The Iron Butterfly: Memoir of a Martial Arts Master: The True Story of a Mermaid's Daughter

The Iron Butterfly Memoir of a Martial Arts Master The True Story of a Mermaid s Daughter A powerful and cathartic memoir Helen Tse author Sweet Mandarin a finalist for the Portico Prize While growing up in a rural fishing village following the Korean War Choon Ok Jade Harmon discovere

  • Title: The Iron Butterfly: Memoir of a Martial Arts Master: The True Story of a Mermaid's Daughter
  • Author: AnaRodriguez Choon-Ok Harmon
  • ISBN: 9781589808904
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A powerful and cathartic memoir Helen Tse, author, Sweet Mandarin, a finalist for the Portico Prize While growing up in a rural fishing village following the Korean War, Choon Ok Jade Harmon discovered how to fight for survival at an early age She was the youngest of seven children, and her destitute family faced constant hunger, bitterly cold winters, and an often abu A powerful and cathartic memoir Helen Tse, author, Sweet Mandarin, a finalist for the Portico Prize While growing up in a rural fishing village following the Korean War, Choon Ok Jade Harmon discovered how to fight for survival at an early age She was the youngest of seven children, and her destitute family faced constant hunger, bitterly cold winters, and an often abusive father Despite these obstacles, and her learning disability of dyslexia, she sought the courage to break free from poverty and succeed in the martial arts form of Kuk Sool Won Today, Harmon is the highest ranking woman in Kuk Sool Won, a traditionally masculine sport, with a ninth degree black belt Beginning with Harmon s difficult youth in Koje do, this compelling biography recalls her arduous path to self fulfillment and financial independence, documenting Harmon s dedication to Kuk Sool Won, her move to America, and her marriage to a fellow martial artist The chapters on Harmon s childhood provide insight into Korean culture and their women of the sea Her feelings of resolute determination resonate from each page.

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    1. Inspirational Story of a "Mermaid's Daughter" Turned Martial ArtistThis page-turner memoir of a martial arts master transported me to another world of arranged marriages and people living in great poverty off whatever food the land and sea had to provide on the small Korean island of Koje Do. Choon Ok's mother kept her family alive through extraordinarily difficult times with little to no help from her father, always working to do her best for her family, no matter the personal risks to herself. [...]


    2. Absolutely amazing and overwhelmingly inspiring from cover to cover! Whether or not you do martial arts, read this book! Su Suhk Yuh Kwang Jang Nim Choon-Ok fought against all odds and emerged victorious! Read this book! It’s fantastic! I am going to approach my own Kuk Sool training with a whole new understanding and vigor! She is the epitome of “never give up!”


    3. Memoir of a Martial Arts Master and the True Story of a Mermaid's Daughter. This is an autobiography of the highest ranking woman in Kuk Sool Won, a traditional Korean martial art. It tells of her life from birth to present and everything she has gone through to get to where she is today: a 9th degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won, married to another 9th degree black belt, mother of two. She shows how all her hard-work and dedication to what she believed in has brought her the life she always dream [...]


    4. my favorite book in the entire world. This story is about my best friend's mom, and it is so incredible amazing what this admirable woman has gone through. Choon -Ok Harmon is my biggest inspiration in the world. I've read it over and over and over and every time it's like I'm reading the stories for the first time again.


    5. Each time that I saw this book n a book store, I thought about buying it, but the sometimes frugal person in me, wouldn't let me; but when I finally decided to do the Nook Version, I was glad that I did. Iron Butterfly shows that with determination and perservance, a person can achieve their goals, even under the most severe adversities.


    6. As a Korean American, I loved this book. The story could be read as a chapter book for young children or as a quick read for an adult intrigued with the opening. I recommend it to anyone interested in the story of a strong woman dedicated to her goals.


    7. Fascinating memoir. Inspiring and well written, I devoured it in one day. This is a book you will not want to miss, and you will want your daughters, and sons, to read about the triumphs of this amazing woman.


    8. Very inspiring! A true testament to how powerful hard work and training can be and where it can take you. Her mother's stories are even crazier and more hard core! Really puts modern day whining and complaining into perspective!


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