5,000 Years of Korean Martial Arts: The Heritage of the Hermit Kingdom Warriors
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“5000 Years of Korean Martial Art” is a one of a kind history book. No other Korean martial art history book available on the market is as complete and in-depth. Citing historical references for reinforce, and featuring many rare pictures and some images that aren’t to be had from any other published source. This book attempts to place Korean martial arts in it’s proper historical perspective in relationship to Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Both Chinese and Japanese martial arts have well known and documented histories, so much so that they have got completely overshadowed Korean martial art history. I have attempted to compensate for that overshadowing by focusing on the successes of the Korean martial arts during history. Barry Harmon has a BA degree in “Psychosomatics and Alternative Healing Studies” from San Francisco State University. He has an acupuncture degree from the San Francisco College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is certified nationally through the NCCAOM and license to practice acupuncture in Texas. Along with his academics, he has been training and studying martial arts since 1965 and Kuk Sool Won since 1971. In 2002 KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) featured Master Harmon and his family in an hour long documentary which used to be aired during South Korea. Master Harmon currently holds an 9th degree black belt in Kuk Sool Won and has been featured in a lot of martial arts magazines. In 2005 he used to be chosen by Tae Kwan Do Times magazine as instructor of the year. He has taught martial arts in many countries all over the world including South Korea.