is ITF taekwondo koreas original korean karate?

is ITF taekwondo korean karate?

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4 Responses to is ITF taekwondo koreas original korean karate?

  1. Msc says:

    Huh? doesn’t make sense and Chinese came up with marital arts

  2. FastEddie says:

    What the hell do you mean Korean karate? Karate is martial arts originated from Japan and TKD is martial arts originated from Korea.

  3. TheXGamer says:

    Technically karate is a Japanese/Okinawan art. However outside of asia karate has become a generic term for all striking arts from those those two area and Korea.

    Anyway ITF style tae kwon do is not Korea’s original “karate” style. Tae kwon do wasn’t created till the mid 1950s by Hong Hi Choi the founder of the ITF. Arguably Korea’s first “karate” would be Tang Soo Do founded by Won Kuk Lee head of the Chung Do Kwan school. Lee had trained and received black belt ranks in Japanese Shotokan Karate under the system’s founder Gichen Funokoshi. After returning back to South Korea from Japan, Lee began teaching karate in Korea and named it Tang Soo Do. Which is why the art’s forms (kata/hyung) are the same as those found in Shotokan.

    Hwang Kee founder of the Moo Duk Kwan organization was a student of Lee’s. Originally Hwang named his art Hwa Soo Do, but after training with Lee began using the name Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan for his art.

  4. TheRealTruth says:

    ITF Taekwon-do is a korean martial art founded by the late gen choi hong hi on the 11th april 1955 .
    I have been practising it for 20 years .it is a martial of it’s own not a form of karate
    Gen choi used some study from karate and other arts such as taekyon as influence whilst developing the art and created Taekwon-do . but it is not karate ,it is noticably different .

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