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Nam Suk Lee (center of photo, seated)

LEE, Nam-suk (June 28, 1925 – August 29, 2000) was one of the co-founders (with Soon Bae Kim) of Chang Moo Kwan, one of the original Nine Kwans of taekwondo. Lee was born in the city of Yeo Joo. In his later life Nam Suk Lee was to make the seaside community of San Pedro, California his home, where he reestablished his traditional roots in Chang Moo Kwan. He was 75 and still actively teaching Chang Moo Kwan through the San Pedro YMCA. Nam Suk Lee died in the neighboring Southern California community of Torrance on August 29, 2000, due to a stroke.

Lee's biography on Wikipedia is extremely extensive. Rather than re-create it here, see Wikipedia (below).


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