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Tag Archives: world taekwondo

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Taekwondo?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Three experts — the legendary Hee-Il Cho, the ATA’s G.K. Lee and the 1992 Olympic gold medalist Herb Perez — weigh in on how taekwondo has changed since it joined the largest sporting event in the world.
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Posted in Taekwondo.

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 Korean Martial Arts History.

Combat Hapkido’s John Pellegrini: 2004 Black Belt Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Brandon, Florida-based John Pellegrini is one of the world’s leading authorities on hand-to-hand combat. He recently reached a milestone by celebrating his 40th year of martial arts training. He’s built a track record teaching a wide range of people to defend themselves, including citizens with no training, experienced martial arts school owners and instructors, and
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Posted in Close Quarters Combat, Combat Hapkido, Combatives, Hapkido, Self-Defense Experts.