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VOLUME 12 | ISSUE 09 | OCT/NOV 2007


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2007 ITF World Championships Event report and picture special.


Tony Vohra A first class instructor!


Torite Taekwondo Question and Answer session between John Burke TKD Instructor and OCFM Coach and Jason Wing, Director of Sport at Spalding Grammar School.


Chan Sau TKD-KMA Profile.


Beijing Olympic Team Announced GB TKD Team Announced For Beijing Olympic Qualifying Tournament In Manchester.


Inter-Service Championships Eleventh Inter Service Martial Arts Championships.


LTSI’s Dirty Dozen Strike Out! 10th London Open Championships report.


Greek Summer Camp 1st Duk Moo Academy Summer Camp in Greece - Part 1


Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Society By Russell Boon.


Zak Woon The Unsuspecting Master.


London Open 2007 Guildford Spectrum event report and Medal Winners.





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The ITF - 2007

World Championships By Daniel Lamin 6 | Taekwondo and Korean Martial Arts

The turbulent build up to the 2007 World Championships started back in March with the first of two selection tournaments. On completion of the selections process almost fifty P.U.M.A. members were selected as part of the England and Scotland teams. Due to the delays with the selection process all competitors involved have had to work phenomenally hard over the last couple of months to ensure that they were ready for what would be one of the biggest World Championships in ITF history. The girls and ladies teams spent the weekend prior to the World Championships training five hours a day with coaches Gary Bradshaw and Daniel Lammin to ensure that they were fully prepared for the team events. Then on Monday the 31st of July, they all headed to Birmingham along with the rest of Team UK and competitors from all corners of the World. Registration, the weigh in and all of the draws took place on Tuesday and it was at this point that it became clear just how many competitors and countries had descended on Birmingham. At the final count, over forty countries from six continents had teams at the championships, making for a truly international event. Over the course of the day the nerves and anticipation started to build as everyone began to realise the size of the task that lay before them, with four full days of competition ahead.

After the opening ceremony and speeches the tournament finally got underway on Wednesday afternoon. All of the patterns and sparring finals were scheduled for Sunday but never the less there were still plenty of medals on offer over the first three days. It was the juniors who started things off with P.U.M.A. and UKITF strongly represented in almost every category. The junior team contained a good mix of youth and experience with many of the successful team from Australia being joined by a number of students competing

at this level for their first time. Chris Randle, Mike Whitlock, Natalie McColl and Marie Udall all performed superbly to reach the finals of their respective patterns categories. England’s first medal was claimed by Sonia Harris in the 1st degree patterns category, a fantastic performance from someone competing in her first World Championships. To read the rest of this article pick up a copy of Combat magazine available from WH Smith and all good newsagents.

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a first class instructor By Matthew Sylvester

In the September issue we covered how Master Vohra became the highest ranked official WTF Taekwondo Master in the United Kingdom. Not only is he officially the highest ranked WTF 8th Dan in the United Kingdom, but he’s also the countrys only 1st Class instructor. Taekwondo and Korean Martial Arts | 9

Master Keith Evans ,Grandmaster Vohra,Master Young Yip Na ,and Ryan Brendan at the kukkiwon Instructor course 23-28th July 2007

UK’s ONLY first class instructor. August was a truly unique month for him as he first qualified as an 8th Dan and then went straight through to his 1st Class Instructor’s course. The regime that he had to follow whilst on the course was very regimented indeed. Doboks had to be worn at all times, whether or not they were physically training or in the classroom and they were expected to sit up straight and stand whenever an instructor or lecturer entered the room. So strict was this regime that the students were given press-ups if they were late. Anyone who failed to follow the rules was told that they could either follow the rules or go home.

Master Vohra has given Taekwondo & Korean Martial Arts magazine an exclusive insight as to what the now tried and tested course actually consists of. “Every day in the course started at 0830 and then ran through to 1700. We were then expected to self-study from 1800 onwards.” The week started with all of the students present (over 100) submitting all of the relevant documents along with the $200 registration fee. Considering that this is a five-day course taught by some of the highest ranking officials in the Kukkiwon and WTF, $200 for such training is an amazing deal. Included in this price were the textbooks that all students were expected to read and make notes in.

Master Vohra with Master In Kwon Jang in Seoul Korea 18-31.07.2007

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Master Vohra beginning congrulated Ryan Brendan at the kukkiwon Instructor course 23-28th July 2007 on receiving commendation letter from Kukkiwon president Woon Kyu Uhm

Kim Byung-un was their first lecturer and he more than set the tone for the rest of the course. “He explained the general format as to how things operated and gave a two hour lecture on the Kukkiwon and how it operates. No matter what grade the students were, Kim Byun-un explained that the Kukkiwon is solely responsible for the development of Taekwondo as well as the certification of all black belts. He went on to explain that the WTF was solely the sport section. With this in mind, he explained how Taekwondo is a complete martial art and not just a sport. Tae is 25% Kwon is 25% and Do is 50%. If we’re looking at examining someone we have to

Entrance to Kikkiwon, 23rd to 27th July 2007

look at the ‘Do’ over the plain kicking and punching.” The course instructors also made sure that everyone present was able to cover the full martial art rather than one specific aspect. Basic movements were taught in the dojang by Lee Jong-Kwan. “He was kind enough to have given us

Master Vohra with Oh,Dae Young Ph.D World Tae Kwon Do Academy Kukkiwon Academic Section Head at Kukkiwon 11th 1st/2nd/3rd class Foreign Instructors Course, Seoul, Korea23-28 23-28July July2007 2007 Course,Seoul,Korea

private training for my 8th Dan the week before. Mr Noh, Hyng Jun then took us for basic forms Taeguk 1-8 which carried on through to 1800. Three hours of training under the World Champion of Poomsae was a real honour.” Because certain countries or groups might have their students doing things dif-

ferently in their patterns, the objective of the course was to ensure that everyone is now singing from the same hymn sheet. All of the information presented on the course was contained in the textbooks and the instructors also made their presentations available for all present. During the week the attendees were

Master Vohra (on edge) with Hae Man Park Vice President, TAEKWONDO CHUNGDOKWAN H.Q.President,TAEKWONDO CHUNGDO ASSOCIATION. Special Advisory,KUKKIWON, Higher Degree (8-9Dan) Examiner, KUKKIWON at the Kukkiwon after meal out in the evening on 28 July 2007

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Mr Lee Hyung-Sun(Section cheif of International Department), Mrs Sung Soo-Hyun, Master Vohra,Mr Oh Sung-Hoon (Director of International Department), Young-Jip Na of the Kukkiwon International Detpartment 18-31.07.2007

also taught Poomsae by Master Noh Hyng-Jun and Kang Il-Pil who took them through the black belt forms. As the forms got higher and more advanced, Master Lee (who had taken Master Vohra for private lessons) took on for the higher Dan Pomsae. Previously, Taekwondo was ‘blind’ to the different body shapes of students the world over. Stances, for example, were set at ‘1.5 shoulders long, 1 shoulder wide’. Now however, instructors are being told to take individual body shapes and needs into account. “We were told that we had to take an individual’s different build into account by Master Lee so all the techniques are now taught that depending on body shape, students can still deliver techniques that are effective for them.” School trip to the Kukkiwon 28/7/2007

