Mr. Jing-hung Sung has been working as a taekwondo coach for 30 years, and many national taekwondo contestants were taught by him since childhood. If a student communicates with the coach for a long time, he/she would not only master some taekwondo skills but also learn how to behave decently.
For the students, Mr. Jing-hung Sung is a strict and strong-willed person. In class, he is concentrated and responsible and is strict with his son Mr. Yu-chi Sung as with other students. If a student attains a remarkable achievement, he would not claim the honor; instead, he takes it as the outcome of the student’s endeavor. Such an unselfish concern for students is something worthy of our respect. If a student suffers frustration, he would inspire him/her, saying that he/she would become successful through failure.
In class, Mr. Jing-hung Sung appears so strict that not any student dares to anger him. But after class, he is agreeable and polite to everyone. Because of such a striking contrast in attitude, the students regard him as a “strict father” with a strict appearance and a nice personality.
Mr. Jing-hung Sung places more emphasis on the behaviors or moralities of students than the instruction on taekwondo techniques, because he believes that one has to well control his/her behaviors and be polite and positive before he/she becomes successful. Mr. Jing-hung Sung expects all his students to be a person with good moralities and positive thinking.
Mr. Jing-hung Sung is strict with training and expects stable movement and basic skills from a contestant. So, instead of being slack with training of basic taekwondo skills, he is serious with each movement. His strict style is not characterized with abuse or violence but with the expectation on accurate movement.
In fact, Mr. Jing-hung Sung is like a father who is reluctant to see his students getting injured or receiving a treatment. Though strict, he sometimes interacts and laughs with students, or he even chats with them and shows his concerns in a humorous manner.
For the students, Mr. Jing-hung
Sung is a strong warrior who is brave enough to face and solve problems. For
them, his encouragement drives them to seek further study and practice more.
There are many roles in him -- a strict father, a gentle mother, a friend, an
instructor, and an administrator. He is an all-rounder. Through the interview,
we had a deeper understanding of his faith and perseverance.
The Busan Asian Games in 2002
The team returned with honorary titles from the 2002 Busan Asian Games.