Tag Archives: ITF

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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World Taekwondo still waiting on promised invitation to upcoming ITF World Championships

By Daniel Etchells at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Saturday, 9 September 2017 World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue has revealed the governing body has still not received a promised invitation to send its Demonstration Team to the upcoming ITF … 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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Tenacity: Pil Sung as a mindset action dynamic

In my article “Pil Sung: The Embodiment of the Tenants of Tae Kwon Do,” I defined Pil Sung’s significance and pulled from the phrases depths the tenants of Tae Kwon Do and discussed their meaning and application to one’s personal … 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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Remembering Ten Years Later – General Choi, Hong-hi

It has been ten (10) years ago today (15 June) that we lost General Choi, Hong-hi (최홍희/崔泓熙) to stomach cancer and complications and he died in a Pyongyang, North Korean (DPRK) Hospital the Kim Man Yu Patriot Hospital (김만유애국병원) surrounded by his wife, … 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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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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“Instructor,” “Master” and “Grandmaster”: An Explanation of the Titles Used in ITF Taekwon-Do

Originally published at : Soo Shim Kwan  After my recent post on the three Korean terms (Moosool, Mooye and Moodo) used to describe the combat arts, it reminded me of one of my first submissions for Totally Tae Kwon Do, in which I describe the differences in … Continue reading

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The Kodang / Juche Controversy

A while back a friend and I got talking about the whole Juche/Kodang controversy. I’ve mentioned in a previous post how differences between the three ITF groups are starting to become noticeable and that one of the major changes one of the … 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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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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