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Master Vohra with Chong-Kwan Lee Education Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters 8th Dan, General Manager of Academic Department of the Kukkiwon, Vice President of Poomse Special Committeeof the WTF at Kukkiwon on 23-28.07.2007 in Seoul South Korea

So in-depth was this course that Master Seo Jung-yoon gave a lecture covering fundamental club management. In this lecture he taught the attendees on how to run a successful club, as well as how to treat students and ensure high retention. The Head of Planning and Development Kim Byung-Sung’s lecture went into promotions (gradings), student eligibility, and even what they should look for including correct eye control and breathing. Attendees were then taught an unbiased and complete history of Taekwondo from the start through to modern day by Master Ha Ung-yong. Aside from the more traditional and business orientated aspects of Taekwondo, students were also taken

through a two-hour presentation of the World Taekwondo Federation rules by Master Lee Sang-Hun. Often when someone gets a black belt it is assumed that they are immediately able to teach Taekwondo to all and sundry. This is not the case however and the Kukkiwon recognises that it is very important to ensure that even high-ranking Dan grades fully understand the best teaching practices and methods. With this in mind, Master Son Chun-Taek gave an in-depth presentation of Taekwondo teaching methods. During his speech he covered the format of how you teach people, how to treat children and how to get the best out of people. The 1st Class Instructor’s course is the most in-depth course on Taekwondo that anyone (regardless as to whether

they are ITF or Kukkiwon/WTF) can attend. This is backed up by the fact that not only do attendees cover patterns, teaching methodology and how to run their schools, for example, but they were also taught how to plan and conduct demonstrations. Master Lee KyuHyun of the Korean Demonstration Team taught demonstration theory with the attendees watching DVDs of the demonstrations whilst being talked through the format of the demonstrations. This was then followed with an open question session. A theme that was constant throughout the course was the emphasis placed upon teaching Taekwondo correctly and in the best manner possible. Master Sun Jung-Kyu taught Taekwondo counselling. “The presentation carefully covered the roles of teachers, and coaches. Specifically this explained how important it was to be a good role model, how important it was to have a good selfimage (always making sure that you’re well groomed and wearing a clean and ironed Dobok for example). He also told us that we should be good ambassadors for Taekwondo and leading by example, always making sure that we teach techniques properly.” One of the more practical sessions was Fighting Theory by Yang Dae-Seung. “He was a gold medallist four years on the trot. He actually took us in 2005 as well and this time he gave an even better delivery of the lecture. It boiled down to basic techniques being good for fighting,

covering movement, and taking it from there.” As you can see, if you’re planning to attend any of the 3rd, 2nd or 1st Class Instructor’s courses you’re going to have a very busy time indeed. Not only is there a lot of class work and theory to be covered (both during the day and in the student’s own time) but there is a lot of physical training as a lot of time is spent covering the basics of Taekwondo and the patterns. You can then expect to have a short exam. On the last day, there is a presentation and for Master Vohra this “was highlight for me as I was number one on the course and I also got a commendation letter which was something that I truly didn’t expect. This was presented by the President of the World Taekwondo Academy.” Mr Oh Dae Young,,Ph.D World Tae Kwon Do Academy Kukkiwon Academic Section Head at Kukkiwon was also at the presentation. Aside from the Masters giving the presentations, there were a number of other people who helped keep things moving. As Master Vohra explained; “Master

Young Nip Na was in charge of students from the United Kingdom and we enjoyed a couple of meals and drinks. He showed us traditional Korean hospitality. When I went to Daejung I was introduced to Master In Kwon Jang 6th Dan. This was the first time he’d ever met a foreign 8th Dan and was very impressed that I was attending the Kukkiwon to grade. He made the effort to come and see me and invited me to have a meal with himself and his wife.” Master Vohra has such good relations with the Kukkiwon and the WTF that he was “honoured to be invited to a meeting with Master Yang Jin Suk, the General Secretary of the WTF we had a quick meeting and introduction because earlier this year I did my International Referee’s course in Cairo.” In closing, he said that he wanted to express his gratitude to the International Department because, without their hard work, it would not have been possible for him to have attended the course. It was through them that he was able to obtain the special documentation he needed that allowed him to continue his stay and register for the course.

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Special Test at Kukkiwon Examiners 1.Tae Sung Lee,2.Jae Kyu Jun,3. Young Bok Kang with Mr Hyun Sun Lee of International Department at at Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters Headquarters Black Belt 8th dan Test on 20.07.2007 in Seoul, South Korea Taekwondo and Korean Martial Arts | 13



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Torite Taekwondo Question and Answer session between John Burke TKD Instructor and OCFM Coach and Jason Wing, Director of Sport at Spalding Grammar School. Jason Wing: John, when I came to SGS I was expecting the usual sports to be on offer on the curriculum and as part of the extra-curricular programme. I was happily surprised to see TKD taught both in lessons and as part of the Enrichment programme. It was clear when I first met you that you are incredibly enthusiastic about teaching TKD to the Spalding Grammar School students. I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to ask you a few questions.

can be a workout on its own running about the school after students and teachers, as well you may have noticed Jason! Jason Wing: What do you think TKD offers that other sports maybe don’t offer? John Burke: Besides the fitness, it gives you a sense of confidence and belonging. It teaches you respect, fairness and justice for all walks of life.

John Burke: No problems, Jason, fire away! Jason Wing: How did you first get involved in TKD?

Jason Wing: How many students are currently part of your club and how do they react to you as a teacher?

John Burke: Same old story there, Bruce Lee films, Angela Mao When Hapkido Strikes, saw the films and thought, yeah, want to give that a go. Looked around, tried Karate, bit too regimental for me. Found a TKD Club at Orton in Peterborough and started there aged 21.

John Burke: I have 30 students plus the 6th formers who take it as a games option, so roughly between 45 and 50, but not all at the same time! How do they react to me as a teacher? Hopefully as someone who cares about how well they do in life, just as much as how well they do in TKD.

Jason Wing: What grade do you hold and how long have you been practising TKD?

Jason Wing: Do you think that teaching TKD helps with your relationship with the SGS boys in your day to day job?

John Burke: I hold 3rd Dan in WTF TKD, graded under Master Tony Slaney, 4th Dan TKD with B.N.M.A.A. graded under Master Paul Griffen, Silvio Sivac and Colin Fordham. 1st Dan Brithi Karate graded under Paul Griffen and Scott Smith, OCFM Coach under Russell Stutely Rensi. As I said, I started when I was a young 21, had a spell out due to injury and started again in 1994 until present day.

John Burke: Yes, without a doubt, as well as the 6th form young ladies, which you forgot to mention just then Jason, you may have noticed on results day I had several of the students come up to show me how well they had done, which I thought was nice that they should let me know.

Jason Wing: You are obviously in good shape and still winning titles, tell us about a typical day’s training for you? John Burke: Well I run through my poomse every day, teach 4 times a week for 2 hours a lesson, but try to get half an hours workout in before each lesson, plus there is the job which

Jason Wing: It is obvious that the boys respect you. How often do you get approached about the TKD club? John Burke: At least once a day. Jason Wing: There are some talented sportsmen at SGS, tell us about some of your protégées? John Burke: Well, I have been very lucky in the students I have had right from the beginning. Chris Logan did very well in poomse and sparring, more of a fighter though, same as my nephew Jack Royle and Shaun Lynch who was technically at the time very good at poomse. The three together won the British Title, Best of the Best Trio at the EMA Championships 2003. Paul Vidler, another student was S Factor Poomse and National Champion Strike and Grapple U17 years, then moved up to adult last year in World Championships taking bronze in Strike and Grapple. Matt Edgoose took gold at the World Championships Strike and Grapple U17 plus Continuous Points gold European in the EMA competition. Young Paul Spencer has done well at the last three EMA competitions coming away with golds and silver in all poomse sections he has entered. I apologise to students whose names have not been mentioned as there are many of you, but every student is a winner in their own way and not just in competition. Jason Wing: TKD is part of the Olympic Games. Do we have any potential athletes from SGS who could be involved in the British Team for 2012?

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John Burke: Jason, this is a hard question to answer as selection seems at the moment to be a bit political so I would like to think that if one of my students was good enough he would have the chance to get on the British Team no matter what Association he belonged to. What I would like to see is open selection competitions so we end up with the best in the Country to represent us and not just the best of one Association. Jason Wing: I am a big fan of MMA and learnt Shotakan Karate when I was younger, tell me why TKD would be good for me to learn even though I am in my forties? John Burke: Jason, you are Head of Sports here so I don’t have to tell you about the fitness side, but follow the tenants of TKD, i.e. courtesy, integrity, perseverance, selfcontrol and indomitable spirit, not just in the dojang, but all through your life and you will be a better person. Jason Wing: I understand that you are trying to organise an international competition between SGS TKD team and a side from Morrcco. Tell us more about this venture and how it came to make links between the school and the Morroccan club? John Burke: Well, I was on holiday in Morrocco doing my poomse on the beach, as I do every day, when one of the Morroccan reps came up and asked if I did karate. I explained I was doing TKD. He said he did Karate but his friend did TKD and could he bring him to meet me and then his student of TKD asked if he could introduce me to his teacher, Mr. Taleb which we did for the next 2 days (after clearing it with the wife, after all she was on holiday as well ha ha) and it was arranged for July next year to come back for a competition. So e-mails etc are going backwards and forwards to sort this out. Jason Wing: The school will be opening a new fitness suite that will have weights, rowing machines and treadmills, how do you see this facility benefiting your team? John Burke: Well it will certainly help in the winter months with the treadmills etc. if not all the time for power building and stamina fitness. Jason Wing: I saw some photographs of some celebrity guests that have delivered seminars to your team, could you tell me more about the guests and their achievements? John Burke: Jason, you may have noticed the club does not just train in Olympic style TKD. We do semi-contact points, continuous ground work and work with Russell Stutely on pressure points and many more things. We do this because there is no one rule to survive on the street, so the more we can learn, the more chance we have. But back to the question, Olympic style TKD, Tony Slaney, a great instructor in TKD. Errol Bomber Graham, one of the best boxers this Country has ever produced, Russell Stutely and the OCFM, the most open minded person I have ever met and so approachable. From Dragon Society International, Grand Masters Tom Muncy and Rick Moneymaker, their knowledge of TCM and pressure points is phenomenal.

dents happen. Pay attention, treat everybody with respect, always give 110%, come in with a smile and leave with one. Jason Wing: Finally, where do you see the club going in the near future? John Burke: Unfortunately, I can’t see into the future, I only wish I could, I would win the lottery every week! I am happy with my students and the club and as they leave to go to University I wish them all the luck in the future and new students coming in. At the moment our main focus is BNMAA World Championships, 30th September and the Morroccan trip in July 2008. Jason Wing: I am very keen to support the club in any way that I can, what advice would you give to other schools that may have the chance to have TKD on the curriculum? John Burke: Any martial art, not just TKD, is a good thing to have in schools today, just look at the things going on around us that weren’t happening 20 years ago. So it’s not just the point of learning to defend yourself, it’s self discipline and as in TKD following the tenants of TKD outside of the Dojang as well as in. Jason Wing: Thanks for your time John. John Burke: No, thank you Jason for spending the time to ask the questions and for your support. J Wing Sporting CV Nationally ranked sprinter & long jumper 1980 - 1995 Eastern Counties Rugby Union 1984 Professional Rugby League player (Fulham RLFC & London Crusaders RLFC) 1988 - 1992 Great Britain Student International Rugby League player 1988 Great Britain Bobsleigh International at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway European Silver Medallist 4 man Bobsleigh 1994

Jason Wing: TKD, as with all martial arts instils discipline. What are your main rules and aims when teaching TKD at the school? John Burke: Simple, never mess around, that’s when acciTaekwondo and Korean Martial Arts | 17


Chan Sau


Age: 28 Height: 5ft 7in Weight: 62kg Place of Birth: Vietnam Division(s) Selected: 1st Senior Male (19-30 Years) (2nd World Championships) 1st Pairs (with Melissa McSorley - Living Well Taekwondo)

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Likes: Training and working hard Teamwork

2007 Poomsae Achievements: BTCB National Poomsae Team World & European Championships


BTCB National Championships - Silver

People who listen

Dutch International Open, Nijmegan, Netherlands - Bronze

Dislikes: Bad sportsmanship

British International Open, London Silver


UTA International Open, Manchester Gold

Hobbies: All martial arts including Taekwondo

Scottish Cup, Falkirk - Gold

Watching movies Listening to music Club: Halton (UTA) Taekwondo, Runcorn, Cheshire Instructor(s): Master T.W. Shin (8th Dan) Master Colin Madigan (5th Dan) Time Training: 14 years Grade: 2nd Dan TKD Qualifications: BTC BTCB Registered Instructor BTCB Class 3 National Poomsae Judge BTCB Class 3 National Kyorugi Referee

Ultimate Patterns Championships, Doncaster (March) - Gold Ultimate Patterns Championships, Doncaster (July) - Gold Poomsae Competition History Chan started Taekwondo back in 1993 after being persuaded to go to one lesson to try it out and has not looked back since! He has competed for many years in numerous national and international competitions focusing mainly on the sparring element of Taekwondo. In late 2005 many changes began to occur in Taekwondo Poomsae as various technical elements began to get standardised and it was through a number of technical seminars held by Master Shin and the BTCB that Chan began to develop his interest and at this point purely to better his knowledge so that it could be passed to other students. Master Shin recognised

some potential in Chan from these seminars and encouraged Chan to attend regional training to further develop these skills. He attended the 1st World Poomsae Championships in Seoul, South Korea in September 2006 to witness the best technical players in the world demonstrate their skills and from here decided that he wanted to, one day, aim to get to the play a part on the same stage. Whilst in Korea, Chan was encouraged to take his 2nd Dan grading, which he had not planned to do, in front of Grandmaster Kim Soon Bae (9th Dan), who was Master Shin’s Instructor and Chief Instructor of the Chang Moo Kwan. Grand Master Kim was a member of the original Committee that founded the WTF black belt Poomsae. Chan passed his grading as well as taking away a lot of advice on his Poomsae from Grand Master Kim. He decided that his first aim for 2007 was to get recognised and put forward for regional and subsequently national training. He began 2007 in good form gaining 2nd place at the BTCB National Championships narrowly losing to a much more experienced competitor. Part of the selection criteria for the National Poomsae Team, which was announced at the National Championships, were that players were to have national and international level competition experience as well as attend all regional and national training sessions. Chan at this point did not have any major

