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“The world was a little bit brighter when Master Lee was here. I was very privileged to train under him for a short time in Orangeburg, S. C. UhDV3 ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: Gary Bowers - Norway, SC

“Senior Master Lee will live through those whom he taught, and he taught all of us. I remember him in the San Francisco Do Jang while I was training...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Tim Challans PKJN - Washington, DC

“Master Lee is a true master, he will be missed. Our prayers are with the Lee family. Austin, TX ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Kevin Anderson

“The Kuk Sool Won of Jacksonville sends their prayers to the family of Senior Master Lee. ”
4 of 29 | Posted by: John Blankenship PSBN - AR

“Master Lee will be sadly missed worldwide - deepest sympathies and condolences from my family, myself and everyone in the United Kingdom. ”
5 of 29 | Posted by: Martin Ducker - United Kingdom

“True masters never been forgotten. You are alive in our heart and your memories will live on. You will be graetly missed. From Kuk Sool Won of Toronto ”
6 of 29 | Posted by: Farshid Shabafroozan, PKJN

“He was a true master. He always stayed true to his principals. ”
7 of 29 | Posted by: Hagez Adle - Redwood city ca, CA

“My condolences to Master Jungoh Lee's family. I appreciate the part Master Lee has played in Kuk Sool Won. I understand that his dedication is part...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Karl Stolt PKJN - MI

“The reason for this post is to express my deepest condolences on the death of Master Jungoh Lee. I want your soul to rest in peace and soon find...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Hiram Quiles - Luquillo

“I've never had the honor of meeting, because I'm overseas. But I know he has touched many Martial Artists with his teachings and Martial Arts skills...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: KSN Orfeo Sprang

“My condolenses to all of Master Lee's Family and friends. Master Lee is a true Master in life as well as the martial arts. I will miss him. ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Chuck Voutselas - Novato, CA

“With deepest sympathy to the lee family. We are all only here on this earth for a very short time, what we do with that time and how we spend that...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: PKJN Monty Pinder Sault Ste Marie

“I'll never forget his demo at the 2000 WSKA championships. A real Master and remarkable individual. May we all live long enough to be so skilled. ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: KJn Terry Heaps - TX

“Master Lee was an amazing martial artist and ambassador of Kuk Sool. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy lives on... ”
14 of 29 | Posted by: PKJN Philip Sage - Abilene, TX

“We will always continue to be inspired by Sr. Master Jung Oh Lee Life is an amazing journey and those who pass on, leave an endearing mark. For us...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: SBN Debra & PSBN Jeremy Taylor - Kuk Sool Won Rohnert Park - CA

“Our Prayers will accompany him to his everlasting resting place. Master Lee was an excellent and exemplary practicioner of Kuk Sool Won. He will...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: KJN Robbin Baly - Amsterdam

“My wife Sandra and I used to take private lessons with Master Sung Jin Suh in the San Francisco studio every week, sometimes as much as 3 times per...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Jeff Gullicksen - Mountain View, CA

“Father used to read newspapers and listen to the radio news every single day. When I visited him, he would tell me what's going on in the world. He...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Sarah Lee - San Francisco, CA

“Thank You Sir for your Demos. RIP. A Great Master. It was Good to have Know You. You will be Missed. ”
19 of 29 | Posted by: Jerry Sallee - Ft. Smith, AR

“I remember master Lee just like KJN Arby. I remember seeing him in the early 80"s in Brownsville Tx. and two years ago while on seminar tour with Kuk...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Raul Sosa - Brownsville, TX

“I can remember watching Senior Master Lee do his amazing demos and thinking, "wow, I don't think I will ever be at his level!" He was just an...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Lawson Plummer - San Antonio, TX

“RIP Sir! You will be missed by the World! ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Jon Tulsa Maas - broken arrow, OK

“I can remember watching Senior Master Lee's demos when I was child in Brownsville, TX and being in awe of his power. A true inspiration for training...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Arby Hinojosa - Austin, TX

“He will be missed but always remembered. ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Jim Staley - San Bruno, CA

“I remember with much fondness his last demonstration during his visit to Canada, and I cherish the set of autographed fans he gave me as a token of...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Rudy W. Timmerman - MI - Admirer

“Senior Master Lee was an amazing man and a great martial artist. I only knew him from a distance, but his smile will always light my memory. ”
26 of 29 | Posted by: Kristin Cagan Quintana - CA

Pyung Kwan Jang Nim Paul Carmody “He once told Master Sung Jin that Kuk Sool has made my body smooth and flexible. It was such a small statement, but it seemed to guide my training...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Paul Carmody - Half Moon Bay, CA

In his 60's, Senior Master Lee performed a demonstration during Kuk Sool Won's 40th Anniversary “Loving memory of a kind gentleman and a "true" martial artist with a sense of virtue, loyalty, and respect for Kuk Sool Won and Kuk Sa Nim... He didn...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: World Kuk Sool Association - TX

“My deepest sympathy to the Lee family from Manuel and Chuy Lozano and Atty. Ben Neece families. Jung Oh Lee spent three months with me in Brownsville...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Mr. Manuel Lozano - Brownsville, TX

* 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.
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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