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Myung Kyu Kang - January 17, 1933 to November 23, 2012



Our Sabumin was laid to rest this morning. The Kang family wishes to thank all of you who made it out to the wake service last night and the funeral and burial services this morning to pay your last respects to Grandmaster Kang. And thank you too the countless more who upheld Sabumin and his family in your prayers during this most difficult p

eriod for them. The family greatly appreciates your continued prayers now for healing, strength and comfort.

We now say goodnight, not goodbye, to our Father Teacher Sir and will miss him terribly until we see him again in heaven one day. So goodnight fellow child of God, husband, father, grandfather, cousin, uncle, master, grandmaster, teacher, elder, community leader, war veteran, mentor and friend.

Now, let us live our lives by the teachings he instilled in us and the powerful example he left. Our daily journey is to learn to Believe Respect Appreciate one and all. Let us be faithful to God, train hard and fight the good fight, build character, help others and be better individuals. Sabumin will then look down from heaven and smile upon all his disciples that he loved so very much.

Goodnight Daddy. Thank you for being a great example to me and truly a wonderful father. I miss you already so much. I cannot believe you are gone but may you now find rest. I love you always. Your spirit and legacy will live through me and the family. (at Ark Mission Church)

A goal without a plan is just a wish

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together

Carl Sagan

My father, Grandmaster Myung Kyu Kang, demonstrating a tai chi form and an air break at a demo at the Cal Expo State Fair in either a late 70’s or early 80’s video. No one, and I mean no one, could break a stack of bricks like my father. Happy 79th birthday, dad!

SIX STEPS OF NONVIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE

A sequential process of nonviolent conflict-resolution and social change based on Dr. Martin Luther King’s teachings.

  1. Information Gathering – The way you determine the facts, the option for change, and the timing of pressure for raising the issue is a collective process.
  2. Education – The process for developing articulate leaders, who are knowledgeable about the issues. It is directed toward the community through all forms of media about the real issues and human consequences of an unjust situation.
  3. Personal Commitment – Means looking at your internal and external involvement in the nonviolent campaign and preparing yourself for long-term as well as short-term action.
  4. Negotiation – Is the art of bringing together your views and those of your opponent to arrive at a just conclusion or clarify the unresolved issues, at which point, the conflict is formalized.
  5. Direct Action – Occurs when negotiations have broken down or failed to produce a just response to the contested issues and conditions.
  6. Reconciliation – Is the mandatory closing step of a campaign, when the opponents and proponents celebrate the victory and provide joint leadership to implement change.

We often view the Six Steps as a phases or cycles of a campaign rather than steps because each of them embodies a cluster or series of activities related to each of the other five elements.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love

New Year’s Resolutions 2012

  1. find love
  2. pay off my debt
  3. get a new job
  4. fix the kitchen
  5. lose excess weight
  6. continue exercising regularly
  7. take the GMAT
  8. visit my aunts in Korea
  9. get a new car
  10. read more

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church….a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.

Charles R. Swindoll

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Reflection: 9/11 Ten Years Later

Ten years ago today, we were all effected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Our lives may have been changed forever. It is our responsibility to keep the commitment to remembering the lives of those lost on 9/11, the men and women who perished trying to save them and the many more lives killed while fighting the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks. September 11, 2001 will live forever in our hearts. Hard to believe it has now been ten years to the day when our country was attacked so vehemently and maliciously, shaking American lives and its security forever.

The sheer horror of what we witnessed that fateful day may have been our darkest hours. The way New Yorkers responded and how Americans united to help and support those who suffered loss was probably our greatest moment. It should serve as a reminder that no matter how extreme our differences, we can rally to help each other and comeback better than ever. We are Americans! We are resilient and strong! And we will never forget!



Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity

Lou Holtz

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It’s the same thing, fear, but it’s what you do with it that matters

Cus D’ Amato

Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him

James Allen

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