This is actually a question about how Koreans in the USA (or away from Korea) view Korean (or non-Korean) TKD etc. instructors. Yesterday I drove thru a neighborhood that had a lot of Korean businesses, Churches, etc. It made me wonder if instructors are as esteemed among Koreans here as they are in Korea. My experience is with Korean instructors & Korean ministers, but I've never asked either what their perception is of the other's work.