The Jim Young Photo Collection
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”
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
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.
World Records topple to former WKF Chairman
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.
WKF recognizes, salutes Kangdukwon in Vietnam
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”
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, […]
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 […]
Archives of the World Kang Duk Won Federation Hwa Chong: Success through Discipline, Agility and Innovation Kangdukwon and the Future of the Middle East WKF salutes Vietnam’s Grand Master Nguyin Kim Chau World Records topple to Thyroid Cancer Campaign Advocate Saleem Jehangir: “Taekwondo has spread like wildfire in Pakistan” Who is a Do-Ban? Video: GM Chi […]
In the annals of Taekwondo, among the original nine schools or kwans, Kang Duk Won (‘The House of Radiating Virtue’) is most associated with the Power of Virtue as the ultimate source of Peace, Justice, Balance, Prosperity and Happiness. Today the world is sorely in need of all these, starting with Peace. Illustrious Kang Duk […]