These two men have had a great influence on TKD. I did not know much about them until I had read a petition that was signed by some of the the higest members of TKD (as well as other martial arts). This petition had granted one H.U.Lee to the level of 10th Dan and from that point out was refered to as "Eternal Grandmaster."sifu nick said:As far as a hierarchy I wouldn't know. I do know Jhoon Rhee is from the ITF style and Hee Il Cho is from the WTF style.
sifu nick said:As far as a hierarchy I wouldn't know. I do know Jhoon Rhee is from the ITF style and Hee Il Cho is from the WTF style.
Chung Do Kwan was the first kwan or school of the modern Korean martial arts to be established on the newly liberated Korean Peninsula. The name Chung Do Kwan means, "The School of the Blue Waves." This represents a youthful spirit and vitality. The system was founded by Lee, Won Kuk and the school was located in Seoul.
The first seventeen Black Belts of Chung Do Kwan were:
1) Yoo, Ung Jun,
2) Son, Duk Sung,
3) Uhm, Woon Kyu,
4) Hyun, Jong Myun,
5) Min, Woon Sik,
6) Han, In Sook,
7) Jung, Young Taek,
8) Kang, Suh Chong,
9) Baek, Joon Ki,
10) Nam, Tae Hi,
11) Ko, Jae Chun,
12) Kwak, Kuen Sik,
13) Kim, Suk Kyu,
14) Han, Cha Kyo,
15) Jo, Sung Il,
16) Lee, Sa Man,
17) Rhee, Jhoon Goo - the Father of American Taekwondo.
Taekwondo was introduced to the United States by Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee - who is known as the Father of American Taekwondo. He made his first journey to the States in 1956 in a Korean officer training program. After returning to Korea to finish his military service, he came back to the States in 1957 as an engineering student. In 1959, while attending the University of Texas in Austin, he needed income. Thus, he became the first instructor to teach the art of Taekwondo to American students in the United States. Today, in his sixties, he is still a very active instructor and proponent of Taekwondo.
MichiganTKD said:I have read Hee Il Cho's book on WTF forms. Honestly, I was not that impressed. One of those cases where he's trying to be all things to all people, showing ITF and WTF forms. Pick one.
In the book, he seemed more intent on demonstrating how good his technique is than on showing proper form action. If I want to know WTF poomsae, I'll read the Kukkiwon manual. At least they specialize in those.
Absolutely agree! Don't have GM Cho's books on Poomsae, but have looked through them. The Kukkiwon Textbook is the final word on poomsae. The accompanying 2 video set has GM LEE, Chong Kwan performing them. He's in the center:MichiganTKD said:......If I want to know WTF poomsae, I'll read the Kukkiwon manual. At least they specialize in those.
GM LEE, Chong Kwan teaches Poomsae at the Kukkiwon's Instructor Courses. And my photo of him obviously didn't come through.MichiganTKD said:......If I want to know WTF poomsae, I'll read the Kukkiwon manual. At least they specialize in those.
Terry,terryl965 said:Well if you want WTF get ready for change because the Poomse are changing. They are developing a new set as we speak. Anyway Cho Books Blackbelt Poomse are a pretty good read. as you all know if you do WTF Poomse and you did USTU tournaments than you know they have no uniform way of keeping the Poomse straight for all WTF-USTU school teach them differently don't know why, but they do. I guess because most of them look to the sport aspect and really do not care about the Poomse that much atleast that is what I have been told. The USA TKD promises to unified scoring in the future but who really knows for sure. I can't see that happening for everybody looks at different aspects of a Poomse and you can't unified one's thought of how they where tought. MichaganTKD I respect you and you know this but how come you don't do the Pawle gue set (mis-spelled) just a thought.
Terry Lee Stoker :asian: