Master Jung Oh Lee

  • Born: February 20, 1933
  • Died: January 31, 2012
  • Location: San Francisco, California

Neptune Society of Northern California - San Francisco

One Loraine Court
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel. (415) 771-0717

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you very much for remembering Master Lee. Please enhance this memorial site by signing the guest book, sharing your memories and photos.

* Links to tribute videos on YouTube and photo albums on Facebook have been posted under the 'Life Images' slide show/photo gallery.

* Master Jung Oh Lee was cremated on February 13, 2012 and his remains are kept in an urn at Neptune Society Columbarium (1 Loraine Court, San Francisco, CA 94118) where the memorial service was held on February 14, 2012.

* Master Lee's niche is located in a sunny room (the only room) on the top level of the Columbarium. The niche is on the west wall, 2nd row from the floor.
- Open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM
- Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.
- Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day


Master Lee's Profile

1933 - Born in Osaka, Japan to Korean immigrants
1945 - Immigrated to Korea with his family
1949 - Began training in body-building and Japanese arts of self-defense (goshindo and yawara) in Kobe, Japan

1960s ~ 1970s - Toured Korea, giving Kuk Sool seminars and demonstrations
1961 - Joined the first Kuk Sool Won school in Busan, Korea
1965 ~ 1973 - Opened several Kuk Sool Won schools in Korea
1970 - Appointed Technical Master in charge of maintaining technique standards of Kuk Sool Won
1974 ~ 1975 - Toured Japan, giving Kuk Sool seminars and demonstrations

1980s ~ 2000s - Participated in World Kuk Sool Championships and Masters' Exhibitions
1980 - Awarded the 8th degree black belt in Kuk Sool
1982 ~ 1983 - Toured the United States and Mexico, giving Kuk Sool seminars and demonstrations
1984 - Immigrated to the United States with his family
1985 - Featured in the May issue of Inside Kung-Fu Magazine (Chi Power edition)
1988 - Featured in the October issue of Kakutogi Tsushin (martial arts magazine published in Japan)
1993 - Presented with the commander's sword by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
1994 - Graced the cover of Inside Karate Magazine (September issue)
1998 ~ 2001 - Sponsored the Kuk Sool resource website at
2005 - Awarded the 9th degree black belt by the World Kuk Sool Association
2012 - Passed away in San Francisco on January 31, as the oldest and longest-practicing Kuk Sool master