In 1981 Chang Hak Kim arrived in Brazil and created the Brazil Eagle Club, where Taekwondo Kang Duk Won and Hapkido Kuk Sool Kwan were practiced. Patiently over the decades he has defined the future of Kangdukwon and Hapkido alike in Latin America and Portugal.
Kangdukwon Grand Master Lim Moon Kyu taught taekwondo to Master Kim Chang-Hak. In 1966, already at 2nd dan, he began teaching taekwondo in Seoul, Korea.
The story of taekwondo in Portugal resembles that of the art in many other countries around the world. Taekwondo’s great popularity has worked both to its advantage and to its disadvantage. It attracts people of all kinds — but not always for the best of reasons.