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Taekwondo Kids

Posted by on Sunday, August 30, 2015, In : Photography 



Taekwondo Kids

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Spinning Reverse Roundhouse

Posted by on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, In : Gifs 

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Kun Gek Do Side Kick

Posted by on Monday, June 9, 2014, In : Photography 



A practitioner of Kun Gek Do, (a form of Korean kickboxing) demonstrating a high side kick.

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Ancient Korean Sparring

Posted by on Saturday, April 5, 2014, In : Art 


This mural was painted at Kak-Je Tomb in Koguryo, one of the ancient Three Kingdoms of Korea. Produced in the age of San-Sang, the tenth king of the realm who ruled Koguryo from 197–227 CE, it shows combatants sparring in the early Korean martial art Soo Bak-Gi, a precursor to modern taekwondo.

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Flashkick

Posted by on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Gifs 

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Taekwondo Quadruple Kick

Posted by on Friday, June 28, 2013, In : Gifs 

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Taekwondo Kick

Posted by on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : Gifs 

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Taekwondo KO

Posted by on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : Gifs 

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Taekwondo History Legends – Nam Tae Hi

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Photography 

Major Nam Tae Hi with some of his students from the Vietnamese Army in the early 1960's

Nam Tae Hi is a modern day Taekwondo Legend who was instrumental in the formation of the art in its current form. Born in Seoul, Korea in 1929 he began his martial arts training as a school boy. After demonstrating the art to the President of South Korea (Syngman Rhee) in 1954, it was introduced to the military and five years later, Nam and a team took Taekwondo oversees for the first time when they demonst...
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Taekwondo History Legends – Song Duk Ki

Posted by on Thursday, November 1, 2012, In : Photography 


Song Duk Ki demonstrating his art in Seoul in 1964


Song Duk Ki was a master of taek kyon, (a precursor of taekwondo), who was instrumental in preserving Korean martial arts in the first half of the 20th century. Taek kyon and soo bak were the main forms of art being practice at the time and they would later go on to be blended together along with moves from karate and kung fu, to help create modern taekwondo.

However this would have been impossible without a group of masters, led by Song Duk K...
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Taekwondo History Legends – Lee Duk Mu

Posted by on Thursday, September 13, 2012, In : Art 


During the Yi dynasty (1392 – 1910), interest in learning martial arts in Korea faded considerably, partly as a result of a growing emphasis on classical learning on subjects such as music, art, literature and poetry, as opposed to physical pursuits that were favoured in earlier periods.

By 1790, the martial art forms that would later develop into Taekwondo were at risk of dying out so in a bid to retain their knowledge, King Chong Jo ordered Lee Duk Mu, one of his generals and a martial ...
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Taekwondo History Legends – Chin Heung and the HwaRang

Posted by on Saturday, August 25, 2012, In : Art 


One of the earliest influences on taekwondo history and philosophy was the twenty-fourth King of Silla, Chin Heung. He organised a special fighting unit for his army who were well trained, elite warriors known as the HwaRang who were prolific with weapons as well as an unarmed combat system called SooBak.

They became taekwondo history legends because their whole lives were dedicated to protecting their realm. They were also taught spiritual matters and they were expected to live by an honou...


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