Hi James, I will try to be very clear here. GM Seo says that he and his brother GM IHS's grandfather was not a martial artist nor was he connected to the royal court in any way. I know what you have read in the forward of books, publications, and the web that was published by IHS. It is simple, SOMEONE is lying, and I totally respect your right to believe whomever you choose. Do I have an agenda? Hmmm??? I guess we both have loyalties, but that doesn't necessarily make us bad. Now, if I think that all of this royal court connection stuff is rubbish is it still possible for me to have respect for GM IHS? Of course I can! As I stayed earlier, I don't need to think these men are gods to admire them. Keep your view, it's okay.... just don't get upset if you find later in life that things are not as black and white as they may appear.