The Making of a Martial Artist


Grandmaster Sang Kyu Shim (Moo Duk Kwan Pin #180) came over to the United States in the early 1960s with Moo Duk Kwan founder Hwang Kee’s instructions to help organize Moo Duk Kwan schools in the U.S. He formed the Detroit Tang Soo Do Association and opened several schools in the Metropolitan Detroit area.

“The Making of a Martial Artist” by Sang Kyu Shim is not just a book; it’s a comprehensive guide that immerses readers into the profound world of martial arts and its seamless integration into everyday life. Delving beyond mere physical techniques, Shim unveils a tapestry of wisdom, offering invaluable lessons and practical techniques to enrich daily living.

At the heart of this book lies a profound understanding that martial arts transcend mere combat; they embody a philosophy, a way of life. Shim masterfully articulates this philosophy, guiding readers on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Drawing from his own extensive experience and insight, he unveils the profound connection between martial arts and the art of living well.

Within these pages, readers will discover a treasure trove of lessons applicable not only on the training mat but also in the arena of everyday challenges. From cultivating discipline and resilience to fostering mental clarity and emotional balance, Shim’s teachings offer invaluable tools to navigate life’s complexities with grace and confidence.

Moreover, “The Making of a Martial Artist” serves as a roadmap for integrating martial arts principles into every facet of daily life. Whether at work, in relationships, or facing personal obstacles, Shim provides practical techniques to harness the power of martial arts mindset for success and fulfillment.

With each turn of the page, readers are invited into a world where strength is synonymous with wisdom, and mastery is achieved not through force, but through harmony and understanding. Shim’s eloquent prose and insightful guidance make this book not only a manual for martial artists but a beacon for anyone seeking to unlock their full potential and live with purpose.

Priced at $49.99, “The Making of a Martial Artist” is an investment in both personal development and mastery of life’s challenges. It stands as a testament to the transformative power of martial arts and a testament to Sang Kyu Shim’s dedication to sharing its timeless wisdom with the world.