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The Making of a Modern Myth: Inventing a Tradition for Taekwondo

Korea Journal, vol. 56, no. 1 (spring 2016): 61-92. © Korean National Commission for UNESCO, 2016 * This article was supported by research funds from Seoul Women’s University. Steven D. Capener is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation Studies at … Continue reading

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Respecting the Past and Martial Art Legacy

GWEN F. HALL – SAH HYUNG             I began Martial Arts training in 1963 while a college student at the University of Kansas. The art was an Okinawan Karate style and upon graduation from college in March 1967 and moving … Continue reading

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The Theory Of Power – A General Martial Art Concept

By Gwen F. Hall 8th Dan Tae Kwon Do                 Concentration, Balance, Breath Control, Reaction Force, Speed interrelated with mass: these elements formulate the Theory of Power.  For those who are aware of them, there is sometimes a disconnect between naming … Continue reading

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Kenpo Salutation

1. Attention Stance. Have your right arm straight out towards 12:00 as a fist. Bring your left hand to rest on it as a blade. 2. Step your right foot forward into a right front crossover as you pull your … Continue reading

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10th Kup to 9th Kup White Belt (ADULT 15 plus)

10th Kup to 9th Kup (White belt-low to White belt –high Yellow Stripe) Testing Syllabus/Colored Belt Requirements Kido Kwan Martial Art International™ SECTION 1 – REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE 1a. The meaning of white belt (hin-tti): The white belt signifies the innocence … Continue reading

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Pil Sung: Embodiment of the Tenets of Tae Kwon-Do

  by Lt. Gwen F. Hall U.S.N. April 1976, first published Fall 1976 Author with General Choi, 1981 Chicago, IL. U.S.A.   The phrase and philosophy of “Pil Sung” was introduced to TaeKwon-Do by Mr. Eun, Sang Ki.  Similar concepts are taught … Continue reading

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