Tag Archives: Taekwon-Do

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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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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1st Kido Kwan-Malaysia Color & Black Belt Testing Held!

Master Benny Teh held his first rank testing (Kup/Dan Classing MAS-001) under the auspices of the Kido Kwan™ recently and we would like to congratulate not only Master Teh, but all of his students who tested and passed with great results! New Rank   … 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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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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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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