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Tang soo do

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Chil Sung Ee Ro

The Chil Sung forms of Traditional Taekwondo (and especially Tang Soo Do) were introduced by taekwondo pioneer Hwang Kee in 1952. The phrase Chil Sung means "Seven Star" and and refers to the seven stars of Ursa Major (the Big Dipper constellation). According to one story, Hwang's father had a dream in which he saw the bright star (Sam Tae Song) before his son's birth. He named his son "Tae Nam" which means "star boy", and Hwang used this as the basis for naming his forms. Other sources…

Taekwondo & it's counting* All Taekwondo practitioners, whether competitors or not are at all times expected to uphold the five tenets of Taekwondo. These are *Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control and Indomitable spirit.*  Korean is a beautiful but complex language. Counting to 10 can be simple –depending on what you’re trying to count.  The words are pretty easy to pronounce, though, and if you want to simply count to 10 in Korean - including for Taekwondo – it’s not that hard.

Taekwondo & it's counting* All Taekwondo practitioners, whether competitors or not are at all times expected to uphold the five tenets of Taekwondo. These are *Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control and Indomitable spirit.* Korean is a beautiful but complex language. Counting to 10 can be simple –depending on what you’re trying to count. The words are pretty easy to pronounce, though, and if you want to simply count to 10 in Korean - including for Taekwondo – it’s not that hard.

The Chil Sung forms of Traditional Taekwondo (and especially Tang Soo Do) were introduced by...

The Chil Sung forms of Traditional Taekwondo (and especially Tang Soo Do) were introduced by taekwondo pioneer Hwang Kee in 1952. The phrase Chil Sung means "Seven Star" and and refers to the seven stars of Ursa Major (the Big Dipper constellation). According to one story, Hwang's father had a dream in which he saw the bright star (Sam Tae Song) before his son's birth. He named his son "Tae Nam" which means "star boy", and Hwang used this as the basis for naming his forms. Other sources…

Pyung Ahn Cho Dan

This form is a traditional taekwondo form, meaning it pre-dates contemporary forms (such as those used by the ITF, ATA, and WT). In other words, this is a form used during the 1950s within the Nine Kwans that eventually came together to form taekwondo. Older forms such as this one were often based on forms from other martial arts. The details and names of these older forms tend to vary more widely from school to school as well. The version shown here is just one version; the reader should…