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Kangdukwon Moo Do in Vietnam

by Patrick Harriganon July 23, 2021
Kangdukwon Taekwondo took root in Vietnam and today boasts several schools with hundreds of students, mostly in Ho Chi Minh City but also with many branches abroad.
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WKF-Kangdukwon Moo Do Accord

by Patrick Harriganon July 22, 2021
Following five years of deliberations, discussions and negotiations, the World Kangdukwon Federation has agreed to recognize Ahn Gun Soon's senior Vietnamese student Nguyen Chau and his most dedicated senior students as peers and equals of Kangdukwon students of WKF Chonggae and President Hwa Chong.

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Protected: Kangdukwon flourishes in Vietnam

by Patrick Harriganon July 15, 2021
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
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Kangdukwon in Pakistan

by Patrick Harriganon July 14, 2021
Mir Martial Arts Academy has opened its first club in Karachi, at Boat Basin in Clifton. The club’s current membership count has exceeded twenty. The Markaz Martial Arts Club has opened another branch in Defence Housing Society, Karachi. In addition to TKD, this club also has Mixed Martial Arts in it. Courtesy: Grand Master Saleem […]

The Jim Young Photo Collection

by Patrick Harriganon July 12, 2021
Tang Su Do and Taekwondo in 1960s Michigan U-M TKD Club founder Jim Young’s archival collection of martial arts photos

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it”

by Patrick Harriganon June 24, 2021
Someone asked Michelangelo how he created create sculptures such as Pieta and David. “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it,” he said.

Down the Rabbit Hole: Taekwondo, Black Holes and Finnegans Wake

by Patrick Harriganon June 17, 2021
Fifty-some years ago, I encountered Taekwondo. Little did I know that it would propel me on a life long journey that grows more amazing with each passing day.
Jim Wigginton is breaking multiple world records by climbing the highest mountains, leaping out of airplanes and diving to the lowest part of the ocean in an effort to raise awareness of thyroid cancer, which took his wife from him in 2013.

World Records topple to former WKF Chairman

by Patrick Harriganon February 3, 2021
Jim Wigginton is breaking multiple world records by climbing the highest mountains, leaping out of airplanes and diving to the lowest part of the ocean in an effort to raise awareness of thyroid cancer, which took his wife from him almost seven years ago.

Grand Master Nguyen Kim Châu seen addressing the North America General Confederation of Kang Duk Won Moo Do in 2015

WKF recognizes, salutes Kangdukwon in Vietnam

by Patrick Harriganon February 2, 2021
Nguyen Kim Chau, untiring advocate of Kangdukwon Taekwondo in Vietnam since 1966, recognized as 9th Dan Grand Master

“Taekwondo has spread like wildfire in Pakistan”

by Patrick Harriganon January 31, 2021
Saleem Jehangir reports from Karachi [Karachi, 23 January 2021] Since 1971 when I started introducing Taekwondo in Pakistan, it has spread throughout the country. There is no city, village, or community left in this nation of 230 million people where Taekwondo is not being taught. Today one can see Taekwondo taught in schools, clubs, colleges, universities, […]