Chang Moo Kwan: The Source

A Spark Ignites

Traditional Chang Moo Kwan

In Spirit and As an Art
The Last Students of Chang Moo Kwan's Founder

Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee, 10th Dan

Chang Moo Kwan Events

San Pedro In Photos

Chang Moo Kwan Events

San Pedro In Photos

 
"The chain of events which brought Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee, the founder of Chang Moo Kwan, to our San Pedro, California traditional Chang Moo Kwan studio are very simple. A set of circumstances unveiled a rare opportunity--a door opened--and we passed quietly, unconditionally, respectfully, and indomitably through it  with  heartfelt compassion for Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee and an unwavering focus on seeking the truth."
 
 
With Respect, Honor, Integrity,
 
Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman, 9th Dan, MA Ed
Custodian of the Spirit of Chang Moo Kwan
Last Student of the Late Founder of Chang Moo Kwan...
Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee, 10th Dan

Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee's master instructors taken at the 1st Annual Chang Moo Kwan Forms Seminar 2001.  (Back row left to right: Master David Johns, Master George Fullerton, Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman, Grandmaster Marty Marcus, Master Anthony Barnes.  Kneeling left to right: Master Alex Paredes, Master Rome Saura, and Master Wilson Wong.  (Missing is Master Luis Rodriquez)

1984 PROMOTION TEST, POMONA CALIFORNIA:  Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee attended all of Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman's black belt tests.  Head instructor Grandmaster Wiedenman welcomes Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee to the test.  Grandmaster's comment: "everybody needs to improve on their knife and blocks!" 

1984 Chung’s Tae Kwon Do Chang Moo Kwan: “I had just finished my 2nd degree test with Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee in attendance.  Center is Supreme Grandmaster Lee.  To his left is Grandmaster Dae Woong Chung.   On the far right is Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman.  Master George Fullerton is located to the left point of the Korean Flag.
1984 Chinese Restaurant Pomona,California.  After a reguar promotion test, Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee, Center table, ejoys the company Grandmaster Dae Woong Chung, Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman, to his right on side table.

1983 SUPREME GRANDMASTER NAM SUK LEES OFFICE, CHANG MOO KWAN HEADQUARTERS, SEOUL, KOREA:  On each of his tours of Asia and South East Asia, Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman visited Supreme Grandmaster Lee's office in Seoul.  This photo was taken on Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman's very first trip to the Far East.  The map in the background pin points all of the many world wide cities in which Supreme Grand Master had visited as an ambassador of Chang Moo Kwan.  On the left sleeve of Grandmaster Wiedenman's sweat shirt are the flags of each country he had visited and studied martial arts: Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Mainland China.

1983 Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lees Office.  Although this photo is dark, it shows a very focused Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee.  This photo was snapped on Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman's last visit to Supreme Grandmaster's office during his 1983 trip.

1993 Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee's business card given to Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman on his first visit to the Chang Moo Kwan Headquarters in Seould, Korea. 

1984 KOREAN Restaurant, SEOUL, KOREA:  On his second trip to Asian, Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman spent more time with Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee.  Along with an interpreter, Grandmaster Wiedenman has a formal, traditional dinner with Supreme Grandmaster Lee.  Grandmaster Wiedenman recalls "I have been eating Korean food for years, and there were some things on the table I had never seen before, nor would have ever ordered...however, when Supreme Grandmaster pointed to a dish I ate it...and the dishes just kept on coming."  To this day Grandmaster Wiedenman thinks it was a "rite of food passage."  The other funny thing recalls was pertaining to the chop sticks.  Grandmaster Wiedenman recalls:  "I have been eating with chopsticks almost all my life, and I consider myself somewhat of an expert.  I swear the waitress gave me two knitting needles.  Everything, and I mean everything was slipping off.  I did not know how to explain to Supreme Grandmaster Lee that the chopsticks were not what I was used to.  When I politely refused a fork, I think Grandmaster realized I was not one to give up easy, despite adversity."

1985 Supreme Grand Master Nam Suk Lee sends a letter to Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman.  Supreme Nam Suk Lee thanks Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman for his contributions to the promotion of Chang Moo Kwan.  Supreme Grandmaster mentions he looks forward to meeting when he returns to USA.  Grandmaster Wiedenman was already preparing for his summer trip to train in the Far East.

