At the age of 14, I began my formal training under Grand Master Chang Soo Lim in Saginaw, Michigan. Lim instantly knew that I was in it for the long haul, taking me under his wing and providing me with the mentoring I needed as a young man. Studying under Lim, I learned both Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do (Korean Judo). With a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication, I soon began leading classes.

Under Grand Master Lim, I went on to earn my first black belt in 1976, followed by a 3rd degree in 1979, 4th degree in 1988 and ultimately an 8th degree in 2008. During this period of time, I also attended Delta College and received my associate’s degree in business administration. Since then I’ve coached and mentored thousands of students and tried to provide them with a better life.

Without Grand Master Lim, his guidance and training; I wouldn’t be the man that I am today. Grand Master Lim forever changed the path my life took.

Thank you Grand Master Lim, and may you rest in peace. None of this would have been possible without you.

Master Charlie Harvey

Tae Kwon Do Bay City Training under Grand Master Chang Soo Lim Master Charlie

Grand Master Lim and Charlie Harvey at one of the many competitions they won together.