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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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Integrity: A Shield for Good Character

When Gen. Choi, Hong-hi listed the tenets of the ITF®, he put Courtesy as number one and placed Integrity next to it. Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit follow, in that order. Courtesy is first because it, by it’s innate … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is hard!

The learning process, regardless of the subject matter, has the same potential to find sticking points. Whether it is intellectual problem solving or physical development plateaus. These have only one way to finally develop further – the acceptance of being … Continue reading

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Becoming Courageous & Strong Younglings (And Adults)

What seems like a lifetime ago now, my Aikido teacher in Duluth, MN challenged me to read Joseph Campbell’s Hero With A Thousand Faces. Sensei Brad Bergeron had the right idea. I have never read well and the book is … Continue reading

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Do they know your name?

One of the strangest parts of being in my martial arts school is that the less I talk to you, the better that you’re doing. This doesn’t mean that you receive less instruction for your curriculum. What it means is … Continue reading

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discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment

Discipline is one of the most difficult words that I know. No, it isn’t a spelling thing! The difficulty comes from all the aspects that it encompasses. All of the little things that are required to truly have discipline. The … Continue reading

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The End

“Start with the End in mind.” is a very popular concept for how to build a business. It helps create guidelines for what needs to be accomplished in order to succeed and reach a final goal. That’s tough when there really … 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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Discipline vs Self-Discipline

The martial arts are often thought of when parents want their children to learn discipline. This is a skewed view of what is actually taught. The martial arts teaches self discipline that the student uses to empower their life. It … Continue reading

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ETAT – Education, Training, Application, Teaching

The true method of personal development! Over Labor Day weekend, I got to spend time with Supreme Grand Master Joon Pyo Choi at the grave side memorial that he hosted for the founder of Song Moo Kwan, Supreme Grand Master … Continue reading

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The Value of Training

How much time and effort are you willing to put into your martial arts (or any other activity for that matter)? Are you willing to travel? Are you willing to pay the fees? If you answered “Yes” to those questions, … Continue reading

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Carefulness

“JRD Tata had a friend who used to say that he misplaces and loses his pen very often. He will use only very cheap pens so that he need not worry about losing them. He was worried about carelessness habit. … 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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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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