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On DECEIVED, we will peel away the mystery of a Korean immigrant who rose from being a janitor, to running a martial art school empire. This is the true story of the notorious martial art cult known as Chung Moo Quan; its powerful leader, Master John C. Kim; and of one of the few men who would dare to oppose him.

On DECEIVED, we will peel away the mystery of a Korean immigrant who rose from being a janitor, to running a martial art school empire. This is the true story of the notorious martial art cult known as Chung Moo Quan; its powerful leader, Master John C. Kim; and of one of the few men who would dare to oppose him.
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On DECEIVED, we will peel away the mystery of a Korean immigrant who rose from being a janitor, to running a martial art school empire. This is the true story of the notorious martial art cult known as Chung Moo Quan; its powerful leader, Master John C. Kim; and of one of the few men who would dare to oppose him.

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English

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Episodes

EP: 12 CBS Reporter Pam Zekman Exposes Chung Moo Quan as a Cult

1/18/2018
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Chung Moo Quan: The Cult and the Con In the mid-1980s Pam Zekman, an investigative reporter for CBS Affiliate WBBM TV in Chicago, received a tip about the Chung Moo Quan martial arts schools, and started an investigation. Zekman is known for her aggressive investigative work. She has shared two Pulitzer Prizes for investigative reporting, for the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. One of the tips was about a woman who started taking her son into a local Chung Moo Quan school for...

Duration:00:36:24

EP 11: The Death of John Brice Maddox

1/11/2018
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The Death of John Brice Maddox Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries of The Moo, was what happened the night that instructor John Brice Maddox died, at The Moo compound in Naperville, known as ‘The Farm‘. It would be the topic of internet chat rooms, discussion boards, and private conversations. Oddly enough, it was the one topic that the Moo would not comment on. In 1991, Russell Johnson first heard the name of John Brice Maddox, during a meeting with Assistant Illinois Attorney General...

Duration:00:27:55

Ep 10: Opening a New Chung Moo Quan School

1/3/2018
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When a new School opened for the first time, the instructors and assistants would stand quietly in the waiting area. Inside the practice area the National Instructors placed a prayer, from Master, behind the Korean and American flags. This is similar to a christening ceremony, in this case the blessing of Master Kim. Believing that Master Kim had the ability to put his mind into objects, this ritual allowed Master Kim to put his mind into the School. From that day forward, when they...

Duration:00:25:35

Ep: 7 Death inside the School of Chung Moo Quan

12/6/2017
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Part of learning to handle a Chung Moo Quan Martial Arts School involved giving a private lesson. Each ‘information’ that came into the School was treated differently- Everyone’s searching for something; that’s what brought them to the School. The instructor’s job was to figure out what that was. When they came in, instructors used ‘sideways conversation’ to ask questions without revealing the agenda. The first thing was to get them to take a free private lesson. Once they agreed, have...

Duration:00:33:40

Ep. 5 Russell is conditioned to respond to the cults every command.

11/23/2017
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Ep. 5 Russell is conditioned to respond to the cults every command. by Deceived: The Moo Years

Duration:00:29:58

Interview with Motion Picture Story Analyst David Bruskin

11/16/2017
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Charles Hubbell interviews David Bruskin. David spent 25 years as a motion picture story analyst, during which he worked on films that collectively grossed over a billion dollars, including FORREST GUMP, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, and WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS. David also worked as Director of Development for Laura Ziskin Productions and is an author. He served as a story and editorial consultant for the "Deceived" Podcast Series. In this interview, David talks about his 25-year career in...

Duration:00:29:05

Ep. 3 Bait and Switch a choice and an omen

11/8/2017
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Russell experiences a lesson in Bait & Switch and makes choices between career, love or the Moo. He is given an omen sign. Is it a warning of unforeseen events to come?

Duration:00:27:20

Ep. 1 The greatest martial arts master that ever lived?

10/26/2017
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Some believe he was the greatest martial arts master that ever lived; faster and more powerful than Bruce Lee, more feared than Chuck Norris. To his followers, he had supernatural powers. Some said he could levitate and walk up the sides of buildings. To others, he appeared as a demon beast that haunted their dreams. On DECEIVED, we will peel away the mystery of a Korean immigrant who rose from being a janitor, to running a martial art school empire. This is the true story of the notorious...

Duration:00:28:52

Podcast Trailer

10/16/2017
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Deceived: The Moo Years" is the true story of one young man's compelling, at times terrifying, former involvement with the martial arts cult Chung Moo Quan. Based on his soon to be published memoir, "Deceived: a Journey into Darkness", author and producer Russell Johnson's 12 week podcast combines a powerful narrative and witness interviews with martial artists, mind control experts and former victims of the Chung Moo Quan.

Duration:00:02:26