Thread: Master Park Martial Arts
11/11/2011 4:28pm, #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- Canton, OH
Master Park Martial Arts
These guys are about 20 minutes from me. I've talked to a few of their students in casual situations and I suspect some kool aid drinking (things along the lines of poison strikes and dim mak). These claims aren't evident on his webpage, but he does have a pretty long resume: http://www.masterpark.com/philosophy.htm
- Grand Master Park:
50 years of martial arts experience,
Served Korean Army Special Forces,
Certified School Teacher, Mechanical Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Industrial Safety Engineer and Industrial Fire Prevention Engineer.
Taught 100,000sí people Ages 2-90, at 100sí of kindergartens, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, martial arts clubs, Police, Armed Forces, security personnel, Ice Hockey Teams, YSU Football Team, soccer teams, baseball teams, softball teams and many other sports teams and Individuals.
Performed 1000sí of exhibitions internationally.
President and main instructor of martial arts clubs over 500 members during the high school and college years.
Founder and charter president of National college & high school clubs of Lions International in Korea.
Volunteered and served 100s' of community work and projects internationally.
Founder of Baseball League of Changwon Special City in Korea.
President of U.S. Martial Arts Championship, United Stated Martial Arts Championship,
World Sports, Martial Arts & Exhibitions national and international events for the past 20 years.
Member of Rotary International of Boardman
Master Park Martial Arts training is an action philosophy. It utilizes Hapkiyudo, Taekwondo, Judo, Karate, Yudo, Hapkido, Hwarangdo, Jujitsu, Aikido, TaiChi, Ssirum, Korean martial arts and other Oriental martial arts. It is designed as a non-violent art and system of complete body, mind and spirit exercises as well as being a way of life.
I plan to make a trip down there and see what actually goes on in a class. They are pretty suspicious, but I don't think I can know for sure until I go. I will try and have video of the whole thing if possible.
In the meantime I will send some emails and make some phone calls.
Can anyone with more experience suggest how to approach/interact with these people? Also, any other discussion and suggestions would be encouraged and appreciated.
11/11/2011 5:16pm, #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
- Seattle, WA
Are you launching an investigation of Mr. Park and/or his style, or were you just planning on writing a review of the school?
11/12/2011 12:54am, #3
Also I really don't think video is going to help anything other than make you look suspicious and somewhat of a pest.
11/12/2011 2:04am, #4
Moved from MABS.
Master Park aka Choson Ninja - NOT MABS WORTHY
Discussed to death on this site. Use the search function
*IF* you're really considering training with these fucking douches, this website isn't the place for you."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
11/12/2011 4:35am, #5
I didn't think that was Greg Park. It's really bizarre but I can't find any mention of "Master" Park's full name. That's a little weird.
11/12/2011 7:01am, #6
Park's weird full stop."To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".
11/12/2011 7:40am, #7
Four of my fav Choson Ninja threads.
Then there's Youtube
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11/12/2011 8:17am, #8
Wait umm, it's not the same guy... is it?
I mean this guy has an actual McDojo, Choson trained outside and on Youtube.
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11/12/2011 8:44am, #9
11/12/2011 3:48pm, #10
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- Canton, OH
I did do a search on him here, but the guy not having his first name on the page made things difficult (a search for "hapkiyudo" on this forum didn't yield any results either). I had no idea this guy and Choson Ninja were one in the same, so I apologize for bringing up a subject that has been previously beat to death. Also, if you check my style field, you will note is says "Western Boxing" I train at Salem boxing club and have no wish to train at master park. The place was very fishy and I just wanted to investigate as he seems to have quite a following in the area. So, once again, I'm sorry and I'll just drop this project. I knew about choson ninja, I just was unaware they were the same person. I would also like to say that I've been at this website for quite some time now (I don't post much because most of the time, anything that needs to be said has already been said by someone else) and it's definitely the place for me; I really approve of what the community here does to expose the frauds and the lies that exist in martial arts today.
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