Category: Martial Arts History

Would a Proposed Virginia Law Outlaw Martial Arts and Firearms Training?

The following story appeared on Snopes website: An amendment to a law that was already on the books makes no mention of key points raised on junk-news sites. In late November 2019, conspiracy sites started posting an article originally published by Natural News, that falsely reported the state of Virginia will consider legislation outlawing martial arts…

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Collection Item: General Choi Special Issue & Tiger Kim Twins Unvaulted!

General Choi Special Issue & Tiger Kim Twins Unvaulted! Don’t miss out! Soon this piece of martial arts history will be returning to the vault! Only recently unvaulted for the first time! Check out this January 2000, Special Edition of Taekwondo Times featuring Taekwondo founder General Choi Hong Hi. He was there at the beginning…

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History Making Assembly of ITF Leaders

Greenland Taekwon-Do which made history by celebrating its 40 year anniversary on October 12, also hosted a history making assembly of ITF leaders.                   Meanwhile, young competitors in the Anniversary tournament proudly display their medals.             Some of the natural beauty of…

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History in the making: 275th Jung’s Taekwondo Promotion Test

Saturday, August 11, 2019 marked the 275th Promotion Test at Jung’s Taekwondo since 1974. This test was a momentous day in the lives of Grandmaster Dr. Terry Hall who tested for 8th Dan, Grandmaster Peggy Stuart Slatten who tested for 7th Dan, Richard Hermann who tested for 4th Dan & Emina Kephart who tested for…

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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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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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