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Ji Do Kwan The Way to Wisdom: The Creation and Evolution of Korea's Only Eclectic Kwan

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Ji Do Kwan The Way to Wisdom provides the most information available in one place about the Ji Do Kwan that includes the history and creation of one Korean Kwan that was unlike all the rest. Through its dynamic and sometime precarious existence, the Ji Do Kwan survives Korea's civil war to become a major influence in the 1950's era of Korean Kwans and the internal conflicts between the Korean martial arts community and the new, independent, post Japanese occupation Korean government fighting the Korean martial arts community to unify and Ji Do Kwan's support to the Korean government and its secret plan to force the Korean martial arts community to create Taekwondo and get Taekwondo into the Olympics as Korea's national martial art, just as the Japanese government was working to do the same with Judo. Other chapters focus just on the Ji Do Kwan and other important Korean Kwan's and their influence on the direction of Ji Do Kwan, their Grandmaster's conflicts with Ji Do Kwan Instructors and Grandmasters and which Kwans became famous and why and which did not and disappeared. There are tables for correlating traditional Ji Do Kwan Tang Soo Do Hyungs (the predecessor to Taekwondo) and Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Poomsae to Okinawa and Japanese Kata versions. There are also several tables for correlating many more Hyungs to Chinese, Okinawa and Japanese Kata that existed and evolved during the 19th and 20th centuries and a Korean martial arts chronology. This book has the largest amount of information in one location about the Ji Do Kwan and its instructional methods that made it one of the most powerful Kwans with some of the information about the Ji Do Kwan will not have been be published previously. The author includes a substantial Bibliography of over 80 references, a Glossary and all encompassing Index for the serious reader of martial arts history. This book is for the serious, experienced and knowledgeable reader of Korean martial arts and a reader

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Individual Sports
Size: 234 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

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