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Information or articles related to the Kido Kwan and it’s affiliates

The Amelia Earhart of Taekwon-Do

Coming soon an interview and history of the ITFs first female senior black belt (4th Degree) and a trailblazer for all ITF women to follow!  A female pioneer in the martial arts and Taekwon-Do since 1963 over 54 years and … 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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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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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 Facebook

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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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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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Taekwon-Do, Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do, TaeKwon Do, A study of Words

Lots and lots of things have been said about “what is Taekwon-Do” and how to “spell Taekwon-Do”, Taekwondo, taekwondo, Taekwon do, Tae Kwon Do, TaeKwonDo etc.  Of course, going strictly by the way it is written in Taekwon-Do’s country of … Continue reading

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GM Benny Rivera passes

It is with great sadness to inform that Grandmaster Benny S. Rivera “Father of Taekwon-do in Puerto Rico” has passed away suffering from heart attack. Our sincere condolences go to GM Rivera’s family and students. May his soul rest in … Continue reading

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Passing of Nam, Tae-hi

It’s with deep regret that we notify you that Grandmaster Nam, Tae-Hi (March 19, 1923- November 7, 2013) has passed away in a hospital near his home in Garden Grove, CA. USA. More to follow soon! Share on Facebook

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Totally Tae Kwon Do

The Kido Kwan and several of it’s members have  been featured or written articles that have appeared in Totally Tae Kwon Do, which is a downloadable PDF magazine for Tae Kwon Do enthusiasts across the globe. The magazine dedicated to all … Continue reading

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Cherokee Nation Loses its first Martial Arts Grandmaster

An instructor of one of the Kido Kwan Directors has sadley passed… BY STAFF REPORTORS of the CHEROKEE PHOENIX WICHITA, Kan. – Wilson Vann, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and master instructor of martial arts, died on Aug. 8 … Continue reading

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Kukkiwon Has new President 국기원은 새로운 대통령을 가지고

Master Lee Kyu Hyung (Kyemyeng University – 9th Dan) is the new President of Kukkiwon after being provisionally named yesterday by the Director of the organization’s board, Mr Hong. Master Lee Kyu Hyung will immediately start working for Kukkiwon, as … Continue reading

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How DPRK Corruption is hurting the Taekwon-Do World

Written & Published by Doug Nowling, 23 July 2013 This is another article in a series that is focusing on the DPRK “influence” in the Taekwon-Do world.  Good or bad, the DPRK has had it’s hand in things and in … Continue reading

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Martial art taekwondo pioneers and promoters

By Andrew Salmon Jhoon Rhee, left, Choi Hong-hi, center, and Kim Un-yong are three of the key figures who have taught, developed and marketed Korea’s most successful non-industrial export — martial art taekownndo — to the world. / Korea Times … Continue reading

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