Kwan Jang Nim Ho Sik Pak
9th Dan, Dan Bon 13282
Kwan Jang Nim Ho Sik Pak began his study of Tang Soo Do when he was 10 years, in Yong Mun, a small town in Kyung Ki province of South Korea. His instructor was Master Hon In Lee. He was awarded Cho Dan at age 13 and continued his study there until 1977. From 1977 to 1979, Grand Master Pak served in the Korean Army and taught combat and self-defense skills to his fellow servicemen. Following his discharge from the military, he was employed as an instructor of Tang Soo Do at the American Air Force Base in Kun San province, Jun Ra Buk Do, South Korea. There he taught those same techniques to U.S. Military Personnel until 1982. In 1982, he was chosen as a member of the Korean Tang Soo Do team and traveled to the International Tang Soo Do Championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey, contributing to the team's victory. At this time, he decided to make the United States his permanent residence and moved to southern California. KJN Ho Sik Pak still teach 4 to 6 classes daily, In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has been featured in many martial arts motion pictures, including as Big Trouble in Little China, Best of the Best, Mortal Kombat and Hunt to Kill. He has produced a full line of instructional videos and authored "Complete Tang Soo Do Manual - Volume 1 (2002) and Volume 2 (2005).
KJN Ho Sik Pak was a member of the U.S. Tang Soo Do (Soo Bahk Do) Federation from 1982 to 1994.
The Hwa Rang World Tang Soo Do Federation was founded in 1994 by KJN Ho Sik Pak.
Some pictures from the movie "Best of the Best" 1989