2014 KMAM-HOF LEGEND INDUCTEEGM Shin Jae Chul (1936 – 2012)Grand Master Shin Jae Chul is the founder of the World Tang Soo Do Association, what is currently the largest Tang Soo Do organization in the world today. He was born in Korea on December 20th, 1936. When Grandmaster Shin was very young, he was sent to live with his uncle, in Seoul, to go to school. While there he joined the the Moo Duk Kwan central gym, Great-Grandmaster Hwang Kee’s school. In time, Grandmaster Shin obtained his Black Belt and became an assistant instructor at this very school. He began teaching classes at Seoul YMCA – Tang Soo Do School. About the same time he enrolled at Korea University in Seoul and majored in political science. While at the University he was appointed as the instructor of the University’s Tang Soo Do club. Thus began a lifetime of training and teaching the martial arts.Upon graduation in 1958, Grandmaster Shin was recruited into the Korean Air Force. While serving in the military, he began teaching Tang Soo Do at Osan Air Base (OAB), primarily to American soldiers. While teaching at OAB, he produced many Korean as well as American Black belts and instructors, who have gone onto become Grandmasters in their own right, including: Chuck Norris, Robert Cheezic, Yi Ki Yun, Kim Chun Sik, and many more who are now counted among KMA Icons and Legends.On October 3rd, 1968, Grandmaster Shin arrived at the Philadelphia Airport as the representative of the Korean Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan Association, being sponsored by several of his Black Belt students who had trained at Osan Air Base. He set about organizing all the Tang Soo Do Black Belt Instructors and formed the U.S. Tang Soo Do Federation, in 1969, at the request of Great-Grandmaster Hwang Kee. That same year, Black Belt Magazine honored him by devoting a full chapter to him in the book, 20th Century Warriors, putting him in the company of many of the legendary martial arts ﬁgures, ever known.Eventually, at the urging of many high ranking masters and Black belts who were loyal to Master Shin, he called for a Charter Convention. On November 13-14, 1982, the World Tang Soo do Association was formed and Jae Chul Shin was unanimously proclaimed Grandmaster of this new organization.