Sport - Combat sports

dong kuen He was Member of the Korean National Team from 1962-1966,
and Team Captain from 1964-1966. He was undefeated in over
200 matches upon retiring into the Korean Amateur Athletic
Association Hall of Fame. He served as Head Coach of the
U.S.A. National Team in 1979, 1992, 1993 and 1994 He is
still considered by many to be one of the greatest Korean born
Taekwondo players of all time.

Master Sam Chaar is a 7th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art; a 3rd degree black belt in the Japanese art of Kiokushin Karate; a 3rd degree black belt in the art of Aiki- Jujitsu; and a black belt in the art of Kung Fu. Chaar was a member of the 1988 Olympic Team in Seoul, Korea; competed in the 1990 U.S Nationals; 1994 World Karate Champion Gold Medallist; and was the 2003 US Nationals Silver Medalist.

Master Chaar is still competing and has earned two grand champion titles and three first place achievements in the year 2003.

master sang woo kim
Master Sang Woo Kim is one of the more accomplished Tae Kwon Do masters in the world, as well as being a master instructor of Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do, he has had schools in Korea, been a Korean national champion and served the sport at the highest level in his native country. In person he epitomizes qualities of a true martial arts master.

Master Sang Woo Kim was born in South Korea in 1955. He began his martial arts training at age 7. Having been from a family deep rooted in martial arts, his father was a master in Judo and Kendo and Grandfather was a martial arts master in the Government's secret service. Master Sang Kim continued his training throughout his teenage years, he graduated from Chungang University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

After university, Master Kim entered the military as an officer. He was assigned to the Korean Special Forces in the airborne division and he started teaching combat martial arts. During this period Master Kim had already achieved his 5th Dan in Tae Kwon Do. He was later given the position as head combat intructor for the Special Forces as demonstrated by his incredible physical and teaching abilities. After his service in the military, Master Kim opened up numerous schools in Korea. His first school was called "Dong Ku".

In 1986, Master Kim and his family imigrated to Canada. He started his club in the south end of London on Wortley Rd. and in his first two years he had 300 students. Of them 4 were junior Canadian Champions and later 8 were on the Ontario team. Some of his students later went on to compete in the national and international level. In 1990, 4 of Master Kim's students competed at the Canadian Nationals of which 2 placed second in all of Canada.

Master Sang Kim continues to produce many champions both in the ring and off. Nowadays, Master Kim has devoted most of his time in sharing martial art knowledge to the younger generation, the children. He has shown the same dedication that lead to the creation of many young champions to his teachings to the elderly and the young.

Master Sang Kim's dream and goal is to spread the beauty of Korean Martial Arts and its Korean Culture to Canadians and at the same time, help people better themselves through Martial Arts teachings.

Tae Kwon Do in Korean translates to: tae - which means foot or kick, kwon - which means fist or hand, and do - which means art or way.

this is the korean alphabet

round sia

steel kama

num chucks

snap kick

round house kick

side kick

back kick

axe kick

sicore kick

6th Degree Black Belt
Tae Kwon Do training since 1974
Tae Kwon Do instructor since 1976
Former Midwestern champion in free sparring, forms, and breaking competition
1979 AAU National Tae Kwon Do Tournament - 2nd Place.
Has over 20 affiliated schools throughout Northeastern, WI.

Tae Kwon Do is an ancient system of self-defense originating in Korea. It is based on defense: the philosophy assumes that you are not the aggressor. If you must defend yourself, however, tae kwon do teaches you fast and powerful kicks and punches.
Tae kwon do also fosters concentration, patience and self-discipline.

tea-kwon-do (Sport - Combat sports)    -    Author : will - USA

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