Taekwondo Grand Master Yu 80th Birthday Celebration | Ebel Theatre

What an honor!

We had an opportunity of documenting Dr. Byong Yu's 80th Birthday Celebration Performances.

Dr. Byong Yu is a well-known Taekwondo grand master. He won 7 World Champion Belts, 28 Gold Metals, and 486 trophies in professional and amateur martial arts competitions. He was inducted into the “World Professional Martial Arts Association’s Hall of Fame,” voted “Man of the Century” along with President George W. Bush and Oprah Winfrey,” and in 2001, received the prestigious “Martial Arts World Federation Lifetime Achievement Award.” In 2004, he was inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum Hall of Fame. He is also known for teaching martial arts to many Hollywood celebrities, and related with film makers and film industry leaders.

This event was held by Dr. Yu's old friend, Alan Horn, the chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, and a 90's action star, Don "the Dragon" Wilson was the MC. A famous jazz base player, Stanley Clark performed to show his friendship with Dr. Yu. Despite of his age, Dr. Yu himself also demonstrated his martial art skills. No one will believe he is 80.

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