Grandmaster: A Story of Struggle, Triumph and Taekwondo

“A must-read for anyone interested in martial arts, visionary leadership and leaving a lasting legacy.”
— Sam Horn, author of global bestseller Tongue Fu!®

“This is so much more than just a story of a martial arts grandmaster. It’s a role model for anyone looking to triumph in tough times. This is the book I wish I’d have had when I began my own entrpreneurial journey!”
— Max Jaffe, CPA, CEO of Spending Solutions, Inc.

Grandmaster:  A Story of Struggle, Triumph and Taekwondo

. . . now represented by New York Literary Agent, Doris Michaels, DSM Literary Agency, Inc., who also represents international bestsellers including top-selling non-fiction authors Jeff Fox (How to Become a CEO) and John Strelecky (Why Café), as well as Book List acclaimed literary fiction by Sara McCoy (The Time it Snowed in Puerto Rico.)

Bringing its readers an insightful personal glimpse into Korea’s exquisite culture and confusing political turmoil, Grandmaster: A Story of Struggle, Triumph, and Taekwondo explores key issues of character and culture. Through the life story of Ninth Degree Taekwondo Grandmaster Won Chik Park, this story educates as it inspires.

Transporting its readers to the inner circles of Korean life, Grandmaster plays against a backdrop of key events in international history. As the story of Won Chik Park unfolds, readers find themselves captivated by the indomitable spirit that triumphs in the face of challenge and transcends the typical coming-of-age, struggling immigrant morality tale. Instead, in the pages of Grandmaster, readers discover an unforgettable account of how getting up one more time — every time — can lead to unimaginable achievement and impact. In a world hungry for heroes, here’s one you won’t soon forget.

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5 comments

  1. I would like a signed copy. I was one of Grandmaster Park’s instructors for a number of years. TKD has positively impacted my life. Though I am not currently working out, the lessons learned from the discipline, the strategies learned from sparring, and even the the physical fitness gained long ago….all these things still bring me benefit. I have many good memories of TKD, both teaching and studying. Life has taken me down other paths, but I always remember my experiences gained from knowing Grandmaster Park. Learning to teach TKD has also served me in numerous ways. Thank you Grandmaster Park.

  2. Raylene Lewis says:

    I met Melinda this weekend at the US Nationals in Florida where she had set up a booth…I purchased the book and on my travels homeward I have been completely enthralled with the book so much that I can’t put the thing down!!! I have cried and laughed out loud..Melinda you are a Great writer and the book is very inspiring and I would recommend it to Anyone! Beautiful story….I am not fully finished with it yet but I know when I am I will be sad….MORE MORE MORE

  3. Randy Bissey says:

    Melinda,

    David convinced me to buy your book and I am glad that I did. I really have no interest in Taekwando, but your writing brought Grandmaster Park’s story to life and I found it to be very interesting and entertaining.

    I would like to meet Grandmaster Park someday, but I already feel like I know him. He sounds like a very special person and you did a fine job writing his story.

    Regards,
    Randy Bissey
    Houston, TX

  4. Jack Cates says:

    I am honored to currently be a stundent under Grandmaster Park. Not only is the book wonderful, so is the man. I’ve only been practicing TKD for 2 yrs. I wish I would have met Grandmaster Park as a younger man (He and I both.) Still I am learning so much more than just Taekwon Do. And I do have a signed Copy of his book. It will be a cherished item for the rest of my life.

    Thank you so much Grandmaster.

    Gahm sa ham-nee-da Kwan Chang Neem

    Jack Cates
    Fort Worth Texas

  5. Jack Cates says:

    I am honored to currently be a student under Grandmaster Park. Not only is the book wonderful, so is the man. I’ve only been practicing TKD for 2 yrs. I wish I would have met Grandmaster Park as a younger man (He and I both.) Still I am learning so much more than just Taekwon Do. And I do have a signed Copy of his book. It will be a cherished item for the rest of my life.

    Thank you so much Grandmaster.

    Gahm sa ham-nee-da Kwan Chang Neem

    Jack Cates
    Fort Worth Texas

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