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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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Martial Arts Business: Dealing with Sexual Abuse, Molestation, Shame, and Your Profit

Written by Tom Callos UPDATE LINK CLICK HERE! If you haven’t heard the news, the man who was thought of by many as the preeminent martial arts school / industry business teacher in the world, hung himself last week, just a … 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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