Internationally recognized ninth dan (or degree) World Tae Kwon Do Federation black belt and Grandmaster Sung Jae Park, will pay a special all-day visit to Mt. Morris on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the coliseum.
Black belt tests will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. followed by a seminar given by Park from 1 to 2 p.m.
A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. across the street at the Evangelical Free Church.
Park is coming to Mt. Morris to open a new Tae Kwon Do school under the leadership of one of his students, head instructor Master Randall Cook.
During his visit, Park will preside over the testing and awarding of two new black belts trained by Cook.
Park belongs to an elite group of internationally recognized instructors who have been certified by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation.
He currently leads a Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do school in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Park came to the United States in 1972 to attend DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, under a full-scholarship and as part of an exchange program.
He also taught Tae Kwon Do to Korean and American Air Force pilots.
He gained international recognition, hosting international Tae Kwon Do tournaments, including contestants from Korea, America, Spain and other countries. He is highly regarded for his skill and integrity.