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Master Choi Jung Hwa – The Moral Crusade Has Begun – Part 3


The Moral Crusade has begun In the previous two articles Master Choi has spoken about his childhood, his relationship with his father and the art of Taekwondo. In this final part of the interview, Master Choi moves on to speak on society and the moral duty martial artists have. There’s no denying that society the … Continue reading

Humility and the humble bow


Every martial art has at least some tenets or ideals that promote ‘goodness’. By goodness, I mean that they require the student to follow a set of morals and ethics, which would generally be viewed by the majority as good. These usually include humility, the ability to keep going no matter what (indomitable spirit), honesty/ … Continue reading

Instructing – a privilege that can be taken for granted


Let’s face it, when you’re feeling ill, down, tired, grumpy or just plain lazy, teaching of any kind can be a chore. When what you’re teaching is as physical as most martial arts, and as athletic at Taekwondo can be, motivation can be as hard to find as hen’s teeth. This weekend, it was hammered … Continue reading

Open-mindedness is vital to success in the martial arts


As a former technical consultant and features editor for what were the four leading martial arts magazines in the U.K. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of great martial artists with an open-minded approach to training and evolution. I also et a lot of their students and, interestingly, a lt of these students … Continue reading

Parm Rai – Dedicated to Taekwondo


Snapshot questions: Full Name: Parmjit RaiAge: 41 yearsLength Training: Started Taekwon-Do in 1979Grade(s): 7th Degree Master InstructorStyle(s): ITFInstructor(s): Master Choi Jung Hwa, President of ITF —- end call out box —- —- call out box —- Snapshot of the person Favourite Food: IndianFavourite Music: anything relaxingFavourite Book: Taekwon-Do EncyclopaediaFavourite Pattern: Hwa-RangFavourite Technique: Downward KickFavourite Film: … Continue reading

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