Tae Kwon Do, The Creation, History and Evolution

 
9780974135809: Tae Kwon Do, The Creation, History and Evolution

Tae Kwon Do, The Creation, History and Evolution defines the creation and popularization of the first martial art to become an Olympic sport. The many interactions and confrontations between the difficult Korean martial art leadership who were all fighting for the Korean government's recognition and the money that was promised that came with the recognition. This reference defines and describes the key people, the key decisions, the key dates and events that created Tae Kwon Do and how Tae Kwon Do became the first martial art to become an Olympic sport while many others were working to do the same around the world. The author includes a complete description of the ancient Korean fighting arts, the history of the 20th century Tae Kwon Do Kwans that united and agreed to name their style Tae Kwon Do and the many obstacles that existed getting Tae Kwon Do from an unorganized group of schools located in villages and towns around the country after the Korean War into the Olympics. Chapters include: 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 is also a complete Korean martial arts chronology with each Kwan founder's name, the founders style, the dates each Kwan opened and who was the Grandmaster for each style, also includes a complete Tae Kwon Do terminology and the bibliography used.

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