Author: Justin Matthews

Tribute to General Choi by: Grandmaster Bobby Kim

Tribute to General Choi By Grandmaster Bobby Kim I met General Choi Hong-Hi in Aurora, Colorado, when he visited my dojang, Kim’s Taekwondo Institute, during the early nineteen seventies. At that time, he was already regarded as the “father of Tae Kwon Do,” but he still had much important work ahead of him. Before his…

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Encylopedia of TaeKwonDo

Check out this amazing Digital TaeKwonDo Encylopedia set written by: General Choi Hong Hi, the founder of TaeKwonDo. This set is truly meant for any serious martial arts practitioner or teacher that wants to take their knowledge to the next level. This is one of the most comprehensive martial arts volumes ever written! As a…

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The wife of TaeKwonDo Founder General Choi Hong Hi

This is an excerpt from General Choi Hong Hi’s wife, Mrs. Choi Hun-Hi at the 100th Birthday Celebration of TaeKwon-Do Founder General Choi Hong Hi: “Good morning I would like to thank you and welcome you. I am honored to be with you at this meaningful event.  We are all here together, united by TaeKwonDo.…

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What and who are we if the “Art” in “Martial Art” no longer exists?

Choue Chung-won has been the President of the World Taekwondo Federation since 2004 when the founder of WT Kim Un-yong was removed because of corruption. For many years the Taekwondo sport has been dominated at the top levels of leadership by politicians, not Taekwondo people. Politicians do not understand Taekwondo as an artform, only as…

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Martial Arts star donates entire $714 Million fortune to charity

LIVING A SIMPLE AND HAPPY LIFE, CHOW YUN FAT PLANS TO GIVE $5.6 BILLION HKD NET WORTH TO CHARITY On his reason for giving away his fortune, Chow says, “The money’s not mine. I’m only keeping it safe for the time being.” Expressing that money is not the source of happiness, he added, “My dream is to…

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Yujin Kang Earns 75th Gold Medal in the National Poomsae Competition

Yujin Kang, Head instructor of Namchang Dojang,  earned her 75th Gold Medal in the National Poomsae Competition hosted by the Korean Industries Taekwondo Federation. So far throughout her career, she has earned three gold medals in the international matches and 75 gold medals in various domestic competitions.Kang’s records have lasted for 22 years ever since…

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History and principles of Taekkyon, Korea’s ancient folk martial art

Taekkyon is a traditional bare-hand martial art developed by the Korean people and is recognized as the original form of bare-hand martial arts in Korea. Before the 6th century, Taekkyon was practiced by the ruling classes and from the 9th to 12th century, became very popular, even among the common people. According to the Koryusa,…

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