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    From Okinawa to Korea

    I’m guessing it’s a combination of not wanting to learn new stuff at the expense of the old stuff along with the inclination to think that the way you learned something originally is the best or “right” way. During the decade I lived and taught in Korea, several times we had visitors from North...
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    From Okinawa to Korea

    IMO for those who chose to stay with what they knew it was more about sticking with what they learned - not having to learn new stuff as opposed to "Not Liking" something they would only have passing familiarity with. Therein was part of the Geniuss of KKW TKD . accepting all systems and...
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    From Okinawa to Korea

    I know its been a min since Ive been in here but....Im back! ;) Ive read a few post in this form but not all and Im sure all have already said why and how TKD is connected to karate. But this one caught my attention because of the SHUDOKAN. My instructor, Ki Whang Kim, trained under Toyama...
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    Was Joe Hayes the GOAT of Martial Arts?

    Hey checkout my new vlog on YT: Working on a new video to post today.
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    How did it take to get a black belt under Gichin Funakoshi?

    I know he got his certificate of Hanshi (?) meaning he had the right to teach, from Itosu. There had to be a Dan system by the 1940's because Im always seeing ppl saying that they were promoted by Funakoshi to "this level". Im just curious to how long did they train before they were handed...
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    How did it take to get a black belt under Gichin Funakoshi?

    That suppose to say "How LONG did it take......"
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    How did it take to get a black belt under Gichin Funakoshi?

    Im curious about this. Back in the old days like the 1930's & 40's. And did they do the 2yrs to get 2nd Dan, 3yrs to get 3rd Dan, 4yrs to get 4th Dan....etc?
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    Ask Me Absolutely Anything About Korean Speaking and Phonics

    Ok here's and other one. I tried to get two angles as best as I can.
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    Ask Me Absolutely Anything About Korean Speaking and Phonics

    Ok. I do have an old pic of my teacher in Korea back in the 50's with some writing in the back ground but every time I ask a Korean to translate it they say its old Korean and they cant read it. :)
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    Ask Me Absolutely Anything About Korean Speaking and Phonics

    Ohh....ok. I never knew that. Always wonder. Thanks
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    Ask Me Absolutely Anything About Korean Speaking and Phonics

    Its the blank part I need to know tho. LOL! So did the Korean people migrated from China and did they speak Chinese or was it Chinese writing with Korean pronunciation and thats why they stopped using Chinese characters?
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    Ask Me Absolutely Anything About Korean Speaking and Phonics

    Oh one more. But I think this is written in Chinese. Correct?
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    Ask Me Absolutely Anything About Korean Speaking and Phonics

    Can you read old Korean? I would like to know what this says especially the parts (besides the name and date) that were hand written in. Thanks
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    State your Tang Soo Do lineage!

    Mines would be: Toyama Kanken Ki Whang Kim Me (1st Dan) And then it would be: Toyama Kanken Ki Whang Kim Albert Cheeks Me (2nd-4th Dan)
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    Certification from orgs like Kukkiwon

    He was my teacher. I grew up around him. My dad would take me over his house some Sat and I would watch Kung-fu movies while they would talk. All of us that trained under him refer to him as Ki Whang or Whang Ki when we're taking about him. It's an habit that I got from my senior classmates and...
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