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After the Championship, Dr. Kimm found out the funds to house the Kuk Sool students from the United States and Mexico were not available. Chiefmaster Seo In-sun told Dr. Kimm that the donations promised from corporate sponsors did not come through. He also said that he was trying to arrange for the Kuk Sool students to house the foreign students. The American and Mexican students had been told to plan $650.00 for airline tickets, $50.00 (minimum) for gifts and $30.00 per day for ten days for food and incidental expenses. Rooms and transportation were supposed to be paid by the Association through donations that had not gone through as previously planned. Dr. Kimm discussed that matter with his father-in-law. He told Dr. Kimm that these students had come to Korea because of him and for no other reason. Dr. Kimm's father-in-law also said that Dr. Kimm was responsible for the poor planning. He then suggested that Dr. Kimm bring the sixty-two students who were his responsibility to Seoul so that he could provide room and board for three days. Dr. Kimm followed his father-in law's advice and informed Chiefmaster Seo of his decision. He told Dr. Kimm that he would provide two trucks to take the luggage from the hotel to the train station. The trucks never arrived. It had been sprinkling rain all day. Dr. Kimm looked around and saw that each person had two pieces of luggage. Decisions had to be made immediately. Dr. Kimm informed the students that the train would not wait for them, they only had one hour left and it would take thirty minutes to walk. Dr. Kimm's father-in-law then arranged to have a small truck come and pick up one piece of luggage for each person and deliver it to the station. Each student was asked to carry their second bag on the thirty minute walk to the train station. Finally, the sixty-two students all made it to the train (with only a few minutes to spare) for their journey to Seoul. Most of the students had no idea what was going on. The Mexican students gathered and began playing guitars and singing. The American students drank coffee and fell asleep in their wet clothes.
Upon their arrival in Seoul, they all stayed at the Book An (North Mountain) Sky Hotel for three days. On a chartered bus, again at the courtesy of Dr. Kimm's father-in-law, they visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a Korean folk village, and the Old Kyung Bok Palace. They also had plenty of time for shopping. After three days, all of the students left for their own homes without incident. Dr. Kimm was very grateful to his father-in-law and his mind was greatly relieved. Dr. Kimm went to his father-in-law and asked him for the cost of the expenses that he had paid for Dr. Kimm's students. He told Dr. Kimm that the trip was over and the students were gone and he could afford the expenses financially and not to ask any more questions about the expenses. Since this experience, Dr. Kimm has not taken more than four students to Korea at a time. The reason for this is that four students can ride in one car and move about easily.
In 1985, Dr. Kimm published the book, Kuk Sool-Korean Martial Arts. The book was seven hundred and sixty pages and contained techniques from White Belt through 5th Degree Black Belt which Dr. Kimm learned from grandmaster Suh. The order of the techniques in his book and in the book published by Chiefmaster Seo were not always the same. Dr. Kimm believed that Grandmaster Suh taught the same way in the United States as he did in Korea. The order was changed by Chiefmaster Seo. Dr. Kimm spent over $50,000 of his personal money to publish his Kuk Sool book. Dr. Kimm spent over two years taking photographs and writing the text for this book. From a financial point of view, it was never repaid. However, Dr. Kimm visited Grandmaster Lee Joo-bang, founder of the International Hwa Rang Do Federation, he paid Dr. Kimm a wonderful compliment. He said that Dr. Kimm's book had put Kuk Sool in the position of "first rate" martial arts in this country. For the first time, Dr. Kimm felt that, with this compliment coming from him, it had been worth the money and time that it took to publish the book.
Dr. Kimm moved to Freemont, California in 1987 due to the illness of his father-in-law. Grandmaster Suh was living in the same city and hey saw each other frequently. In 1989, they discussed Dr. Kimm's future and Grandmaster Suh suggested that Dr. Kimm become the President of the American Kuk Sool Association. Dr. Kimm told him that since the World Kuk Sool Headquarters was located in the United States, the duties of the two Associations would overlap often. Dr. Kimm did not feel that it would be wise to create a new Association. Grandmaster Suh understood Dr. Kimm's concerns and suggested that Dr. Kimm create his own style of martial arts and call it Yuh Kwon Sul. He then said that Dr. Kimm had accumulated enough knowledge and experience in soo (self-defense) techniques and hyungs (forms). He also offered his assistance but he did not want to influence the formation of Dr. Kimm's new style. He thought that Dr. Kimm should know that the basic elements of creating new forms were softness like the flowing river, hardness like a mountain rock, knowledge of 360 degree angles, and low and high postures. Finally, before he gave Dr. Kimm his personal recommendation to create a new style of martial art, he told Dr. Kimm that some day, when people talk about the founders of Hankuk Musul (Korean Martial Arts), he wanted to hear the name of Dr. Kimm He-young along with Ji Han-jae and Suh In-hyuk.