March 21, 2020 marks the 1st Anniversary of the passing of Grandmaster Yeon Hee Park. The loss of Grandmaster Park was a loss to the International Taekwondo Community of a Olympic Taekwondo Pioneer, a champion, a Grandmaster, a family man, a community leader, a teacher, and a humanitarian. In this episode, Taekwondo Life Magazine provides some thoughts on his legacy to the Taekwondo Community from people who knew, loved, and respected him. Guests include Grandmaster Yeon Hwan Park, Brother of Yeon Hee Park, Seven Time Korean National Champion, and Former U.S. Olympic Team Coach, Grandmaster John Buran- President & CEO of Flushing Bank, Grandmaster Mark Sommer, Sari Sommer- 2nd Dan Black Belt, Grandmaster Robert Strangio, Master Edward Park, and Marc Zirogiannis, 3rd Dan Editor-in-Chief.
The story of Grandmaster Yeon Hee Park is an American success story. The story of a Korean immigrant who started out with many barriers which he overcame to become a prominent international figure in his field. Grandmaster Yeon Hee Park lived a true Taekwondo Life.