David J. Praim
Pin # 3593
Grandmaster Praim was another Tang Soo Do pioneer in
Michigan in the late 1960s. He studied Tang Soo Do in Korea under
Master Jung Ha Lee while serving in the military from 1959 to 1962.
He received his Cho Dan in 1961 following his testing in Pusan,
1967 he was appointed Director of Moo Duk Kwan for the State of Michigan by
Grand Master Hwang Kee.
Along with many other distinctions, he was one of the first
inductees in the Michigan Hall
of Fame and was listed in "Master, Founder, and Leaders of American Martial
1983, he received the "25 years in Martial Arts Award" which
was presented by Chuck Norris at the
National Testing & Awards Banquet.
As head coach for the
Karate Institute, he led professional and amateur fighters
to more then 5,000 victories in state, national, and international
competition. Some of his professional regional and world rated fighters
include Everett Eddy, Johnny Lee, Robb Hogan, Mike March and George Reynolds.
In 1992 he was awarded 8th Dan by the late
Grandmaster Jae Joon Kim.
More information on Grandmaster Praim can be found on
his website at