Song Moo Kwan

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Song Moo Kwan
Also known as Songmookwan
Date founded March 20, 1944[1]
Country of origin Kaesŏng, North Hwanghae Province, North Korea[2]
Founder Byung Jik Ro[3]
Arts taught Taekwondo
Ancestor arts Kong Soo Do, Shaolin Kung Fu, Hapkido
Ancestor schools Korean Kongsoodo Association
Official website www.songmookwan.com
Song Moo Kwan
Hangul 송무관
Hanja 松武館[4]
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.[3] Its founder, from 1944, Byung Jick Ro, [5][3] is one of the highest ranking taekwondo practitioners in the world.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Shaw's History of Taekwondo Archived 2007-11-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ History of Tang Soo Do
  3. ^ a b c "Grand Master Byung Jick Ro and the Song Moo Kwan", www.songmookwanwa.com, 2010, web: SMK-hist.
  4. ^ 네이버 :: 지식iN
  5. ^ "A Modern History of Taekwondo", tkd.stanford.edu, 2010, webpage: StanEdu-twd.

Sources

  • A Modern History of Taekwondo, 1999 (Korean), Kyong Myung Lee and Kang Won Sik, ISBN 89-358-0124-0.
  • Global Taekwondo, 2003 (English), Kyo Yoon Lee, ISBN 89-952721-4-7.
  • A Guide to Taekwondo, 1996 (English), Kyo Yoon Lee, ISBN 89-85936-05-0.
  • Kukkiwon 25th Anniversary Text, 1997 (Korean), Un Yong Kim.
  • Kukkiwon Textbook 2006 (English/Korean), Um Woon Kyu.

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