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Tag Archives: Three Kingdoms Period

Ancient Korean Swords and Sword Arts (Part 2)

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

In South Korea, two sword arts with claimed ancient roots — kumdo and haedong kumdo — have different ties with the nation’s martial past. Learn how they fit into Korean history, as well as that of Japan.
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Posted in Korean Martial Arts History.

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.