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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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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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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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Short Form #2

Short Form 2 6th Kyu Purple Belt Theme: Advancing with front hand block; front and rear hand counters, utilizing body momentum, rotation, and gravitational marrage. Salutation: Start from a meditating horse stance facing 12 :00. 1. With your right foot … Continue reading

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Shim Jun Poomse 심전

“Planting seeds for the future.” Interpretation is a new role of loyalty through physical and mental training. 1. Left foot steps east to middle stance (right heel pivots first, stance is with right heel and left toe on east-west line); … 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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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 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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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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