Moo Duk Kwan The History and Evolution

Moo Duk Kwan The History and Evolution

by Len Losik Ph.D


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Moo Duk Kwan The History and Evolution by Len Losik Ph.D

The Moo Duk Kwan History and Evolution is an academic reference that includes the history of the founder of the Moo Duk Kwan, Grandmaster Hwang Kee and the development of the Moo Duk Kwan's influence on the creation of Korean Martial arts community post World War II and the Korean War and his conflicts with the new, independent Korean government's secret plan to create a national martial art style to compete in the Olympics and the Korean government's attempt at forcing Grandmaster Hwang Kee to join and lead the Korean governments mandate to change from teaching Tang Soo Do to teaching Taekwondo on its journey to the 1988 Olympics. Moo Duk Kwan History and Evolution explains how the Moo Duk Kwan and Grandmaster Hwang Kee became one of the largest and influential Kwans of the post World War and Korean War Korean community and Grandmaster Hwang Kee's removal as Grandmaster of the Moo Duk Kwan and ordering Grandmaster and Major General Choi, Hong Hi to develop a Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do in support of getting Taekwondo into the Olympics. The author includes the evolution from Moo Duk Kwan Hwa Soo Do to the Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do to the Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do Soo Bahk Do and then to just the Moo Duk Kwan Soo Bahk Do after Grandmaster Hwang Kee retired and his son took the lead of the Moo Duk Kwan. Includes massive Bibliography, Glossary and Index for the serious reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539570783
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/16/2016
Pages: 182
Sales rank: 709,688
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

The author lives in California and has earned 5th Dan Black Belts in Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do almost simultaneously and a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Soo Bahk. Len is married and is a father of three children and grandfather to five grandchildren. Len has been learning martial arts when he joined his first Tae Kwon Do class after graduating college. Len began teaching martial arts after earning a Cho Dan (1st degree) Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do. Len has been using aspects of martial arts in his own life for more than 25 years to bring order, understanding and self-awareness. Len augments his martial arts with meditation, strength-based weight training, boxing skills using hand speed bag, heavy bag and long distance running. Meditation keep his body- mind in-tack, allowing him to train at higher levels of performance while minimizing injuries. Len has written and published many magazine articles, editorials and books related to martial arts for several martial arts magazines including the prestigious Dojang, Tae Kwon Do Times and Black Belt. Many of Len's articles illustrate the forgotten history and evolution of Korean martial arts. For this reason, Len's articles are often republished because of their excellent historical content, unavailable otherwise. Len's articles also appear on many martial arts web sites around the world. Len has also published more than 20 books on Korean martial arts. These books include the traditional styles of Tang Soo Do, Soo Bahk and Tae Kwon Do Korean martial arts. Len currently has more than 25 years of martial arts experience. Academically, Len has earned 4 degrees in Physics and Mathematics, a M.A. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Education. Professionally, Len was responsible for getting the Pentagon to fund the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS), and the design of NASA's International Space Station, NASA's Space Shuttles and NASA's geostationary weather and space science satellites and has worked as an executive at several companies in the computer, telecommunications and aerospace and defense industries.

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