Kim Bok Man

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Kim Bok Man (born December 1934, Korea), 11th dan, is an early pioneer of Taekwondo in the 1950s and 1960s in South East Asia, particularly Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. He started martial arts training in the Korean art of Taekyun in 1941 at the age of 7. While he was a master sergeant in the Korean army, he was called to Malaysia by General Choi Hong Hi, Korea's ambassador at the time, to teach taekwondo to members of the government party in Malaysia[1] and subsequently to develop Taekwondo, particularly some of the forms created by General Choi, and another martial art called Chun Kuhn Taekwondo.[2][3]

Ch'ang Hon Patterns by Kim Bok Man[edit]

Bok Man Kim and Jae Lim Woo helped General Choi develop 15 tuls, or patterns, between 1962 and 1964 while Gen. Choi served as the Korean Ambassador to Malaysia. In no particular order, these tuls are:[4] Chon-Ji, Dan-Gun, Do-San, Won-Hyo, Yul-Gok, Joong-Gun, Toi-Gye, Kwang-Gae, Po-Eun, Choon-Jang, Ko-Dang, Yoo-Sin, Choi-Yong, Se-Jong, and Tong-Il.

Books by Kim Bok Man[edit]

He is the author of several books on martial arts.

Practical Taekwon-Do: Weapon Techniques. 1979: Sunlight Publishing..

Chun Kuhn Do: The Complete Wellness Art. 2002: World Chun Kuhn Do Federation. ISBN 9780971788503.

Taekwondo: Defense Against Weapons. 2012: YMAA Publication Center. ISBN 978-1594392276. Taekwondo: Defense Against Weapons was selected as a Best Books Award Finalist by USA Book News in 2012.[5] This book reprints Practical Taekwon-Do: Weapon Techniques from 1979 with small changes in layout.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choi, Hong Hi (2000). Taekwon-Do and I (Volume 2). ITF. p. 35. ISBN 1897307551. 
  2. ^ "Who is Bok Man Kim". World Chun Kuhn Taekwondo Federation. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Anslow, Stuart (2013). From Creation to Unification: The Complete Histories Behind the Ch'ang Hon (ITF) Patterns. Republic of Ireland: Check Point Press. ISBN 978-1-906628-55-0. 
  4. ^ Anslow, Stuart (2013). From Creation to Unification: The Histories Behind the Ch'ang Hon Patterns. Republic of Ireland: Check Point Press. ISBN 978-1-906628-55-0. 
  5. ^ "2012 Best Book Awards". USA Book News. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 

See also[edit]

Taekwondo in the Philippines