Honors and Their Meanings
Traditional Song Moo Kwan Logo

Twice this year I have had the fortune of receiving awards. It is the second that is most humbling as it comes from a completely unexpected source. I have been training in Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo for 35 years now. The first 10 years with the Karate North organization lead by Master Tom Sullivan. This […]

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What Happens Next?

The current social perspective about competition and rewards has lead to having an undue amount of each, in my opinion. I first noticed this as a colored belt in Taekwondo participating in tournaments. This weekend was this “Championship”, the next would be that “Championship”, then some other “Championship”. This was confusing after growing up watching […]

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The Line of My People

“…there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.” Recently my martial arts training has taken a major upturn. After many years of training and researching my Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo heritage, I have received a chance to take some really big forward steps. Additionally, I’ve had another chance to train […]

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The True forms of Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo, volume 2

Volume Two of the Chung Bong hyungs is available now through CreateSpace (linked below) and will be available through Amazon and on Kindle by the end of the week. Thank you, Tanya Bartelt for the photography work and putting up with the project. You can pick up your CREATESPACE paperback copy here – https://www.createspace.com/5480487 – […]

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It is NOT what you THINK you see!

Often, when watching highly skilled athletes, we see amazing skills. Usually, though, what we think we saw is not what happened. Seidokan Aikido founder, Shihan Roderick Kobayashi, regularly stated that “advanced techniques are basic techniques made simpler.” The problem is that beginning and intermediate students intellectually understand the thought but don’t connect the concept when they […]

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