1985 SEOUL, KOREA: THE 1985 7TH WORLD TAE KWON DO CHAMPIONSHIPS:  By Grandmasters Jon Wiedenman 3rd tour of Asia and Southeast Asia, Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee had gotten use to him popping in and out.  This tour they spent still more time together.  When asked what Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman recalls most about this event, he replied smiling: "Well when I showed up outside the stadium dressed in a loose fitting linen jacket with a  silk designer button down shirt underneath, baggie linen slacks, and hemp shoes with no socks...well.  Grandmaster Lee--upon meeting me outside the event--asked me if I had a 'regular' suit and tie to change into.  I said 'no, sir, this how we dress in Southern California now, sorry.  He rolled his eyes and signaled me to follow him inside.  I think that is why he sat me behind him." Grandmaster Wiedenman said smiling.  "I had figured out at the point that the widely popular TV action show "Miami Vice" had not made its way to Seoul television yet."  One interesting note that perhaps foretold of a tide of change to come, Supreme Grandmaster Lee is seated in the stadium instead of the floor or with the officials. 

1993 OCTOBER, TAE KWON DO TIMES: Between 1985 and 1993 Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman had met Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee on several occasions, mostly at promotion tests in California.  Although we had no idea then, Grandmaster was already spending much of his time in United States. Shortly after the late Master James Dussault published his ground breaking article "Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee: Patriarch of the Chang Moo Kwan: Part 1", in October of 1993, he was lucky enough to get his highly prized autograph on both the magazines cover and the handsome portrait inside (Shown above)  Master Dussault was to follow with a part 2 in the Tae Kwon Do Time issue dated December 1993. (Both will be available in our section tabbed "Chang Moo Kwan Articles.")

1993, DECEMBER, TAE KWON DO TIMES ARTICLE: In this rare autographed photo of Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee is articulating a combination knife hand block and stomp kick to his son Youn Lee.  Master James A. L. Dussault May 28th 1958 to February 19th 2002, was admired and respected by Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee.  Master James Dussault's articles brought  Supreme Grandmaster Lee's story to the martial arts world. 

 

Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman and Master George Fullerton had many conversations with James Dussault following the turmoil preceding Supreme Grandmasters deaths.  After Supreme Grandmaster Lee's death, someone was apparently trying to copyright the long standing and highly revered Chang Moo Kwan logo and name.  Luis Rodriquez, a master of Supreme Grandmaster Lee and Master George Fullerton, found this out by visiting the United States Copyright office website.  This was late in 2001.  When James found out he was livid.  At the time he was setting up what he called a "Martial Arts University" in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He dropped everything to meet with Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman and Master George Fullerton.  He jumped in his car and drove the 280 miles to Los Angeles, California, and the three dedicated Chang Moo Kwanist met at--of all places--a Korean restaurant in Koreatown.  Grandmaster Fullerton recalls, "We thought he would show up in a New Mercedes or something, instead he showed up in a classic Cadillac, El Dorado.  When he pulled up Grandmaster Wiedenman and I were waiting, man it looked like he was living in his car.  He grabbed a few files from a jam packed trunk, and we all went into the restaurant.  I swear he talked non-stop."  Grandmaster Wiedenman and Master Fullerton talked with Master James Dussault for several house.  Master Fullerton recalls there was a lot of food, and James and Grandmaster Wiedenman had a few beers.  As Master Fullerton recalled, "the conversation wandered between the circumstances surrounding the copyright, what Master James Dussault was doing with his University, and his fond memories of Supreme Grandmaster Lee.  Suddenly, Master Dussault jumped up and literally ripped open his shirt stating emphatically, 'they can't copyright the Chang Moo Kwan logo, if they do they will own my chest.'"  Grandmaster Wiedenman and Master Fullerton were floored.  In living color, the size of a coffee can container lid, was the Chang Moo Kwan logo tattooed on his chest over his heart.  Things were quiet for a few seconds, and out of nowhere Grandmaster Wiedenman exclaimed to Master Dussault, "Ok, I see your point Master Dussault.  If you can make this thing go away, I will get a Chang Moo Kwan tattoo too. Grandmaster Fullerton just smiled an shook his head, Master Dussault smiled, and Grandmaster Wiedenman look wondered what he had promised.  When later asked Grandmaster Wiedenman was asked what he was thinking at the time he explained: "I always thought I would gracefully get Master Dussault  to let me out of my promise after the fact."

 

When Grandmaster Wiedenman and Master Fullerton heard that just a few short months later Master James Dussault had died suddenly, they were shocked and bewildered.  Master Dussault had successfully submitted the paperwork that thwarted an attempt to copyright the Chang Moo Kwan logo and name before he had passed.  When they heard Master Fullerton exclaimed "We just talked to him, I cannot believe how fast things can change." Master Fullerton and Grandmaster Wiedenman both agreed on how fleeting life can be.  In Master Dussault memory, Master Fullerton to this day reminds Grandmaster Wiedenman of his promise--sealed by death--to get a Chang  Moo Kwan Tattoo.

 

James Dussault will be remembered as a seminal contributor to Chang Moo Kwans legacy.