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Poomsae Competition experience especially internationally so decided that in order to gain this then he would have to try and enter as much as possible. His first major international Poomsae competition came in February at the Masters Cup in Sittard, Netherlands and was a huge leap forward in competition as the standard was so high with many players from the 1st World Championships in attendance. Chan made two major mistakes purely from the lack of experience as nerves took over, as well as this being the first time in a major competition. From here Chan attended the Challenge Cup in Alken, Belgium in March as well as the Belgian Open in Liege on April and although did not gain any medals did score higher than a number of seasoned international players from Holland and Germany. His first international success came at the Dutch Open in Nijmegan in May, where he took bronze and followed this with the Silver medal at the British International Open in London in June beating National Team players from France

and Germany. His first gold medal in an international event came at the 1st UTA (GB) International Open in Manchester in July where he overtook the current 2007 British Champion as well as beating experienced international players from France, Portugal, Netherlands and Italy. Chan attended all regional training sessions held by Regional Coach Master Shin in Manchester throughout 2007. Chan also attended all national training sessions held by National Coach Master Des Day throughout England and Scotland in 2007. The 2007 National Team Selections were announced on the 18th August in Nottingham and Chan was extremely surprised but absolutely delighted at being selected for the National Poomsae Team

to participate at the 2nd World Poomsae Championships in Incheon, South Korea as well as the 2007 European Poomsae Championships in Antalya, Turkey. His aims and objectives for this year are to bring back a good result from both Championships in order to improve the UK’s World Poomsae ranking. His longer term aims going into next year are to further develop his Poomsae skills in order to promote and improve Poomsae within the UK. Chan will be assisting Master Shin, who was recently promoted to the BTCB Poomsae Events Co-ordinator, in organising next years BTCB National Poomsae Championships in Manchester on 3rd February 2008 as well as the 2nd UTA (GB) International Open Poomsae Championships also in Manchester 8th June 2008.

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BEIJING OLYMPIC TEAM ANNOUNCED GB TKD Team Announced For Beijing Olympic Qualifying Tournament In Manchester The four British hopefuls who will be flying the flag for Britain at the 2007 World Taekwondo Qualification Event for The Beijing Olympic Games, hosted at the MEN in Manchester from 28th-30th September, have been unveiled as Tony Grisman (Kang Han Taekwondo Club, Mansfield), Aaron Cook (Scorpion Taekwondo Club, Doncaster), Louise Mair (Focus Martial Arts, Elgin) and three time European Champion Sarah Stevenson (All Stars Taekwondo Club, Doncaster). The quartet, who have been selected from the Taekwondo Elite Academy in Louise Mair

Manchester, will be joined by over 720 athletes from more than 180 countries at the Manchester event. In total 24 competitors will qualify for Beijing next summer with the top three placed finishers in each weight category booking their place at the Olympics. Tony Grisman (Kang Han Taekwondo Club, Mansfield), who will represent Britain in the Male -68kg division, started his competitive Taekwondo career at the 2002 World Junior Championships aged 16, before going onto represent Great Britain at the Senior World Championships for the past two years. Grisman has the distinction of being the reigning British Champion, a title he has held since 2005. Although still technically eligible to compete in junior competitions, 16 year-old Aaron Cook (Scorpion Taekwondo Club, Doncaster) will be Britain’s representative in the Male -80kg category. Having originally been touted as a potential star for London 2012, Cook has enjoyed a sensational rise through the ranks and showcased his stellar credentials when taking Gold at the Germany Open this year. Cook was also crowned the Cadet European Champion in 2005, and added a bronze at last year’s Junior World championships to his medal haul. Sarah Stevenson (All Stars Taekwondo Club, Doncaster), will

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lead the women’s challenge, taking part in the Female +67kg event. The 24 yearold is the most experienced member of the GB team, having been both a World Junior (1998) and Senior Champion (2001). Sarah has been in great form this year winning Gold medals in successive weeks at the German and Dutch Opens earlier this summer. Louise Mair ((Focus Martial Arts, Elgin), who will be taking part in the Female 49kg competition, completes the line up for the GB team. Mair enjoyed a great season last year winning the silver medal at the Taekwondo Commonwealth Games in Australia, as well as collecting the Swedish Open title. The British team go into the 2007 World Taekwondo Qualification Event for the Beijing Olympic Games in good heart having risen from a World ranking of 88th just a couple of years to 11th and are optimistic of success in front of the home crowd. Gary Hall, Performance Director for the BTCB Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd, said, “The athletes have trained exceptionally hard and proven their talents over a period of time. With only four places available selection has been incredibly competitive but we’ve got a great balance of youth and experience in the side, and if we can perform to the best of our abilities then we’re hopeful of some very strong performances.”

Sarah Stevenson in action

Sarah Stevenson

Aaron Cook

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INTER-SERVICE MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS The Army recently hosted the Eleventh Inter-Service Championships at the Army School of Physical Training in Aldershot. The Army team gathered for two days training prior to the event. Training was conducted by Wayne Brown (7th dan) for karate, and Wayne Otto OBE for taekwondo. There was a good turn-out for the karate team considering the current oper-

ational commitments but unfortunately the taekwondo team was missing a number of key members. On Thursday, with the competition only 2 days away, both coaches decided to

focus on the skills that had been taught at the squad selection 8 weeks earlier. These were practised in line work before progressing to more freestyle practice. Both coaches provided some very amusTaekwondo and Korean Martial Arts | 27

ing games during the afternoon. These were used to improve movement and footwork. One game put two competitors in a very small area and had them trying to score points by slapping the opponent’s scoring areas. The Army team manager found this difficult because he’s getting slower, so the bout ended with him taking a resounding slap on his bald head. Naturally he tried to deny contact had been made despite the fact that all squad members were rolling on the floor laughing, and the manager was sporting a bright red hand print on top of his head! The coaches decided to finish on that high and both squads were given a warm- down. Friday, the second day of training, focused on kata/patterns. Staff Sergeant Craig Hadley directed the karate team for a very useful session in which compromises were made in team kata. The team comes from many different styles and associations, so there’s invariably a varia-

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tion on how each kata is performed. The Army Senior Karate Kata Team opted for Jion and they received many compliments for their performance, despite having only trained together for a few days.

enough to have represented England at any international event!

