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Growing Up to Be Like Sir

“Just to let you know that my kids officially asked my wife and I to STOP “school” so  they could be fully dedicated to Kuk Sool….  I thought this was very funny.”


Mr. L. has mentioned this before.  His youngest had asked, “What does Sir do all day?  Does he live here?  Does he train all the time?  How can I become a teacher like him?  Seems like a good life.”


In a sense, Erik does train all the time.  After getting his kids to school in the morning, he eats breakfast, takes care of chores or trains at his gym, naps,  jumps in the pool (icy cold or not), and scours the internet or watches DVDs to learn more about martial arts.  He is truly fascinated by his study of martial art and never seems to grow tired of it.  He has found the perfect job: his work is play, his play is work.


But don’t be fooled.  It’s as if Erik puts on a live performance every night from 3:00 until 9:00.  Even Broadway Performers don’t work six days a week 45 weeks out of the year.



Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature