From Our Editors
More than 30 years ago, most North Carolinians had likely never heard of the nonviolent Korean martial art of tae kwon do, which combines physical conditioning with mental discipline to produce both healthy bodies and minds. But then the Lee family changed that.
The six brothers—Grand Master H.K. Lee, Grand Master K.S. Lee, Grand Master Jun Lee, Grand Master Byung Lee, Grand Master Sang Ho Lee, and Master Jung Ho Lee—came from Korea to America to train students in the martial art. Originally, many students sought out the brothers to learn self-defense techniques, but today, people come for other reasons too, including getting in shape and getting high-fives. Whatever their motivation is, all students develop self-confidence, respect, discipline, and self-control.