Category Archives: Korean Studies & History

Kukkiwon President describes the Funtion of the Kukkiwon 극기원

An older video but a great resource Share on Facebook Tags: Always Take Action, American Taekwondo Association, ATA, Blue Wave, Carlos Chuck Norris, certain victory, Chang Hon, Choi Hong Hi, General Choi, Grandmaster, Grandmaster Choi, Gwen F Hall, Hall Taekwon-Do, … Continue reading

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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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Protected: The Amelia Earhart of Taekwon-Do

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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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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!

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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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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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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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NEW ARTICLE -TEASER

  A new article called about two of Taekwon-Do/Korean history generals…below is a sample of the new article by Master Doug Nowling Much has been written about many of the movers and shakers of Taekwon-Do histories.  This article will discuss two Korean figures that … Continue reading

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North Korean Fallacies

By Henry M. Seggerman South Korea’s response to North Korean aggression was inept: The real reason the South’s responses to the Cheonan sinking and the Yeonpyeong shelling were so tame is Seoul. North Korea has 11,000 heavy artillery pieces pointed … Continue reading

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Korean war and Taekwondo

Of Korean war and taekwondo LAST SHOT By TITO S. TALAO December 11, 2010, 7:42pm MANILA, Philippines — Sung Chon Hong was five when the Korean War broke out in June of 1950. And despite warning signals brought on by … Continue reading

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A step toward restoring Korea’s lost legacy

By Kim Yoon-mi In November the French and the Japanese governments announced they would return the Joseon-period royal books on court rites and ceremonies that had been taken by force from Korea in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. … Continue reading

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