1994 POMONA, CALIFORNIA:  Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee attend many promotion tests.  Grandmaster Wiedenman was fortunate enough to have Grandmaster Lee to sit in on almost all of his black belt exams over about twenty years.  "When he was there I knew I had to dig deep.  I knew he wanted to see every ounce of my 'Chung Shin' my "spirit" flow.  I knew when I did my forms, that inwardly he was reflecting on hundreds of thousands of form presentations he had witnessed all over the world.  I know he knew me from my visits to his office in Korea almost a decade ago.  When I was completing my last form of the promotion test, and near my physical limit I remember time stopped for what seemed like minutes.  Few people could understand what had happened.  I felt like when you are surfing and get shot out of the tube in a burst of trapped air.  At once I was completely focused on the form and the movements yet totally aware of everything in the room and world around me.  It was the single most enlightening moment in 40 years in martial arts.  Years later, discussing it with Supreme Grandmaster Lee, he explained it as something that translates into a paradox.  'total focus on what you are doing, and at the same time complete awareness of your surroundings.'"  Humbly shaking a smiling Supreme Grandmaster's hand that day, Grandmaster Wiedenman had no idea that in a few short years they would be teacher and student.

1998 July Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee had witnessed grandmaster Jon Wiedenman’s 4th and 5th degree tests.  Once again Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee contacts Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee regarding a fax he sent about certificates.  Grandmaster Wiedenman was shocked to find out Supreme Grandmaster Lee had a local 310 fax number.  Grandmaster Wiedenman lives in San Pedro, California.  When he received a letter with a San Pedro letter head, he realized Supreme Grandmaster lived less than a mile from his home and half a mile away from his San Pedro YMCA Dojang.   Once finding this out, Grandmaster Wiedenman requests his presence at his San Pedro Boys and Girls Club Black Belt Test.  He accepted and showed up with his son Master Hack Lee.  (See following photos)

 

The next offer was for Supreme Grandmaster Lee to visit the San Pedro YMCA for the 7:30 adult class.  He accepted and Grandmaster Wiedenman picked him up at his San Pedro residence and they entered the San Pedro YMCA Dojang together.  Many may know Supreme Grandmaster Lee began his first official Dojang at a YMCA in Seoul.  “I think it was like a coming home for Supreme Grandmaster Lee.  In the middle of the class he just calmly waved his hands parting the class and half.  In his street clothes and socks, he taught my awestruck adult class for about an hour.  By the look on his face he had come home.  My interpreter was my dry cleaner, Young.  I asked her to please call and ask if Supreme Grandmaster Lee could teach our adult class.”  Young called back and explained it had been many years since he had taught.  He did not have a uniform or a belt.  Grandmaster Wiedenman said he would take care of that.  Grandmaster Wiedenman looked back at the article written by the late James Dussault in the 1993 October issue of Tae Kwon Do Times.  He then had interpreter/dry cleaner/seamstress Young sew the patches on exactly how they we situated in the photos.  When Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee showed up in front of the San Pedro YMCA in his Oldsmobile Cutlass, Grandmaster Wiedenman was there with a neatly folded and pressed uniform and new black belt.  As I turned out the uniform was on size to big, so Supreme Grandmaster Lee had it altered.

In the photos which follow, you will see what followed.  He actively taught our adult class, and finally gave in to Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman’s urgings for private lessons.  Every Wednesday at 2:00 Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee and Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman would train together both actively participating.  Between them they had well over 100 years of training in traditional Chang Moo Kwan.  In regular class, Master Anthony Barnes, George Fullerton, and David Johns received hours of training with Grandmaster Lee.  As you can see by the photos and video caps following, Supreme Grandmaster Lee was a active participant in his teachings.  Grandmaster Wiedenman pointed out “We had no idea how much time we had, and we sure did not concern ourselves with where he was taking us.  My Dojang, all of my students, emptied our cups and went along for the ride.  What a win-win situation.” 

Grandmaster pointed out: “If you look at the photo of Supreme Grandmaster Lee when he is outside the San Pedro Boys and Girls Club posted in this section, and then you look at his photos in our Dojang in the San Pedro YMCA, you see a completely different man.  His love for Chang Moo Kwan and his love for his art and teaching, shave 20 years off his appearance.

1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST:  Under Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee's watchful gaze, several students performed what was required to achieve their next rank of black belt.  The story of how came to attend or test can only be described as nothing short of fate. (From Left to Right: Master David Johns, Master Anthony Barnes, Master Hack Lee, Supreme Grandmaster Lee, Master George Fullerton, Master Alex Parades)

1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, Balk BELT PROMOTION TEST Supreme Grandmaster gaze was both penetrating and vigilant.  he seldom took his eyes off students when they were testing.  He wold divert his attention briefly to take notes, and then regain his focus uninterrupted.  (From Left to Right: Master Hack Lee, Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee, Master George Fullerton Master Alex Paredes)

1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee at San Pedro Boys and Girls Club Black Belt Promotion Test (Left to Right: Master David Johns, Master Hack Lee, Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk, Master George Fullerton, and Master Alex Parades)

1998  SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST:  A focused Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee watchfully evaluates black belt candidates in San Pedro, California.  (Left to Right: Master David Johns, Master Anthony Barnes, Master Hack Lee, Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee, and Master George Fullerton)

1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST
1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST
1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST
1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST
1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST
1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST

1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, BLACK BELT PROMOTION TEST

1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, YMCA:  SUPREME GRANMASTERS 1ST OFFICIAL CLASS.

1998 SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, YMCA:  SUPREME GRANDMASTERS 1ST OFFICIAL CLASS

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 San Pedro, California, San Pedro YMCA Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk teaching regular Wednesday night class.

1999 Summer San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Summer San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Summer San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Summer San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Summer San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Summer San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Summer San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Summer San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

1999 Fall San Perdro, California, San Pedro YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk Teaches the adult class.

March 29 1999 San Pedro, California, YMCA. Supreme Grandmaster Lee Nam Suk leads Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman, Master George Fullerrton and the rest of his adult class in a basic Ki Bo form.  Every one of Supreme Grandamsters classes we started with completion of all the basic forms.  To Supreme Grandmaster Lee the forms were  the foundation of everything else to be learned.

April 12, 1999 San Pedro, California, YMCA:  Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee begins class with his students alert and respectful.  Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman, back to camera, stands ready in the front line.

1999 San Pedro, California YMCA: Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee demonstrates a proper front punch to a lower ranking student.  When Supreme Grandmaster Lee taught, he would spend and equal time with higher and lower ranking students.  Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman is turning around watchful for every lesson Supreme Grandmaster would teach, no matter how seemingly insignificant.   Grandmaster Wiedenman recalls:  "Sometimes I just could not believe he was teaching my class.  I would watch his every move because I wanted to see how he related, interacted, and motivated our students.  He was highly energetic, and Supreme Grandmaster Lee was always on the move, if not with his body, with his eyes.  He constantly demonstrated.  He would never hesitate to patiently show a student as many times as it took to get it right.  In the years I trained with Supreme Grandmaster Lee I never saw him get frustrated in the least.  When a student something right, Supreme Grandmaster would always give a half-smile and a nod and say 'Ok.'"

1999 San Pedro, California YMCA: Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee demonstrates a cross block against Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman while students watch intensely.  "Whenever Supreme Grandmaster demonstrated anything, all students stopped what they were doing, sat down, and listened."  said Grandmaster Wiedenman.  Though few had a total comprehension of what they were experiencing, Grandmaster Wiedenman and Master George Fullerton would frequently discuss Supreme Grandmaster Lee's Chang Moo Kwan history and contributions.  They would put it simply "we are training with the source of Chang Moo Kwan."  Master George Fullerton is sitting in the front line.

March 29, 1999, San Pedro, California YMCA: Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee is not signaling victory or peace with the double "V."  He is asking the students to take partners.  Whether it was a private lesson between Supreme Grandmaster Lee and Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman, or a group lesson with the San Pedro YMCA adult class, partner training was mandatory.  Generally, Supreme Grandmaster Lee would teach the practical application of key techniques and movements in the forms.  He would also as students to partner up for one and three step sparring.

March 29, 1999, San Pedro, California YMCA: Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee indicates to yellow belt and her partner it is time to engage in technique.  It is amazing how much Supreme Grandmaster Lee could communicate non verbally.  Everybody caught on instantly. 

1999 Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee executes one of his favorite strikes, a middle finger phoenix back fist to the philtrum of Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman.  He incorporated this technique in many one and three step techniques as well as his fighting techniques.

March 29, 1999  Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee demonstrate a jump double strike in one of his favorite black belt forms.  In the background is Master George Fullerton and Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman.

April 12, 1999 Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee demonstrated a Spear Hand attack to the San Pedro YMCA adult class.  This technique found its way in to many of Chang Moo Kwan forms.

April 12, 1999 Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee demonstrate the Knife and block one of his favorite blocks.  Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman recalls a promotion test some time  in the 1980's where Supreme Grandmaster Lee got up in the middle of a test and deomonstrated exactly how to articulate a perfect knife had block.  "I believe Supreme Grandmaster Lee felt the knife hand block is a very important technique.  It is seen in several manefestation in his forms."

Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee and Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman had several meaningful interview.  Here they discuss the "Greenbook" and the philosophy from the beginning pages.  Supreme Grandmaster Lee demonstrates in this video cap the proper making of a fist.

Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee articulates a punch to the chest of Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman during the last of several interviews

Supreme Grandmaster Nam Suk Lee was really compassionate toward the youthful student.  Here he takes a quick photo with Grandmaster Jon Wiedenman and his son Ian Wiedenman.