Shijak Author Master Kathryn Yang Interview

Shijak Author Master Kathryn Yang
Shijak Author Master Kathryn Yang

Shijak Author Master Kathryn YangSeptember 20, 2021 (Manhattan NYC)- Shijak Author-Master Kathryn Yang is the guest on this week’s program. Master Yang is a Harvard trained lawyer, a Taekwondo Master, and the author of an inspiring work of sports fiction, Shijak-To Begin: A Modern Martial Arts Story.

She talks to Marc Zirogiannis about this book, about her taekwondo career, and about how she has adapted the impact of the Global Pandemic on her urban NYC Dojang.  Master Yang is an inspiring and interesting martial artist with a background in Shotokan Karate, ITF Taekwondo, and WT Sparring.

This is a very personal interview from a person whose dedication and passion to the teaching of the martial arts is apparent from this in depth conversation.  

From Master Yang’s Bio:

Master Yang started her martial arts training 20 years ago as a Shotokan karate practitioner. Four years later she switched to Taekwondo and has been practicing the ITF style of Taekwondo since. Currently she is a 6th dan black belt under Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim.

Having graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School, she is classically trained to read Kant, write briefs and dole out student loan repayment checks. After a four-year career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore she decided to dedicate her professional life to teaching traditional martial arts. To that end, she spent seven years instructing students of all ages and abilities at S.J. Kim’s Taekwon-Do. This is her first independent dojang.

Master Yang believes that teaching and conscientiously passing knowledge to the next generation is a categorical imperative.

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Shijak Author-Master Kathryn Yang is the guest on this week’s program.

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