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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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Protected: The Amelia Earhart of Taekwon-Do

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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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ITF Patterns: Artistic Expression or Self-Defence? — Neither

Originally published here Recently there was a poll on a Taekwon-Do Facebook group that I belong to that asked whether or not practitioners view the ITF (Chang Hon) patterns to be more involved with “artistic expression” or more to do … 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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Long Form 5

Long 5 is known, alternately, as the Takedown form, the point-of-origin form, the parallel line form, or the hand-accent form. Throughout the form, notice the use of the pattern of claw, back-knuckle, pushdown, using alternating hands. Do the full Kenpo … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Taekwondo from Japanese Karate

By Eric Madis[1] Taekwondo (t’aegwondo, kicking and punching way/art) is a Korean martial art and combative sport distinguished by kicks, hand strikes, and arm blocks. Its sanctioned history claims that taekwondo is 2,000 years old, that it is descended from … 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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The Origin of Kenpo Karate

by Will Tracy 33/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) Kenpo is a Japanese unarmed fighting art that was brought from China to Japan about 700 years ago by the Yoshida Clan and was quickly adopted by the Komatsu Clan. The … Continue reading

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Kenpo Karate Setting History Right 1962-1964

by Will Tracy 3/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) (updated 06/16/2009) The period between 1962 and 1964 saw more visible changes in Kenpo than any other time. Not only did brown tips go to the colored belt system that has … Continue reading

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Kenpo Karate Setting History Right 1960-1962

by Will Tracy 3/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) Ed Parker kept his promise to Professor Chow and opened another school about twenty miles south of Pasadena in early 1960, but it was a complete failure, and closed before April … Continue reading

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Kenpo Karate – Setting History Right 1949-1954

by Will Tracy 3/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) Kenpo Karate today owes its very existence to Ed Parker, as it was Ed Parker who brought Kenpo Karate to the mainland from Hawaii and made it world famous. Ed Parker … Continue reading

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Etymology of Pattern Names & More!

UPDATED 03 OCT 2017 This page is to give more insight into the etymology of the names picked by Gen. Choi and others to promote the Chang Hon style of Taekwon-Do. The first set of ‘characters’ are Korean (Hangul), the … Continue reading

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Tang Soo Do Dan Bon 단봉

The explanation for the DAN BON 단봉 system is contributed to H.C. Hwang the son of the founder of the Moo Duk Kwan® and comes directly from their site here The Database below is from previously published newsletters and instructor sources and … Continue reading

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