Category: Martial Arts History

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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A Jungle Trail Built by TaeKwonDo People

In May of 2006 Woo Jin Jung, publisher of TaeKwonDo Times, was in Pyongyang North Korea breaking boards. His hope was to break borders and end 53 years of division between North and South Korea. Just as the US and China grew closer through “pingpong diplomacy” in the 1970’s, Grand Master Jung hoped to resolve…

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Final Respects to the Founder of TaeKwon-Do From Woo Jin Jung

“One thing that is too often missing in today’s world is respect. People should show respect for one another. People should respect their family members, seniors, teachers, neighbors and others. It is important to show respect through actions, not through words. If you show respect to others, they will respect you. In my dojang I…

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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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TaeKwonDo History

최홍희 창시자 한국떠난 이유 1.71년 공화당 선거본부에서 전국유단자 모아달라…유단자는 깡패아님니다 마찰로망명 .2.북에간이유 민주국가는 태권도 보급 잘되고잊는데 사회주의 국가는 안되어서 북한사범을가러처 공산주의국가 소련 중공 동유럽….3. 북에 묻인이유 남.북어디고 묻치고 십다고 TKD Times 부탁하여 양국 최고 지도자에게 의뢰. 남은 김총제게서 안된다하여 북어로 묻침니다.2002 6월 역사임니다.문광부장관 공식문권참조 역사는 못속임니다. This photo is from 2005 when 6 countries, 93…

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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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The Legend behind the Founder of Shaolin Kung Fu

Some legends say that an Indian Buddhist priest named Bodhidharma (Tamo in Chinese), was the founder of Kung fu. Bodhidharma traveled to China to see the Emperor Wu of Liang (Xiāo Yǎn) sometime in the 527 CE. The Emperor had started a large project of having local Buddhist monks translate Buddhist texts from Sanskrit to…

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