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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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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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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 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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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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