In Memory Of Grandmaster Pan, Sim Woon 1950-2020

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Grandmaster Sim Woon Pan, a renowned martial artist, passed away peacefully on January 8th, 2020. His final tributes were held on January 22nd, 2020, where he was posthumously awarded the 10th Dan. Grandmaster Pan began his martial arts journey at the age of 12, training in judo before transitioning to Taekwondo. He was known for his strict and organized approach to teaching, emphasizing the importance of practice and perfection. Grandmaster Pan's philosophy revolved around patience, consistency, and dedication. He believed in repeating even the simplest moves until they reached the highest standard. His motto, "Practice makes perfect," resonated with his students, emphasizing the importance of taking one step at a time and giving one's best effort. Grandmaster Pan's legacy lies in his dedication to excellence, his refusal to settle for mediocrity, and his unwavering commitment to the martial arts community. Through his teachings and philosophy, he inspired generations of martial artists to strive for greatness and never give up on their journey towards mastery.

Grandmaster Sim Pan was a strict yet effective teacher who emphasized the importance of discipline and a positive attitude in Taekwondo. He had zero tolerance for a bad attitude and would ask students to leave if they didn't make an effort to change. Despite his strict regulations, Grandmaster Pan successfully instilled a sense of Taekwondo spirit in his students, making the practice enjoyable and healthy. His ultimate goal was to motivate students worldwide to raise their technical standards and practice Taekwondo fearlessly. 

As a Taekwondo coach for various international teams, Master Pan helped students from different countries excel in Poomsae Championships. He believed in teaching slowly and methodically, allowing students to absorb and retain information effectively. Grandmaster Pan's training regime was rigorous and fair, earning him respect within the Taekwondo community. He revolutionized the teaching of Poomsae by breaking it down into steps and teaching from the last movement to the first. Despite his sudden passing due to a heart attack, Grandmaster Pan's legacy as a dedicated and innovative martial arts instructor lives on.