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The Iron Butterfly: Memoir of a Martial Arts Master
     

The Iron Butterfly: Memoir of a Martial Arts Master

by Choon-Ok Harmon
 

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"Master Choon-Ok Harmon is a wonderful role model and an example of true Korean warriors, who possess inner power, character, perseverance, and a never-give-up attitude! She doesn't dwell on the past, yet she learns from it without complaining. Harmon lives a full and balanced life with her husband and daughters for today and tomorrow-that is the key to success . . .

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"Master Choon-Ok Harmon is a wonderful role model and an example of true Korean warriors, who possess inner power, character, perseverance, and a never-give-up attitude! She doesn't dwell on the past, yet she learns from it without complaining. Harmon lives a full and balanced life with her husband and daughters for today and tomorrow-that is the key to success . . . in any culture."
-Grand Master In Hyuk Suh, Kuk Sa Nim, founder, Kuk Sool Won, and president, World Kuk Sool Association

"You will be mesmerized by this chronicle of a young girl who triumphed over the material world of modern times. With no money and no formal education, she dreams big-and no one can stop her! As the highest-ranking woman master in the traditional martial art of Kuk Sool Won, she is the 'Iron Butterfly,' because she is meek, yet strong-for her inner strength is the key to her no-nonsense approach to life and people. This is a must-read book for young girls who dream big."
-Alex Suh, D.C., master instructor

"A powerful and cathartic memoir, The Iron Butterfly is a beautifully written account of a family barely surviving in Koje Do Island during the post-Korean War years and their journey to America. It is an unforgettable and unique insight into Korean culture, food, and family that will move your soul."
-Helen Tse, author, Sweet Mandarin, finalist for the Portico Prize

"Poignant and often laugh-out-loud funny . . . Choon-Ok's story is proof that 'you can do more than you think you can do!'"
-Marianne Dyson, award-winning writer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589808904
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Choon-Ok Jade Harmon runs a Kuk Sool Won school with her husband and is a member of the World Kuk Sool Association. When not practicing martial arts, she enjoys cooking and riding her motorcycle. She lives in Houston, Texas.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana María Rodríguez is a faculty member at the Institute of Children's Literature and a children's science writer. She has written more than eighty articles, which have appeared in such publications as Yes Mag, KNOW, and SuperScience. Rodríguez earned her Ph.D. from the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research and is a member of the Authors Guild. She resides in Houston, Texas.

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