TAEKWONDO from Korea’s National Martial Art to Olympic Sport: How Taekwondo Helped to Unite a Country

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Taekwondo From Korea’s National Martial Art to Olympic Sport includes the creation, history and evolution of Taekwodo and defines the popularization of the Korean national martial art to change into an Olympic sport. Includes the many interactions and confrontations between Grandmaster and Brigadier General Choi, Hong Hi and the difficult and uncooperative Korean martial arts community leadership who were all fighting for the Korea’s government’s sponsorship and financial rewards if their style was once chosen as Korea’s Olympic sport. This reference describes the important thing people, the important thing discusions, key decisions, the important thing dates and events that created Taekwondo from Tang Soo Do and surprisingly Korea’s 1500 year old fighting art, Taekkyeon (please see the writer book titled, Taekkyeon, Korea’s 1500 Year Old Fighting Art) and how Taekwondo became the Korean national martial art and then Olympic sport even as other countries were working to make their martial art an Olympic sport. The writer features a description of the history of ancient Korean fighting arts, the history of the 20th century Taekwondo Kwans that united and agreed that Taekwondo would overcome the many obstacles that existed to get Taekwondo from an unorganized group of odten hostile and defensive post WW II Kwans situated in villages and towns around the country, to the beautiful Kukkiwon and into the Olympics. Chapters include the entire major Taekwondo organizations such as: ITF Tae Kwon Do, WTF Tae Kwon Do, ATA Tae Kwon Do, Kuk Moo Kwan, Jung Do Kwan, Yun Moo Kwan, O Do Kwan, Sang Moo Kwan, Ji Do Kwan, Chang Moo Kwan, Chung Do Kwan, Han Moo Kwan and Moo Duk Kwan. There could also be a Korean martial arts chronology with each and every Kwan founder’s name, the founders style, the dates each and every Kwan opened and who was once the Grandmaster for each and every style and approved Taekwondo terminology and a substantial Bibliography, Glossary and Index for the convenience of the reader.

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