I was diagnosed with
cancer 22 years ago. In spite my battle, I continued teaching the UNI
Tae Kwon-Do Club, producing Black Belts, Master Instructors, and
officiating at National Tournaments. In 2017, Ms Yi told my students the
story of an "ancient Korean philosophy" where teachers who are afflicted
with illness must abandon their Instructorship, as illness is considered
a weakness. To spare the embarrassment of having a dedicated cancer
survivor associated with the SunYi organization, Ms Yi wrongfully taught
me and my students I must abandon my goals as an Instructor, and step
away from teaching, so that my students would never see a weak side.
I have since learned through the teachings of
Honorable Grand Masters, there is no such Korean philosophy. The
information I received from Ms Yi was unnecessary, insensitive, wrong, lacked integrity, wisdom,
and was with discrimination.
Strong chemotherapy treatments have me
sporting a new look...a bald head. Ms Yi told me, my students must never
experience my hair loss, and that I should always wear a head covering
both inside and outside the DoJang. I told Ms Yi that several of my
students attend the same church services as I do where men traditionally
remove their head covers.
Ms Yi suggested I should discontinue attending
Sunday Mass, and not even talk to my students.
This business decision was made by
the the SunYi organization because of the Professional jealousy
experienced by the Minnesota student Instructors. With a thousand Black Belts in
the SunYi organization, I am the only French Creole (African American) to achieve a
ranking higher than the 3rd Dan. Additionally, I am the only
Certified Master Instructor to have developed an unprecedented 968
Distinguished Black Belts, more than the other seven "TTA"
Through the collaboration of Honorable Grand Masters, both here in
the United States, and around the world, I am now respected and
recognized in my fulfillment to the 9th Dan. I am humbled, and honored by the trust and faith these Korean Grand Masters have
placed in me.
The true victims of this elaborate, reckless, and cruel hoax are my students...I offer my apologizes to each of you.
I would hope my dedication towards your instruction and well being has
been beneficial and an inspiration which you can cherish for a lifetime.
Truly, discipline, courtesy, respect, and integrity are lacking in the
What lengths Ms Yi and the Traditional Tae
Kwon-Do Association have gone through to preserve their "Ethnic Purity."
The Traditional Tae Kwon-Do Association is the only world-wide
organization which labels their non-Asian Grand Master Instructors,
"Jr." A French Creole (African American) has no hope of ever climbing the
ladder of success in their Tae Kwon-Do world.
"My French Creole Life