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|Also known as||Songmookwan|
|Date founded||March 20, 1944|
|Country of origin||Kaesŏng, North Hwanghae Province, North Korea|
|Founder||Byung Jik Ro|
|Ancestor arts||Kong Soo Do, Shaolin Kung Fu, Hapkido|
|Ancestor schools||Korean Kongsoodo Association|
|Song Moo Kwan|
|Revised Romanization||Song Mu Gwan|
|McCune–Reischauer||Song Mu Kwan|
Song Moo Kwan, also named "Song Moo Kwan Kong Soo Do ", is one of the Five original kwans (martial art schools) of taekwondo in Korea. Its founder, from 1944, Supreme Grandmaster Byung Jik Ro (1919–2015), was one of the highest ranking taekwondo practitioners in the world, and is considered the "Founder of Modern Taekwondo". As a Shotokan Black Belt under Gichin Funakoshi, Byung Jik Ro created what is commonly known as Song Moo Kwan. While staying largely true to the basic principles of Shotokan Karate Do, he placed more emphasis on kicking techniques within the newly created Taekwondo style. To this day both styles maintain a striking similarity.
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- History of Tang Soo Do
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- Kukkiwon 25th Anniversary Text, 1997 (Korean), Un Yong Kim.
- Kukkiwon Textbook 2006 (English/Korean), Um Woon Kyu.
- Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo Homepage
- World Martial Arts Center, Song Moo Kwan US Headquarters
- American Song Moo Kwan Association
- Korean Taekwondo Association
- The Kukkiwon - World Taekwondo Headquarters
- The World Taekwondo Federation
- Taekwondo Hall of Fame
- European Song Moo Kwan Association
- Song Moo Kwan International Dan Search