Taekkyon Training Course
This was posted on taekwondo net by GM Al Cole, newly appointed Head of Taekkyon in the US. It may be of interest to the members here:
Opportunity to become the first generation of Taekkyon Master's in the USA
and Pan Am region
Taekkyon USA will hold the 1st American Taekkyon Instructors Qualification
Training Course at Taekkyon USA headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio on
February 4, 5, & 6, 2011.
This course is the first of its kind to be held in the Pan American Region
and will be conducted by the USA Taekkyon Instructors Leadership Academy
under the authority of the World Taekkyon Headquarters Seoul, Korea.
Presenters of the course will be the Dean of USA Taekkyon Instructors Academy, Grandmaster CHUN Won Ki and former Dean of the Korea Taekkyon Instructors Academy, Master LEE Si Hyeok.
Taekkyon USA is specifically encouraging Taekwondo instructors learn about
- Taekwondo masters can learn Taekkyon more quickly as there are
many related physical actions.
- Taekwondo masters can increase the prestige of their school by
adding Taekkyon as an additional course of advanced and historical study
- Taekwondo masters can develop a strong relationship with the
cultural community in Korea, increasing their knowledge of ancient and
popular Korean culture
- Taekwondo masters can be among the first pioneers of Taekkyon
- Taekwondo masters have the opportunity to be selected as leader
of Taekkyon in their state, region or nation (Pan Am)
Interested candidates who wish to be the first generation of Taekkyon
instructors in the USA and Pan American Region should contact Taekkyon USA Headquarters to request additional information, registration application and schedule.
USA Taekkyon Headquarters
Al Cole, Director & Chong Bon Bu Jeon Su Kwan Jang
8664 Lake Shore Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44060
e-mail: email@example.com_ (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
_www.taekkyonkorea.com_ (http://www.taekkyonkorea.com/) (USA link coming soon)
Taekkyon is Korea’s oldest existing martial art sport and is the predecessor of all Korean martial arts and considered by many to be the ancestor of Taekwondo. Taekkyon was near extinction until in 1958, SONG Duk Ki
demonstrated Taekkyon with a friend at President Seung Man Rhee’s birthday
celebration. Upon seeing the demonstration, President Rhee stated that he was watching “Taekkyon”, as he remembered seeing Taekkyon in his youth. From that day, word slowly spread about the existence of SONG Duk Ki being the last living practitioner of Taekkyon.
Several decades later a Taekwondo Grandmaster and martial arts enthusiast
named LEE Yong Bok searched out Song and began learning Taekkyon from him and his student SHIN Haeng Seung. As Grandmaster Lee practiced with Song and Shin, he investigated, researched and documented as much as he could about Taekkyon in order to preserve it for future generations. This insured that Taekkyon would not be lost and live on. Grandmaster Lee organized his findings into a comprehensive and logical curriculum and began teaching students and developing future Taekkyon leaders. Today Taekkyon is practiced by over 500,000 members in every province of South Korea in Junsukwan (Dojang) and as University programs, example is the Taekkyon Department and Team at Yong-in University. Taekkyon Korea (KTA) also became the official member of the Korea Sports Council, and Sport for All association, all under the World Taekkyon Headquarters (WTH). Taekkyon has since spread to Europe, Africa and other parts of Asia. Now it begins to spread in the Americas.
This is KTA, or "Daehan" taekkyon. It's a bit different than the kind you see on the TKBattle videos, though KTA people participate in those matches. So it's really "USA KTA Taekkyon Headquarters."
The sheer prospect of Taekkyon coming to the states is awesome. Hopefully, somewhere down the road, I'll be able to find a school to attend.
if taekyyon was around, i prolly would be doing that. i wish it was here around the time i was doin TKD. haha
That's awesome, I hope we get a Taekyyon branch down here in Texas someday!