Look up a defnition of alchemy
A medieval chemical philosophy having as its asserted aims the transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of the panacea, and the preparation of the elixir of longevity.
A seemingly magical power or process of transmuting: He wondered by...
GM Han did not invent the story. It was told to him by one of his instructors. Again - it's a story. It's kind of like the bed time stories parents tell their kids. Anyway - talking about this is beating a dead horse. I don't repeat this story to my students but maybe once and I tell them...
I do understand -
Remember that word, written or spoke, correct or incorrect, has collapsed
nations and built empires. I just get heated up with incorrect information is passed from non-reliable people that have nothing to do with the subject. And yet many people will listen to that one...
Which story of origin are you talking about? GM Han or of Youn Wha?
If it's about Youn Wha - yeah it's a story, a legend, no one said it was a real event. Again don't be too literal in your reading.
But again any Joe Blow can talk smack about a martial art and never step inside a school. I...
I am a Youn Wha instructor that has trained in capoeira and USTF before training in Youn Wha. You need to not take everything you read so literal people. Go to a class - try it out - and then form your opinion - plain and simple. Again just to recap some false truths here:
1) We do NOT...
I am looking at a certificate that states this:
Park, Young Chin (Jin)
President (9th Grade)
Dae-Han Hwarang-Do Swordsmanship Association
Above this it states:
"..qualified to be the holder of 7th as a result of the 3rd
Grade Promotion Contest of Swordsmanship..."
Forgive me if I asked this question before but I have now found copies of my Grandmaster's certificates - some of them at least.
I need to know what you guys think of what I have found.
Anyone hear of Dae-Han Hwarang-Do Swordsmanship Association
GM Han received a "holder of 7th as result of...
Ok - let me lighten up a thing or two.
I like to cover my bases when it comes to what I have been told.
I like to ask around and get many idea's and views instead of believing
just one source.
As to our system: I love it and the people I train with. To me being a martial arts fan since...
We do that form as well...unless their is more than one form of Bassai.
The thing I am wondering is that it blocking - in parts - are circular. The beginning for example is using a swinging close handed fan block downwards - more or less.
Ok guys - just an FYI that's me doing the form at my testing this weekend.
To us - the form is called Youn Wha - its our first Youn Wha form (taught at 2nd Dan). Since it has a lot of circular blocking and double blocking/punching I didn't know the origins of this form. I will post this in...
He is still alive - but I have been told that korean's are private in nature and that if I just started asking him questions he may take it as I doubt him and think he is lying. The master's in Dallas will be formally taking him out to eat and interviewing him sometime in the future.
I would wait to ask questions on the Youn Wha web site. I don't want to stir up things for everyone in our association right now - we are trying to keep things behind the scenes until we figure everything out and ask GMH. I don't want everyone going up to GMH and asking...
If you train in the Ozarks I just found out Master Katie and Zack have copies of some of GMH's certificates. Can you drop by there and take some digital photos of at least write down what they say?
I also have a timeline and theoretical lineage of GMH. The master's in Dallas are using my information along with their's and will be asking GMH directly once they get everything organized. The one thing I found out that all of our (TKD) forms from brown belt to 8th Dan are the same one's used...