Ho Sik Pak
Grand Master HO SIK PAK, an 8th Degree Black Belt, is an expert in the art of Tang Soo Do with over 36 years of teaching experience. He began his study of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan at the age of 10 in Yong Mun, a small town in Kyung Ki province of South Korea. He was awarded Cho Dan at the age of 13 and continued his study there until 1977.
From 1977 to 1979, Grand Master Pak served in the Korean Army and taught combat and self-defense skills to his fellow servicemen. Following his discharge from the military, he was employed as an instructor of Tang Soo Do at the American Air Force Base in Kun San province, Jun Ra Buk Do, South Korea. There he taught those same techniques to U.S. Military Personnel until 1982.
In 1982, he was chosen as a member of the Korean Olympic Tang Soo Do team and traveled to the International Tang Soo Do Championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey, contributing to the team’s victory. At this time, he decided to make the United States his permanent residence and moved to Southern California.
Since 1982, he has been the owner and Master Instructor of several separate studios, including his first in Woodland Hills, California and his current location in Canoga Park, California. He trained in Korean Soo Bahk Do Association beginning in 1966. He belonged to the U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation, now called the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Federation, from 1982 to 1994.
He founded the Hwa Rang World Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation in 1994, and he continues as its President and Master Examiner today. The Hwa Rang World Tang Soo Do Federation is growing worldwide as one of the most efficient and strongest foundations for traditional martial art.
- Grand Master Pak Ho Sik
- Grand Master Lee Hon In
- Grand Master Lee Pal Young
- Grand Master Cha Young Soo
- Grand Master Hong Jong Soo
- Grand Master Hwang Kee
- Grand Master Yang Ku Chin
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has been featured in many martial arts motion pictures, such as Best of the Best. Most recently, he starred in the featured-length film, Hunt to Kill.
In 1997 and 1999 he released a full line of Instructional Videos in traditional Tang Soo Do and other training techniques. In 2002 he published the Complete Tang Soo Do Manual, volume 1, a bestseller hardcover book that is currently distributed throughout the USA and Europe. And in 2003 he produced the book Self-Defense for Kids.
In 2003 he become officially listed in the Kington's National Register of Who's Who for his expertise, his outstanding achievements nationally and in the community. (His extensive resume is available on his book.)
In 2003 Grand Master Pak celebrated his 8th Dan at the Battle of LA, National Martial Arts Championship, in Woodland Hills, CA. This annual event is hosted and promoted by GM Pak.