Saturday began with an early start, with registration and an officials’ briefing. Tre Worsley (5th dan SGTAS) was in charge of weapons. Gary Miller (7th dan UKTA) looked after taekwondo and Chris Thompson (8th dan BTKA) supervised karate. The event began 0930 with the Kata/Pattern events for both senior and junior teams. The individual categories were followed by the team.

Then it was the turn of kumite/sparring and while the Army was the strong favourite for karate, the draw had not been kind and the two favourites for the senior event (Corporal Thomas and Staff Sergeant Hadley) ended up fighting one another in the knock-out competition! Hadley led 2 - 0 with just 30 seconds to go but Thomas threw an excellent jodan mawashi-geri to score 3 points and win the fight. He went on to win the competition with an Army colleague winning the silver medal.

The Army teams won gold, silver and bronze medals in the senior and junior divisions and they also won both team kata events. Chris Thompson was delighted with their performance and said that the Army senior team was good

Overall it was an excellent day and thanks go to the all the officials and coaches who ensured that the event was a success. The teams are now all looking forward to next year’s event which is to be hosted by the Royal Navy in July 08!

The RAF entries managed to win all the medals in the taekwondo section.

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STRIKE OUT! by Tracey Leonard, L.T.S.I. Secretary

On Sunday 15th July, Chris Snow, 5th Degree, Stuart Smith, 3rd Degree, and twelve of their members made their way to the Spectrum Sports Centre in Guildford to take part in the 10th London Open Championships. This was the first time the group had taken part in a ‘pure’ I.T.F. event. The day was a long one which started for many at 6.30am but, never the less, all were ready to do battle and give the event their all. The day started with hoards of children of all different belt colours being assigned to the six rings. As usual, the L.T.S.I. gave full support by supplying eight officials (which looking around was a great show, as many of the visiting schools had not even given one - in the words of Chris, “This just proves many do not live by the tenets as they claim”. Then again, our organisation host two tournaments per year, which one sees between 250 to 350 competitors attend, so we know how much pressure the organisers

have gone through. The day started slowly, but up came junior member Jade Doran, 5th Kup, from Hemel Hempstead who gave her all in patterns, moving on to the final and securing a Gold (not bad at all, considering this one section had around 60+ competitors!) No more medals were won by the other three juniors that attended but, personally, I feel they are all winners as they entered in the first place. The sparring sections at this level were controlled, to say the least. Some of our juniors made it into the second or third rounds, but this was not enough to secure medals due to the vast amount entered. Never the less,

we were proud of their achievements on the day. Our next medals came from some of the adults’ senior grades - Annie Nofer, 3rd Kup, moved through the rounds and securing bronze in patterns. Moving onto the sparring sections, this is where the Lions would roar (or would they, as there were many top competitors at this event). The first medal in this section was a silver won by Annie Nofer after beating all competitors and pushing the finalist to the ropes using skill, but failing to take gold after a very valiant effort made at achieving another medal for the group. Next up was the highlight of the day to many -

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Stuart Sheehan, 2nd Kup, who had never fought in a tournament before decimated most of his opponents and moved into the final. He gave a great performance, but lost to a very worthy competitor. Looking over at ring two Alicia Chapman, 1st Kup, was paired up against an old adversary she has fought many times prior to this event, Lyndsey Reynolds both gave their all, but Lyndsey won gold, putting Alicia back into second place. As I looked around, I noticed Chris had gone to get changed. I thought “Ah, the Black Belts must be on soon” - this was about 2.30pm, so the day was really moving on (or so I thought!) It was not until around 5pm that the Black Belts from our group would be on and a very unimpressed Chris would still be waiting. The patterns began and, straight away, all could see that patterns were something that seemed to have many variations - the one apparent thing was the L.T.S.I. students showed less sine wave than others, meaning the result normally went to the other side. Chris had finally given up waiting to do his patterns as he had warmed up, cooled down and warmed up again, resulting in a muscle pulling in his back, so he changed and decided to coach his junior black belts in the Black Belt sparring. At times, the contact in this division was excessive, to say the least more so, I can’t remember ever seeing contact levels so high but, as Chris said,

we have competed in many events over the years and there have been a few like this. It depends on the referee really - if they like seeing a scrap, they will let it go. Never the less, all Black Belts did their best (even if it appeared the England squad members were matched up against most of our competitors!). I could hear Chris saying to all of them “Just do the best you can and dig in deep”. The first competitor was Stephen Townshend, 1st Degree - he was up against a very worthy opponent but, after a draw, the bout went to the other competitor, forcing Stephen into a bronze position. The next bout was Elliott Moulster, 1st degree, who gave his all but was no match for his opponent, who figured out that winning would be easy by counter attacking only. Extremely frustrating it was but, never the less, he made him work! The next bout would see Andrew Smith, 1st Dan, give it his all, winning the first bout and getting a buy into the final as his opponent had gone home. Andrew, 13, was paired up against a 16 year old which somehow did not look good, but he gave it his best. Round one forced him on the back foot, but he did very well considering. Round two saw the youth trying to intimidate Andrew, who, at times, was being hit extremely excessively. The bout was called to a halt after Andrew was forced out the ring and hits were still landing, even though he was bent over from a

stomach shot. Both Chris and Stuart said to the ref “Enough is enough” and pulled Andrew out. This left a bitter taste in our mouth, but it happens from time to time. Last up was Adam Aliousalah who, again, would fight a very worthy opponent - two rounds later, Adam had been pushed into silver position but had given a good show. The event and results were good, but it has to be said there were some quality students there and quite a bit of testosterone and ego on the day. Seemed to me some were in fact losing the good sportsmanship at the higher levels. Will we support the event again? You bet, only next time we will play the game the way it was seen by us. One parent said “Can you really have an event like this without things getting over the top?” I replied “Perhaps you and others should try the L.T.S.I. South East Opens, an event where competitors win from good techniques and not brut force. The contact levels are the safest in the U.K. and warnings are carried through, resulting in repeat offenders being disqualified”. For further details of our events, visit I would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Norris for their invite and we look forward to attending next years’ event. On behalf of Mr. Snow and Mr. Smith, we thank the team of twelve for their support during the day. A video of the event can be seen on the above website or on Taekwondo and Korean Martial Arts | 33


1st Duk Moo Academy Summer Camp in Greece - Part 1 By Matthew Dundon Following the great success of the 3rd European Hapkido Championship hosted by the Korea Hapkido Federation endorsed branch, Duk Moo Academy in March earlier this year, the first Summer Camp has taken place in Greece. Master Kim Beom (7th Dan Hapkido and European President of Duk Moo Academy) travelled all the way from England with five of his students, two of which are assistant instructors at Meadowfield Club and Northumbria University. The one week seminar took place from Tuesday 3rd July to Sunday 8th July. Around fifty participants showed up from all over the world from many different martial arts styles. Master Kim and his students arrived on the Monday (2nd July) and were met by several of the Greek representatives including Master Dimitrios Yfantidis (4th Dan Hapkido and three times previous Judo Champion) at Thessaloniki airport

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in the North of Greece. Master Dimitrios is the local instructor of the Greek club and Technical Director of Duk Moo Academy Greece, he is the key organiser of the Summer Camp and helped arrange everything. The English students and Master Kim along with their attending families were driven to their hotel in Nikiti, about two hours away. Upon arriving the heat was immense reaching up to 50째C, luckily the hotel was air-conditioned.

