARY BLACK BELT TEST

Grinnell Dojang Temporary Black Belt     My name is Quinten Glandon, I am 10 years old.  I have been in Tae Kwon Do for 3 years. I began Tae Kwan Do in The American Tae Kwon Do Association because, a friend of mine had started and I wanted to see what it was about. The…

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MCKENZEE VERRY — TEMPORARY BLACK BELT TEST

Grinnell Dojang Temporary Black Belt     What TaeKwonDo Means To Me My name is McKenzee, I am 24 years old and I am very soon to be (hopefully) a black belt member of the Jung’s family.  When I was in junior high I played basketball and ran hurdles in track, I loved being on…

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MARY FERDEN — BROWN BELT

Main Dojang Brown Belt     The reason I started Tae Kwon Do was because I was bullied, a lot. All though school I thought that people didn’t like me, and I didn’t know why. Until 5th grade when people started calling me names like, “fat, ugly, slow, mental, and cutter,” the bullies were also…

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