Rick Wellbeloved-Stone (left) and Christian DeBaun (right) spar while their master instructors look on…
Myo Sim Karate and Kendo celebrated its fortieth anniversary in Charlottesville this weekend with its annual black belt exams. Myo Sim was founded by Grand Master Sung Hong, a Korean immigrant who opened his first dojo near Galludet University in 1963. One of his students brought the practice to Charlottesville when he entered studies at the University of Virginia. Classes in both karate and kendo are now taught at ACAC. Sean Tubbs attended the celebrations, and spoke with Rick Wellbeloved-Stone and Christian DeBaun, two of Myo Sim’s instructors in Charlottesville.
Bryan MacKenzie wrote about Myo Sim last week in the Daily Progress.
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