After the political meeting, Gen Choi asked if anyone of us brought 'Do Bok' - I was the only one, and I still don't know why I said, "I have it, Sir." ... he simply said "very good, now go and change" -- I ran down to my beat up car, got my 'do bok' ..
Then he says "do Chon Ji" and I think I did it very well.. Gen. Choi's responded with a smile, "very good, but you just did Karate" - and he then did teach all of us up to Won Hyo that evening and asked us to come again next day.. Now I was confused, those days I thought I was pretty good in TKD, kind of reckless, too. But I did pride my self being very fast and strong 5'8' 160 lbs, wasn't afraid of anyone or anything.... I didn't go home that night, instead came straight to my TKD school in Bergenfield NJ, and tried to prove, my method is better than what Gen. Choi just corrected me on, it took me about an hour, and I realized, breathing was extremely important, it made difference in power by moving slightly down at the strike....... Next day I did patterns up to Choong Moo front of Gen. Choi, just as he told me to do... Rest is history.
That location on 34th st. is the very same place where Master Yang's TKD school is today..
Suk Jun Kim 9th dan