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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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Taekwon-Do and the DPRK Part 1

Taekwon-Do as so many should know was officially introduced in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) aka North Korea in 1980.  Prior to this the DPRK did have its own version of karate since the 1950’s after the DPRK was … Continue reading

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Juche Fiber and the ITF: The True Story of the “Blue” ITF Dobak

This is the true story and history of the very short lived ITF “color” uniform of the early 1980s.  We have interviewed black belts, masters and students of the time, and gotten the history, the material and reasons behind the … Continue reading

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Mass Attack (w/video)

Mass Attack (1st Kyu Brown Belt) Mass Attack is a form taught in the Tracy’s system of Kenpo and Chinese Kenpo; and it features two versions. The primary version is the most well-known, but it does flow into the B … 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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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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Tracy’s Kenpo Karate Curriculum

Tracy’s Kenpo Karate Curriculum Yellow Belt (Hachikyu) Techniques Japanese Sword (AB)…………..  (A) Left Punch  (B) Right Punch Chinese Sword (AB)…………….  (A) Right Punch  (B) Left Punch Delayed Sword………………….. Right Punch Knee of Vengeance……………..  Two hand grab Fang of the Cobra……………….  … 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 1954-1956

by Will Tracy 3/8/97 (revised 1/11/98) (second revision 8/8/99) Professor Chow promoted Ed Parker to brown belt before Ed returned to Brigham Young University in the fall of 1954. Ed’s three years in the Coast Guard made him eligible for … 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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