Author: Justin Matthews

Taekwondo helping kids overcome trauma of bullying

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The verbal jabs and emotional punches they endure at school have led a group of boys and girls to take up taekwondo at Han’s Taekwondo Academy. “Taekwondo is striving for excellence within the individual, being able to be confined within themselves to go out in the world and stand strong, be…

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Taekwondo: art, discipline and citizenship

The Jadir Taekwondo Association shares a bit of history of taekwondo and how they support youth development within and beyond the sport. Discipline, civility and citizenship. These are just some of the teachings that the practice of this Korean martial art can provide. More than 2000 years ago, a group of young people from the…

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Grandmaster Shin Chul Kang Honors his Masters on the Traditional Korean “Thanksgiving” Chuseok

Grandmaster Shin Chul Kang honoring his Ancestors, Teachers and Masters who have passed during the traditional Korean festival of Chuseok. Chuseok is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in both North- and South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. This tradition takes its roots all the way back to the…

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International Day of Peace

practices for a peaceful life and world since 1972 Master Kim and Jennifer Kim will Speak at International Day of Peace in Korea on September 7 “Be a Global Citizen for World Peace” The Kims are on their way to Korea for the International Day of Peace Programme in Goyang, Republic of Korea. They were invited by the…

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Why was General Choi Exiled from South Korea? The Truth Revealed.

Ambassador Choi Hong-Hi Two-star Major-General (army serial #10044) This is the second part of the story of General Choi’s Tae Kwon Do.  The first part ended with his locating the ITF headquarters in Vienna, Austria, which allowed him to disseminate his martial art around the world.   POLITICAL INFLUENCES Advantages & Disadvantages General Choi was…

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Corruption in Taekwondo

World Taekwondo Former President UN Young Kim for 31 years spread lies & rumors about General Choi. In the 1988 South Korean Olympics he spread rumors of General Choi being a Communist to keep him away from South Korea. Kim wanted to kill General Choi, because he opposed the corruption in Korean government and in…

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