Category: Martial Arts History

The Perseverance of a Warrior

Master Bo Jo (1158-1210CE) “Master Bo Jo was a leading Zen Master during the Koryo Kingdom. Master Bo Jo taught that true learning only came from experience, a person could learn from hearing, seeing or feeling, but this type of learning was not permanent without personal experience. An example Master Bo Jo gave, was that…

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Ever wonder where the Ethical Rules of Taekwondo come from?

Ever wonder where the Ethical Rules of Taekwondo come from? Zen Master Won Kwang(543-640CE) Master Won Kwang was a great monk who was asked to give all the Hwarangdo warriors guidance. Master Won Kwang gave them five important points to follow: 1. Be loyal to your King. 2. Be obedient to your parents. 3. Be…

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