Re: Human Weapon- TKD
Again, it's not. To repeat: Taekkyon itself died out in the late 19th c. in Korea as a widespread activity; it never had the status of a martial art; a new MA packaged as taekkyon was created in the mid-20th c. with no demonstrable connection to the folk foot wrestling game that taekkyon consisted of in the 19th c.; supposedly early documentary mention of taekkyon are actually references to takkyon 'push-shoulders', a generic term referring to unbalancing movements rather than a specific MA, and so on. Specialized MA historians—Stanley Henning, Dakin Burdick, Steve Capener, Manuel Adrogues and others in their mostly peer reviewed publications (Journal of Asian Martial Arts; I've given you the specific references elsewhere so it shouldn't be necessary to repeat them, eh? ) with competence in Chinese, Japanese and Korean have examined the complete documentary record as we currently have it and found absolutely no role for taekkyon in the formation of modern TKD; and this conclusion is supported in the writing of Gm. S. Henry Cho(Taekwondo: Secrets of Korean Karate, 1968) and Gm. Kim Soo
Originally Posted by YoungMan
(in his interview in the January Black Belt).
If you're privy to some new cache of documention that shows that contrary to all currently known evidence, taekkyon had a significant input into current TKD, please provide us with the sources. If not, then all you're doing is repeating unsupported dojang folklore and KMA legends—never the sort of thing recommended for maintenance of one's credibility.
Last edited by exile; 12-28-2007 at 09:44 AM.
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