martial arts pioneer dies

Hapkido Grandmaster Bong Soo Han, a pioneer in bringing real martial arts technique to American movies died on Monday at the age of 73: Hapkido legend Bong Soo Han dies. According to this article, he was greatly respected in the martial arts community and often called the father of Hapkido in the Western world. As a senior first-generation student to Hapkido founder Yong Sul Choi, Han is credited with first bringing the art to America in 1967. You may have seen his work in cult films like Billy Jack and Kentucky Fried Movie. Here's the Grand Master's official website.

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