Can we get the traditional Taekwondo back? The kukkiwon has some good plans. What do you think? Would it work?

9:54:00 AM Tkd kwan 13 Comments

Recovery of Kukkiwon-Style Taekwondo (the authentic Taekwondo)
The WTA (World Taekwondo Academy) under the




Kukkiwon will train the authentic Taekwondo. Therefore, it is preparing a new traditional Taekwondo program which will be consisted of Poomsae, Gyeorugi, Gyeokpa(breaking), Hosinsul(self-defense), the fundamental techniques(kicks, blocks, punches, and strikes), discipline, self-confidence, respect, etiquette, and justice.




Nowadays,  the function of martial arts Taekwondo is fading away but Taekwondo is only distorted and developed as a sport. Let all grand masters and masters should practice the traditional Taekwondo.

13 comments:

  1. My children attend a school that teaches the importance of TaeKwonDo as a way of life and not just a sport. Master Hart is passionate about the impact he makes with our children and how that takes effect in their lives. I agree that TKD should always be more than just sport!

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  2. They should Join ITF If they really want to return to traditional Taekwon-Do

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    1. Agree with that. ITF and WTF mast be one.

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    2. I prefer the OPs comment. Abolish the monstrosity that is WT and just have the true traditional ITF.

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    3. True traditional? Chung Do Kwan was the original, and is within the WT line. So if you want TRUE traditional, go back to CDK roots

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  3. Traditional Taekwondo never went away. It's still there. It's just not visible because practitioners don't compete.

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    1. I agree with you master Fernando. It's true. Lets be visible. Something will be done. I believe and i know, TKD master never fail in their decisions. Taekwon

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  4. I'm practising traditional Taekwondo with my students

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  5. Should be one traditional Taekwondo and one sports Taekwondo. One is for selfdefense, and one is for points.

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  6. But surely K-pop dance, sexy doboks and touchy-feely foot fencing are the future.

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  7. I agree. It's even shown nowadays that Taekwondo principles are being forgotten. Some other students they have ambition on getting black belt for less rational reasons they even beg for it to satisfy their needs. Sometimes the power is given to MNA' s Presidents and no more respect to superiors. They corrupt them to get black belt becouse are the one who are holding KMS password and so on. Bringing back ions TKD will full fill the empty side of discipline.So be it Masters. I have infinity passion for Taekwondo. Is my life and the most thing I love beside Lord, my parents, my family and Taekwondo people. Taekwon

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  8. From historical point of view, the classical, or traditional TKD (e.g. Kwon Jae Hwa) is Terje closest to original TKD. But as everything in life, also TKD is developing forward, which is neither good, not bad.
    As Fernando already mentioned, traditional TKD was always here! Come in and try out! Everybody is welcome!

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  9. Traditional TKD had never died, it might have been put to the side as the Olympic aspect prevailed but the original principals are still there. As a club we train both traditional and Olympic sparring. We have instructors who are more focused on the Sport and others who are more focused on the Tradional aspect ... but the student has to learn both. Whoever wants to progress further needs to be tested in all the traditional disciplines mentioned above and as a Federation we follow Kukkiwon Black Belt Grading.

    Traditional TKD can be very interesting, it is just a matter of presenting it and giving it more publicity

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