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Doug Nowling, Director General

About Doug Nowling, Director General

Nowling sahyun has been a long time student of the martial arts and a history major and has been published and continues to promote all martial arts via the Kido Kwan blogs.

Blown apart: the divided world of taekwondo

In a photo taken on September 21, 2017 team members from North Korea (centre) and Russia (right) fight during the women’s team event of 20th ITF World Taewondo Championships in Pyongyang. The world of taekwondo is even more divided that … Continue reading

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World Taekwondo still waiting on promised invitation to upcoming ITF World Championships

By Daniel Etchells at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Saturday, 9 September 2017 World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue has revealed the governing body has still not received a promised invitation to send its Demonstration Team to the upcoming ITF … Continue reading

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Kukkiwon Dan Tests & Certification Courses in USA JUNE 8 – 11, 2017

  March 15, 2017  Dear Kukkiwon Taekwondo Family, The next Kukkiwon certification courses in the U.S. is on JUNE 8 – 11, 2017 University of Berkeley, CA Kukkiwon International Masters Instructor and Poom/Dan Test ExaminerCertification Courses Plus, Kukkiwon Dan Promotion … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, 신년인사

January 1st 2017 Letter No: 11 태권도를 사랑하는 모든분과 송무관 가족께 드립니다. 2017 정유년 새해를맞아 복 많이 받으시고 여러분의 가정에 건강과 행운이 가득하시기를 기원합니다. 지난한해 태권도의 전통무도와 가치향상을 하는데 열심히 뛰었습니다. 늘 성원과 격려를 보내주신 모든분들께 감사드립니다. 오는 한해에도 여러분과 … Continue reading

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The Unification Cases of Germany and Korea: A Dangerous Comparison (Part 1 of 2)

By Ruediger Frank Germany’s unification in 1990 has remained a popular model for future Korean unification, with its precedents on issues like the transfer of legal systems and technical standards, requirements for infrastructure investment, unification costs and social aspects. A … Continue reading

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Thinking of the Kukkiwon

By KIM, UN-YONG September 4th is a historical day in which I had Taekwondo adopted as an official Olympic sport in 1994 during the IOC session in Paris, which commemorated the 10th anniversary of IOC. It just so happens that … Continue reading

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Please Help Us Support Wounded Warrior Project

https://fundraise.woundedwarriorproject.org/rtt/Fundraising/individual/37161383 As many of you know, I’m passionate about giving back to our nation’s service members – the few who fight to protect the freedom of this great country. Often times many of these inspiring individuals come home with wounds … Continue reading

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ROK blocks DPRK in martial arts competitions

  SEOUL, July 27 (Yonhap) – The South Korean government has blocked North Korea’s participation in a martial arts competition here in September, after Pyongyang accepted an invitation, a Washington-based news media report said Wednesday. According to Voice of America … Continue reading

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2016 Kukkiwon Masters Certification Course

  July 2016       2 Ways to Register by August 15,2016: (1) Online Pay & Register: www.kukkiwoninfo.org (2) Mail registration form (link below) & mail check payable to “USSTF”: Dae Han Martial Arts, 1755 Dennis KempLane, Kennesaw, GA … Continue reading

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Passing of Grandmaster John Tompkins

We are sad to learn of the passing of Grandmaster John Tompkins July 6, 2016.  GM Tompkins was 72 and first joined the ITF after his service with the U.S. Army and served as a aviation crew member for the … Continue reading

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Grandmaster Promotions Annouced

With the birth of Taekwon-Do on April 11 1955 when Taekwon-Do was given its name, many in the  name of Taekwon-Do have been promoted to 9th Dan (degree).  General Choi first appointed 9th Dan was Rhee, Ki-ha of Scotland, followed … Continue reading

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2015 Kukkiwon Invitational Course in USA

October 24, 2015 DEAR KIND AND HONORABLE READER, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE: 1. With the authority and responsibility to maintain “global standards,” the Kukkiwon is implementing regulations in the U.S. that are already successfully established … Continue reading

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Russia and North Korea to Co-Produce Film On Taekwondo History

by Vladimir Kozlov 10/20/2015 10:58am PDT The film will be the first co-production project between the two countries in over 25 years. Russia is planning the first co-production with North Korea since the Soviet era as part of a larger … Continue reading

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I Am Taekwondo!

  The date of birth of the founder of Taekwon-Do, Choi, Hong-Hi is approaching.  November 9th, make a difference!  Show the would that you are TaekwonDo!  Hold the sign, or make your own declaring ” I am TaekwonDo” and then … Continue reading

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Help us Help You!

Tell us what you think!  Email us and tell us what you think, what you would like to see, email with your students profiles, achievements, your schools, instructors etc.  We will be happy to promote your events, testings etc.  If … Continue reading

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WTF Taekwondo Demo Team will perform at the UN Headquarters

The World Taekwondo Federation said today (Sunday) the will perform at the UN Monday. Share on FacebookNo tags for this post.

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Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation

By Daniel Etchells at the Yasur Dogu Sport Arena in Samsun The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has revealed details of the pilot project for its Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, which aims to deliver the sport and education programmes to refugee camps … Continue reading

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Song Moo Kwan 송무관-松武館 & Why its more important then you think!

Coming soon will be a history of Song Moo Kwan (松武館-송무관) and really the history of the Korean Kicking and Punching arts from 1944 on.  It was very influential in the formation of the Korean Kwans (Chung Do Kwan 청도관-靑濤館, … Continue reading

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COMG SOON!!!

Wall art for your home, school or office!  Hangul (Korean) and Hanja (Kanji/Chinese) related to your Korean martial art school, style or even organization.  There will be no more then 27 of any one design.  Each design will be hand … Continue reading

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IOC HEAD AWARDED HONORARY WTF 10TH DAN BLACK BELT IN TAEKWONDO

SEOUL, Korea (August 19, 2015) – International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was made an honorary 10th Dan black belt in the martial art of taekwondo today, during a visit to the headquarters of the sport’s world governing body. The … Continue reading

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Kukkiwon Dan Test USA

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What is your art?

You can choose more then one art…. 7/16/2015 Answer Votes Vote Count/Percentage Taekwon-Do (Chang Hon, ITF) 19 Votes(54%) Tae Kwon Do (ATA, WTA, otherwise non-affiliated) 2 Votes(5%) Taekwondo (WTF, Kukkiwon) 3 Votes(8%) Hapkido 2 Votes(5%) Shototkan Karate 1 Votes(2%) American … Continue reading

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NOMINATING GEN. CHOI FOR THE MOST HONORABLE INCLUSION IN THE HALL OF FAME

Absent political considerations there should be no valid reason to exclude Gen. Choi from any Martial Art Hall Of Fame. While his many accomplishments speak for themselves, many do not realize that some of what he did was unprecedented & … Continue reading

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Black Belts Win!

Two Kido Kwan black belts competed April 26, 2014 in Corpus Christi, Texas U.S.A. Eddie (left) 3rd place breaking, 2nd place Patterns(Choong Moo), 2nd place Weapons (Bo Staff) Alan (right) 3rd place breaking (Me and Eddie tied), 2nd place sparring, … Continue reading

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Survey Update

IF you take this survey, your answers will only count if you fill in the basic information asked.  This is in part to insure we don’t have duplicate posts etc. AS OF 14/ July/2015  4098 VOTES President Choi, Jung-Hwa aka ITF-C … Continue reading

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