Ro One of Gichin Funikoshi’s students was the Korean martial artist Byung Jik Ro, whom Grand Master Bushman met while he was younger and who is in the picture below. Supreme Grand Master Ro is seated in front on the right side next to Grand Master I K Kim. Grand Master Bushman is on the left side just right of the young lady in front, second row, at about age 13.
Grand Master Ro founded the Song Moo Kwan style of Tae Kwon Do, one of the five major schools or kwans when Tae Kwon Do was organized after WWII. Song Moo Kwan takes all the techniques from Shotokan Karate Do and adds the excellent Korean kicking skills of Tae Kwon Do.
Supreme Grand Masters Byung Jik Ro (Grand Master I K Kim’s instructor) and Grand Master J P Choi of Columbus (10th dan and fellow Song Moo Kwan peer of Grand Master I K Kim) designated Grand Master Bushman as the successor to Grand Master Kim’s Song Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do legacy at a Hall of Honor event in Columbus on May 22, 2015
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