Sonny Kim’s students honor him at Karate Do dojo


SOME HOLDING SIGNS, OTHERS PUT UP FLAGS AND BANNERS ALONG THE ROUTE JUST TO SAY THANK YOU. HAVE SOME MOST TOUCHING MOMENT ALONG THE ROUTE WAS WHEN OFFICER KIM’S HEARSE PASSED HIS KARATE DOJO. STUDENTS ALL BOWED TO SALUTE THEIR LATE SENSEI. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THAT MOMENT OUT HERE TODAY. I CAN SPEAK FOR ALMOST EVERYONE WHO WAS OUT HERE, TO WATCH THOSE CHILDREN ABOUT TO — BOW TO S ENSEI KIM, IT WAS THEIR GOODBYE. A KIND, GROUNDED, HONEST, FULL OF INTEGRITY, AND VERY OPEN. REPORTER: SENSEI KIM TURNED SHY BOYS INTO CONFIDENT YOUNG MEN. THE SIGNS PLACED OUTSIDE OF KIM’S KARATE STUDIO SAID IT BEST. THESE CHILDREN ARE HIS LEGACY. HE HAS A WAY OF TOUCHING PEOPLE, AND IMPLEMENT CERTAIN THINGS INTO CERTAIN PEOPLE’S LIVES. TO SEEK PERFECTION OF CHARACTER, AND EVER, BE SAFE, BE FAITHFUL , RESPECT OTHERS, AND REFRAIN FROM VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. REPORTER: THE SET OF RULES THAT KIM TAUGHT SO MANY TO FOLLOW. THE LAST ONE, REFRAIN FROM VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. [INDISCERNIBLE] YOU MAY ALWAYS DEFEND YOURSELF, BUT YOU NEVER START A FIGHT. REPORTER: AS THE HEARSE PULLED UP, STUDENT SHOWED RESPECT WITH A FINAL BOW. A CINCINNATI HERO, HIS TEACHINGS WILL LIVE ON IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF MANY. REPORTER: THE CROWD MAY BE GONE TONIGHT, BUT THE SIGN, THE FLOWERS, THE AMERICAN FLAGS, THEY STILL STAND. STUDENTS TELL ME THAT SENSEI KIM AND THE ABILITY TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL LIKE THEY WERE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON. THAT IS WHY SO MANY CHILDREN OUT HERE WERE JUST DRAWN TO SENSEI KIM.

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