Hwa Chong, World Kangdukwon Kwan Jang Nim and President

“I have given you a compass. Now use it!”

by Patrick Harriganon August 24, 2021
 Hwa Chong, the Kwan Jang Nim of Kangdukwon Taekwondo, continues to urge Taekwondo students of all ages and levels to grow and evolve both as martial artists and as human beings. Taekwondo training and principles, he says, should be understood and applied at all levels and all periods of our lives, otherwise we fail to live up to our full potential as human beings.

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

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.