The First Day The first day we met the other Greek Duk Moo Academy members and explored the surroundings, to find that there was a large beach and olive tree field right next to us, giving a great view. The English students, and Master Kim and his family were driven to the local village where we indulged in Greek culture, in particular the food. There was a large variety of food available, from seafood, salads and desserts to the Greek spe-

ciality; Mousaka, very tasty meat. The drinks available were quite peculiar; most of them were alcoholic including their famous Ouzo which was very strong and tasted like liquorice. After the meal we looked around at the local beach. This was the first real beach we saw of Greece and were very amazed at how nice the sea was and how hot the sand became. Finally, we decided to return to the hotel where we unpacked and sorted everything out. Later that night we were all invited to a party hosted by one of the Greek students who had a summer house nearby. We were all kindly driven to the location nearby, but were surprised to find that there had been so many car accidents on so many different roads. At the party a large variety of different meats and salads were available as a barbeque was on. As the party went on, it became dark at around 11:00 and we decided it best to return to the hotel at around 12:00 and get some sleep for the long day to follow. Tuesday The Tuesday was an early start, especially for Master Kim and Master Dimitrios who started at 6:30am. Master Kim took a private Master’s class teaching very advanced techniques and theories to Master Dimitrios, this lasted until 7:30, when the Black Belt class began. Around fifteen showed up for this, four of which were the English students. The class was lined up and we all bowed to Master Kim as he thanked everyone for attending. We all took part in combination kicks demonstrated by Master Kim at the front, these included kicks in different directions for multiple attackers as well as aerial kicks. We began by going through 2nd Dan attacks, and defence

from wrist grabs. Master Kim and Master Dimitrios went around and helped everyone understand the importance of preemptive attacks and how to immobilize someone without severely injuring them. Hapkido’s mentality is that your opponent is stronger than you and thus you do not rely on strength rather your training, these pre-emptive attacks incorporated this very well. Not only were the attacks shown, but submissions afterwards, which are very painful. Sword was taught afterwards with the black belt class being split into two, the beginners and the more advanced. Master Kim took the beginners to teach the importance of basic cuts, and explained that these are essential to progress any further, whilst the Meadowfield club instructor showed more sword patterns to the other group. Eventually, we all lined up

and quickly paid our respect as 9:00 came; the end of the black belt session and the start of breakfast. Although still dressed with our belts on, we got some funny looks on the way to the canteen. However, the buffet breakfast was very nice and helped rejuvenate us, as well as give us the opportunity to see the coloured belts, whose session began straight after breakfast at 9:30. By the end of breakfast we made our way back to the tennis court, on hotel grounds, where we trained, now the sun was up and the heat became very apparent. Master Kim arrived and lined the whole class up, we paid our respect and Master Dimitrios then presented a gift to Master Kim; a large stone tablet with Alexander the Great’s portrait sculptured into it. Master Kim was very pleased and thanked him. Straight after we went into

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dan-jun breathing. This helped us relax and store energy for the rest of the class, this is very important when the sun was so hot as it is easier to sweat. Although many find hard to master this skill, Master Kim fully understands the importance and has written many articles concerning this. The Dan-jun, a part of the body not visible located just under your navel, is where the energy is stored and released, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth is all part of dan-jun breathing. We then moved on to the basic kicks, finishing with our kneestrike kick with a ki-hap (shout); the point of the ki-hap is to release energy and remove stress for the rest of the class. Normally we would exercise in our nakbup (break falling) skills however the mats had yet to arrive so we went straight into the class. Each coloured belt was split off into their respective belt and was each assigned a black belt instructor, with the remaining black belts going around helping. We began with the 1st dan syllabus starting with the white belt attacks and selfdefence and finishing with yellow belt self-defence and throws. A short break was given due to the heat and we continued after with long stick; Duk Moo Academy’s speciality. Although taught from white belt in England, long stick was taught higher up at, instead at blue belt in Greece and thus their long stick skills needed a great deal of training, with many students never even having touched one before. Many of the stu-

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dents were greatly impressed with the long stick skills performed even though only the basics were shown. Finally, the heat was so intense that the class finished early at around 11:30 with us all lining up to Master Kim with one last set of techniques left. The black belt students were first in order of rank and coloured belts behind, with Master Kim and Master Dimitrios at the front. All this time we were being recorded for future use such as the website and advertising. Master Kim began by explaining striking techniques and specific parts of the body to strike, he then demonstrated them to us, with the students copying. Master Kim explained the importance of striking without the opponent seeing, so when they awake from their blackout they won’t know what has happened! Different distraction techniques were shown to alert an opponent while you strike and the importance of distractions were explained. When the striking had finished we bowed. We then all arranged to meet down at the pool in the hotel after a short break in our rooms. We met at the pool for around 12:15 where we had a few refreshing drinks and decided to go out. The Greek students kindly gave us lifts to the local supermarket, “Lil”. Great deals of different kinds of products were sold including many drinks as well as their famous Ouzo drink at very cheap prices. After we had stocked up on supplies for the week, in particular water we decided to head to one of the beaches, today it was the Mango beach. We spent the rest of the

day here, tanning, swimming in the sea, and buying lots of drinks. Several of the students including the two instructors decided to take photos in the sea doing Hapkido, some of these came out very well with Greek students taking part later. Finally, the day came to an end and we all drove back to the hotel where the students split off. Most of us went down to the pool whilst others decided to go to bed, next to the pool there was the bar and barbeque buffet on. We stayed here enjoying the food and drink while listening to the Greek music, most of which was English. Eventually, we all decided it best to head off before the mosquitoes got the best of us ...and for the long day to follow. Wednesday Wednesday came and we awoke to find that the sun was already out blazing hot at around 34°C in the early morning. We headed over to the squash court at around 7:15 to find Master Kim was lecturing Master Dimitrios about higher skills. We warmed up and stretched off until 7:30 when the mats arrived in several cars, we all helped unpack them and set them up quickly. Once the mats were set up we found that several more cars had arrived with other students carrying a variety of new weapons including swords, long sticks, short sticks and other Duk Moo weaponry. The class began with a continuation of yesterday, revising all the techniques quickly and

