Who (or what) is a Great Peng?
“The purpose of Taekwondo is to turn ordinary people into extraordinary people.”
The poem that inspired Nelson Mandela, ‘Invictus’ Read by Morgan Freeman
“I have given you a compass. Now use it!”
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.
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it”
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.
Who is a Do-Ban?
Hwa Chong on spiritual friendship Everyone needs trusted companions who can accompany one through life as lifelong friends. In Korean language there is a term for such friends. They are Do-bans, literally ‘Tao companions’. We must pursue the truths of life by awakening spiritually. That is the ultimate aim of Taekwondo. Today Olympic sports are pursued […]