Email us for help
Sunday 1/12/2014 6 pm Pacific Time
The Dynamic Dojo welcomes Grandmaster Don Baird!
Grandmaster Don Baird (Masters Hall of Fame, 2009) is 4th generation in a colorful lineage of great masters. His own master is Suh, Young-ik who trained with the well known Park, Chul-hee, the founder of Kang Duk Won. Master Park studied with Master Yoon, Byung-in the founder of Chang Moo Kwan (one of the most prominent martial art systems in history).
Great Masters of the past are well rounded individuals that not only were involved with the fighting arts but also the healing, writing, music, painting and calligraphy arts. Master Baird is no different in that respect. Areas of his accomplishments include chi kung healing practices, fine art photography (www.donbairdphotography.com), writing poetry, composing and performing music (www.clarinetpro.com). His performance career includes being a featured soloist, principal clarinetist with several symphonies and playing for most of the major studios such as Warner Brothers, Disney and MGM.
Grand Master Baird has been featured repeatedly in Black Belt Magazine, Inside Kung Fu, Inside Karate, and Fighting Stars, he has also been interviewed by Fred Rogin (twice), worked with Jay Leno, and featured along with Arthur Ashe in the 80′s TV series called “The Otherside of Victory”, a show dedicated to featuring professional athletes that are the very best in their field. Grandmaster Baird and Arthur Ashe were presented in the pilot of the series, “The Otherside of Victory” first aired the half hour before the Super Bowl.
In 2006 he celebrated his 30th year anniversary of teaching and almost 47 years of training in martial arts. With this and many wonderful accomplishments behind him, Grand Master Baird isn’t close to slowing his tireless pace of mastering himself and guiding others to do the same.