moving on. This time Master Kim had the higher black belts demonstrate 2nd Dan self-defence from grabs all over the body and later punch and kick defence. Most of these techniques were new to the black belts who were amazed at the pain they can put some one in. Not only were these techniques painful but they also very quick and amazing to watch. The punch defence in particular was what amazed most of the students, but also people passing by, before long we had a growing audience staring down at us from the road above which seemed to remain for the rest of the summer camp. Punch defence groups were taught with each group containing four techniques, a strike, lock, throw, and kick against someone punching. The reason for this is to help remember but also for each Hapkido-in to help decide what kind of technique they prefer. Before new groups were taught we all revised these techniques non-stop, working on speed, footwork, pressure points, and control each time. When a new group was taught, Master Kim demonstrated on one of the instructors explaining the specific points as well as the theory behind it. Different tactics were taught explaining how to use such a technique to avoid an attack from another opponent. The theories of using techniques inside or out were explained, and how aikido is always outside while Hapkido is both. The theories, Won, Yu and Hwa were all explained, these are Hapkido’s bare principles applied in all ours techniques. After a great deal of practicing the punch and kick defence, the heat became very obvious as steam came from the mats which were so hot that the students preferred to train on the hard solid concrete. But 9:00 finally came, and we concluded the black belt class paying our respects to each other and Master Kim before heading to breakfast and cooling down. At breakfast several of the black belts and the two instructors arranged that a class be held every night up until the grading to help students train for the upcoming grading. We were expected to begin the coloured belt class at 9:30 so we finished our breakfast quickly and headed off to the tennis court. The martial arts atmosphere was apparent with the mats and weapons surrounding us and Master Kim arriving. We all lined up in the blazing sun and began the session with danjun breathing, moving on to kicks. Afterwards, Master Kim who was going in for an operation on his knee the week after he arrived back in England, apologized that he could not demonstrate and instead asked one of the instructors from England to demonstrate the advanced break falling, which takes many years to fully master. This involved spinning

many times in the air and landing on the floor without injury. Some of these break falls were for demonstrations only and are otherwise some what impractical but others are needed to receive for higher techniques and thus are quite important for the safety of each other. As there were limited mats Master Kim asked everyone to try these techniques down at the pool after class, break falling into water to prevent injury. The students who were amazed at the techniques were very eager to give it a go. After the advanced break falling we helped the Greek students to master their normal break falls. This included jumping over someone standing up straight. One of the Greek students decided to try and jump over someone on hard concrete which can be done, but with a certain level of skill. His mistake was that he hit the floor straight on without rolling out which is a key factor as it helps release all the energy rather than absorbing it all which can result in a broken back or

even worse. After they understood the importance of break falling and the difference between a roll and a flip we moved on to bodyguard techniques and running over people. Grand Master Kim Jin Pal who currently teaches in America has fully mastered such techniques including wall running and running over people, these are his favourite techniques. Master Kim demonstrated these despite his bad knee and had the instructors help teach. Although it is quick and looks easy at first, running over someone is not as easy as it seems. Bodyguard techniques came about and these involved protecting a friend or innocent from an attacker while remaining uninjured yourself. This included getting them out the way and doing a variety of different kicks. This looks very Jackie Chan in style particularly because Grandmaster Kim Jin Pal taught Jackie Taekwondo and Korean Martial Arts | 37

Chan such techniques. Many of the students weren’t able to pull this off but never-the-less tried, this is due to the very hot weather which makes it difficult to practice kicks for long periods. After the bodyguard techniques Master Kim ordered that we all revise long stick. Duk Moo Academy and Grand Master Kim Duk-in feel that it is important we are good with long stick as it is our speciality and signifies ourselves as traditional martial artists. Most Hapkido Kwans don’t teach long stick until 4th dan, and even then the skills are rigid and lack principle. Grandmaster Kim Duk-in learnt long stick from his father and grand father, a general in the Korean army; his lineage goes back for centuries and is traceable to the Shilla dynasty, all of which each generation has the passed down these weapons skills of which were formed on the battlefield and by villagers being attacked off marauders, who only had sticks to fight with. Because of our long history in weapons skills, Duk Moo Academy is very proficient with a great deal of weapons. After practicing the basics of long stick, Master Kim asked the instructor from Meadowfield club to take some of the black belts to the other side of the court, where he gave a seminar on sword teaching techniques and theory. In the

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mean time, the other instructor from Northumbria University took the coloured belts through long stick and the first hyung (pattern). The sword is taught to higher belts after showing their dedication to the art, it incorporates a great deal of footwork and eye co-ordination as well as control, whilst being primarily a battlefield weapon, the techniques we teach are ones which would stop multiple attackers from different directions, making it very effective. On the other side of the court, long stick was being taught. Although most of the Greek students didn’t know long stick skills we still helped everyone learn. The first hyung was demonstrated in order to help them grasp what they should be learning as this incorporates the basics in a set pattern whilst helping with footwork, control, as well as relaxing which is important in Hapkido as long stick should flow, not be rigid. Once long stick had finished the class was lined up and we all bowed. We packed away the mats and weapons and went straight to our rooms to refresh.

day. During which time Master Kim, his family and other students relaxed at the hotel, and local beach whilst drinking and socializing. Back at the beach we decided to head back but wanted food first so we stopped at a local van which sold a large meal serving all four of us, containing meat from dog amongst various other things. Although regardless of what it was made out of, it was very nice. We made it back to the hotel very quickly to find that the class we had arranged at 8:00pm had started. Although only a few were invited to this special class that we arranged at breakfast earlier that morning, a great deal showed up numbering in the thirties showing how eager they were to learn. The two instructors went around and helped everyone learn what they need for the grading whilst revising techniques themselves. This class passed very quickly and before we knew it the time was going on past 10:30pm. It became dark quite quickly and we decided to get some rest for the day to follow.

We then met down at the pool and were invited to a beach. Four students went including two of the English students and two of the Greek while the rest stayed by the bar. After a while of travelling, the four that had decided to go went to the beach where they stayed the rest of the

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MARTIAL ARTS SOCIETY By Russell Boon - Kazoku Karate / International Tang Soo Do - Martial Arts Society Grandmaster David Zacker 8th Dan: member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, founder of the International Tang Soo Do - Martial Arts Society, Michigan U.S.A. representative of the World Il-Do Kwan Federation, and member of the World Stunt Association. Featured in U.S. magazines Black Belt and The Taekwondo Times Kwan Jang Nim Zacker is still much of an unknown quantity in the United Kingdom, but he is hoping that Tang Soo Do stylists in the U.K. come together to share common goals, aspirations and knowledge, training together as friends rather than rivals. Born in Michigan, USA, Zacker started his training in the 1970s with Master Ed Ormanian. In the 1980s he began training under Grandmaster Jae Joon Kim in Detroit and remained with him until he relocated to Florida in 1987. Moving back to Detroit at the end of the decade, he opened his first school at the American GI Forum hall. Through the 1990s, with more schools under his leadership, his students soon won many titles on the open tournament circuit and his reputation as a traditional Tang Soo Do stylist grew. In 2003, Grandmaster Zacker formed his own group, the International Tang Soo Do - Martial Arts Society (ITSDMAS). It was formed as a means to provide quality education and continued growth within the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. He explains, “Our belief is Unity in Diversity! While standing strong in the traditions of Tang Soo Do, members are free to incorporate benefits of other systems into their training and this is welcomed into our brotherhood. The same as Hwang Kee when he looked to the midnight blue sky and imagined the possibilities. Yes the possibilities that are endless and we must keep this same spirit of wonder.” In 2006, Kazoku Karate - Tang Soo Do, based in Stocktonon-Tees, and run by Sa Bom Nim Eddie Boon, 4th Dan became the first members of the UK chapter of the ITSDMAS. Sa Bom Nim Boon, what made you join up with the ITSDMAS? I was attracted by the Grandmaster Zacker’s idea that martial artists should be “encouraged to learn and advance without the high cost and politics of the big federations.” I am not a great fan of politics and I wanted to study other aspects of the martial arts without being seen as some sort of renegade. Zacker’s vision of encouraging members to explore new horizons, uninhibited by politics or money is a new approach to associations and like a breath of fresh air. So often people want you to join an association so they can control exactly what you do, teach and think. Can you elaborate? Some associations do not allow instructors to divert from the

