NORTH KOREAN EXPERTS GIVE C. R. GOODWILL SHOW
AUG 13, 2010
| Cedar Rapids – A near capacity crowd at the Paramount Theatre recoiled with Sun Hui Kim as she jumped back from a stack of bricks she had tried but failed to break with her tight elbow. It must have hurt. But just then, for the first time last night, one of the North Korean Tae Kwon Do black belts on stage broke a half-smile. It was Kim.
| She looked sideways at the crowd, held a finger in the air to say “just you wait,” and returned to the stack of three breaks sitting on cider blocks at the center of the stage.
| Laughter went up in the crowd and scattered applause broke out to encourage the young woman with short, straight black hair. Kim gathered herself and attacked the bricks again, putting all of her weight into it. This time the bricks fell. The team of experts was brought here by Woo-jin Jung on the first Goodwill Tour of the United States.