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Hwa Rang Do Founder Joo Bang Lee on the History of Korean Martial Arts

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Korean martial arts history has never been a simple matter. Many of its twists and turns resulted from the painful Japanese occupation that lasted from 1910 to 1945, but others stemmed from matters as mundane as the Korean-English language barrier. Meanwhile, practitioners and scholars have argued, struggled and fought about the evolution of the various
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Posted in General Martial Arts History, Hapkido, Hwa Rang Do, Korean Martial Arts, Korean Martial Arts History, Taekwondo, Traditional Martial Artists.

The Morihei Ueshiba Biography: From Sumo to Aikido

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was born in 1883 in the fishing and farming village of Tanabe, Japan. He was the only surviving son of a prosperous father and cultured mother who considered him their gift from heaven. His premature birth hindered his physical development; even when he was fully grown, he was little more than
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Posted in Aikido, Aikijujutsu, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Jujitsu, Traditional Martial Artists.