Grand Master Robert Leclerc shares his history of becoming one of the most talented Tang Soo Do Masters and instructors in the world, and explains why fight isn't always such a bad thing.
Allison chats with Robert P. Leclerc Sa Bom Nim: Robert embarked on his martial arts journey in 1979, initially training under Donald Southerton at Southerton Karate in Newburgh, New York. He earned his Cho Dan certification as a U.S. Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan practitioner at the 76th Dan Classing. Remarkably, by the age of 13, Sa Bom Nim was already instructing both children and adults on a daily basis, while also participating in Tang Soo Do competitions across the Northeastern United States. He was known for his passion for competitive challenges, not only to enhance his own skills but also to advance the art of Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan. From 1990 to 1993, Sa Bom Nim dedicated his time to the U.S. Armed Forces as a Military Police Officer, teaching martial arts to the military community and collaborating with his military police unit on defense tactics. He continued his competitive journey in Europe during this period. In 1993, he returned.
Produced by Matty Rosenberg and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff
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