Don’t Forget To Watch…
There is so much content for Members…
It’s no wonder some of it gets missed.
In this series we will bring you video snippets to remind you of the best stuff.
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 10 – Paul McPhail performs Juche forwards and backwards
For my 5th degree black belt grading in 1993 I thought it would be a cool idea to perform Juche Tul forwards then backwards for General Choi.
The plan failed miserably as I started the backwards part… I hadn’t even considered the possibility that General Choi would take offence to it. He turned his head and refused to watch. I figured… well… I may as well carry on now and struggled through to the end.
I passed the grading so I guess the General had forgiven me by the day the results were announced.
Here is the footage of the pattern at the grading.
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 9 – General Choi – The Encyclopaedia
This incredible audio footage was captured on cassette tape by Paul McPhail in 1981… as the founder talks about the encyclopaedia long before it is even published.
Listen to the entire recording here.
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 8 – General Choi – A student of moral culture
This is the very special video of General Choi at his last ever full IIC. Here he talks about Taekwon-Do and moral culture and even mentions he himself is a student.
Members can find this footage on the website or in the App entitled General Choi in Jamaica 2001.
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 7 – Grand Master Van Binh
In 2005 a unique seminar was held in Finland, where (then) Masters Tran Trieu Quan and Van Binh Nguyen gave an in-depth look into the whole system of Taekwon-Do. There were participants all over the world; Mariusz Steckiewicz (POL), Kurt Ottesen (CAN), Håkan Magnusson Lang (SWE) and Per Andresen (NOR) few to mention.
Members can find this footage on the website or in the App entitled Self Defence by GM Van Binh
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 6 – The Side Back Strike
TKD Coaching has many hours of footage featuring General Choi Hong Hi instructing. In this clip Mr (now Master) Mark Banicevich asked the General about the angle of the arm for the side back strike. You can see Grand Master Tom McCallum watching on, as he was present at many of Gen Choi’s seminars around the world.
You can find this footage at minute 9:15 of the video entitled GEN. CHOI IIC 1998 PART 5
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 5 – The “Karate” Expert
The documentary from the 1970’s features First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha as the “Karate Expert”.
You can find this footage at minute 18:14 of the video entitled Old New Zealand TV Clips.
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 4 – I’m Better than you are!
Classic Master Hutton humour. And a classic seminar from the Master’s Master.
You can find this footage at minute 10:17 of the video entitled Master Hutton Seminar.
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 3 – Why are there 6 W-Shape Blocks in Toi-Gye?
A question everyone was always too afraid to ask. Well this brave junior black belt gave it a go back in 1998, and here is General Choi’s response.
You can find this footage at minute 25:41 of the video entitled GEN. CHOI IIC 1998 PART 5
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 2 – First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha
One of the most well known Taekwon-Do Masters in the World is Grand Master Rhee Hi Ha. He is widely recognised as the ‘Father of British Taekwon-Do’ for introducing this martial art to the United Kingdom since arriving in 1967.
Members can see a public demonstration by him and his members at the UKTA 30th Anniversary seminar.
You can find this demo at minute 31:30 of the video entitled Old Martial Arts Footage.
DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 1 – The Amazing Park Joong Soo
The amazing Park Joong Soo demonstrating tournament rules in the official ITF Film of the early 1970s.
This film probably had a sound track but we have not been able to locate it. The idea was probably to explain all the ITF tournament rules of the time, with Park Joong Soo demonstrating them.
In this snippet watch his amazing speed and technique – especially his lead leg side kick – performed in a way many athletes only developed in more recent years.