Before There was Taekwondo… Taek Kyun!

MM,

Taek kyun was the forerunner to taekwondo. I did not think it was still being taught until a martial arts friend of mine sent me links to the below videos. Watching you can see where taekwondo got its kicks and moves from. However, watching these videos I can see how far taekwondo is from its roots. These martial artists effectively combine hand and feet techniques, not just strikes but grappling and throws. Also amazing to me was the smooth and grace with which they move. They have the smoothness of those old tai chi Masters and the grace of dancers (hence the comparison by some to capoeira).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrdHrNiJ5Ls


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVt-300BMmo

Hope you enjoyed the videos.

BB,
Cassandrah
Your local black belt
Brigid’s Flame

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