Grandmaster rocks great reviews from non-martial arts readers

As I suspected, this story is showing its universal appeal with all kinds of readers. Pegged early as “just a martial arts story,” I knew this amazing life story offers readers much, much more than that. A true hero’s journey, Grandmaster’s themes weave universal examples of tenacity, humility and perseverance with a very sweet story of friendship, family, and culture. So far, I’ve heard from attorneys and businessmen remarking on its entrepreneurial lessons, parents and grandparents wanting their young people to learn from this role model of strength and humility, and many others of all ages and walks of life touched and inspired by the simple and profound personal life story of one of the world’s most highly regarded Taekwondo Grandmasters. What is the most inspiring life story you’ve ever read?

Grandmaster Won Chik Park


  1. Kris Dewees says:

    I have had the joy of spending time with Grandmaster Won Chik Park through the wonderful words of Melinda Kaitcer in her book Grandmaster, A Story of Struggle, Triumph and Taekwondo. It was a book I couldn’t put down. Through it I experienced wisdom, dreams, challenges, determination, committment, values, faith, hope and the reality that all things are possible through doing what is right.

    I highly recommend this story to anyone looking for a good read. The fact that it is a biography and that the story is true makes it even more awe inspiring. Thank you Melinda for capturing the greatness of this man and sharing it with the world. Thank you for sharing the impact Taekwondo can have and has had on so many. Our son was positively influenced by this discipline as a child and young man. It was in the 80’s and 90’s as this terrific Art was coming to America and available to help people of all ages understand the importance of discipline and self-control.

    This book has touched my heart and I know it will touch the hearts of others. I look forward to future works by Melinda Kaitcer.

    Kris Dewees, Houston, Texas

  2. Rusty Downey says:

    I met Grandmaster Park briefly when he was “just” Master about 25 years ago while studying Taekwando under now Grandmaster Roy Kurban. This book is a must read for anyone truly interested in Taekwando. The backstory of Grandmaster Park’s success is motivating. It is truly a story of determination and persistance. This book is a keeper.

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