rigid syllabus. This way of thinking is out-dated and people won’t accept it anymore. If a Tang Soo Do instructor also has a background in Ju-Jitsu why can’t he teach his students? If a school is interested in full contact or pressure point fighting or tai chi why can’t they explore that side? Technology such as the Internet and DVD allow people to look at every possible martial art known to man. People’s want to have a go at different things. What does belonging to the ITSDMAS UK involve? We are excited at the fact we are the UK representatives. We are here if any like-minded martial artists wish to train with us, attending seminars and such like. No politics or pressure to leave your association and join us. We will have the responsibility over here of keeping up the high standards required and that is certainly something to be proud about. You say there is no pressure for other stylists to leave their associations and join you? What do you mean? The ITSDMAS is not an association in the sense that you follow a particular syllabus, wear the same uniform and answer to a single figure. It is what it says it is, a “society”. It is a chance for students to learn from others, to ask questions and belong to a global family. The ITSDMAS is largely an American dominated association. Don’t you feel isolated? It is not solely an American organisation; there are members here in the U.K. Grandmaster Zacker is very approachable and is only at the end of a telephone or email! This is the age of global communication. Are there any requirements asked of you as a member of the ITSDMAS? The only requirement from the ITSDMAS is that clubs and schools keep the traditional Moo Duk Kwan hyung or patterns in order for them to be passed down to further generations. Apart from this, there is no limitation. Clubs retain their own identities. How does it affect your students? Because Tang Soo Do, Korean Karate - call it what you will in the U.K. is dominated by politics and in-fighting, the ITSDMAS gives students the chance to escape all this and turn to others unconcerned with such matters. Members can grow and achieve new higher levels of education and learning through a strong traditional Tang Soo Do organization. The ITSDMAS has a Council of Masters that ensures all members, instructors and students, receive help and guidance when needed. What are your aims for the future? To keep training! To keep learning! To keep teaching and to inspire others to take up martial arts. To find out more about the International Tang Soo Do Society UK email: Thank-you to Grandmaster David Zacker.

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Zak Woon The Unsuspecting Master My relationship with Martial Arts started a little oddly! So much so that I suppose I look at my self as ‘the unsuspecting martial artist.’ I would expect most people would say something like “I have been searching for the right martial art to join, found it and never looked back” or “I’ve always wanted to be a black belt”. Well, not so with me. In fact martial arts never presented itself to me at an early age, actually, not until I was twenty one years old and even then I joined with an alterior motive!

and no matting. The roof leaked and no such thing as nautilus equipment or a single machine in sight, just metal free weights. Once we had the basic lessons we were told that my elder brother (naturally stronger than me) was not to let me catch him up in strength and I was to work my hardest to close the gap and catch him; we loved it! Training three times a week, we doubled the weights we started with in a month, one trying to keep the gap open and the other trying to close it.

I have always been active, you know, the kind of kid that would run everywhere! Try and beat his time. . . . All the time! I have been fortunate with sports, in so much as what ever I have undertaken I have worked hard at and gained good results in. However, working hard has led a natural progression from one sport to another. My first love at the age of six was to have my first motorbike, a hand built off road type of motocross bike, which in 1971 would have no bearing on what you may see today hurtling around a race track. I’ve been into bikes whole life, joining a display team and being chosen to be one of the youngest people ever to jump a car on a 75cc Honda just a few days after my 12th birthday. Moving up to adult racing at sixteen years old meant weight training! This was to entail building myself up over the winter to gain a strong grip, all over body strength and some serious racing. My elder brother and I joined the local gym, it was sparse,

We were given an opportunity to enter the Warwickshire Olympics! My brother, two other lads from the gym and myself took the challenge, as a team we came third, although out of the three disciplines, I beat my counterpart on all; squats, bench press, and dead lift, even breaking a few records at the time. Our mentor was actually a bodybuilder and yes, directed us into a new discipline, body building.

Kim practicing with Claire

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In my first competition I achieved first, overjoyed I entered more and more until I qualified for the British Championships. Wanting to discover different training methods, I stumbled quite by accident on Taekwondo and purely for the sake of research was about to join and discover any new methods of training I could take away with me, when I was coerced into joining something called Tang Soo Do. Having no idea about anything to do with martial arts, other than the name Kung Fu,

I thought, well they must all be the same! I’ll see how the Tang Soo Do guys train; needless to say that instead of becoming a professional bodybuilder, I fell into the love of Tang Soo Do, its training and all of its ethics. A lot has happened on the way, businesses, late night working, children and other difficulties have gotten in the way of my personal progress. However, I have stayed with Tang Soo Do for the best part of twenty one years, giving me opportunities to train under some great people. I have been blessed with awards of U.K. Chief Instructor, attaining the title of 1997 World Forms Champion and placing in the top three of any competition I have undertaken. My first venture into teaching my own club came shortly after my first Dan when my instructor wanted to end his time and was looking for someone to take his club on, I found myself running this club, but under other people’s ideals, that was a little difficult for me and at the time there were certain issues I disagreed with. These issues led to a difficult time for recruitment and so the classes came to wither away with little fresh blood coming through. A family circumstance saw me close the club down and plough my time into the family matters. At the time I had been working nights, I decided that I wanted to find a place to train during the day. An opportunity presented itself while I was

Amy and Daisy

taking care of the school run. A kick boxing school was enrolling for morning classes, as a strong believer in contact; I thought this would be a logical step from where I had my origins. I had been to the classes for about a month when from out of the blue the late Grand Master Jae Joon Kim called one night and offered me

the position of Chief Instructor for the U.K. My brief exit from Tang Soo Do was over and I was back starting from scratch. I got a few mates together and borrowed a small room free of charge, after a week there was just two of us, so I hired a village hall and advertised. The response was great, I started teaching three times a

week and built up to a around thirty students. I kept running at this level for a few years, inviting other clubs to join under Grand Master. Strange as it seemed at the time anyone who had worked under World Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do never wanted to return! The very reasons I was to discover in due course.

Another successful tournament

Master Woon and Claire

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Of late, I have heard the most common views on contact Martial arts, (especially between Tang Soo Do) is to suggest that “in these modern times, we shouldn’t be beating each other up” or “no one should be used as a punch bag”. To these statements I whole heartedly agree! Remembering that all walks of lives and ages are coming through the doors; so having to alter the contact to suit the individual. There has never been an issue with unwanted contact within my group and are attracting a larger number of people than ever before. I believe that is down to a sensible approach and safe teaching methods to semi and full contact karate; down to a solid base of committed hard working students, who have become strong Martial Artists with a firm belief in their ability to perform in a real life situation. In 2004 every thing changed for me. My wife started to take an active interest in my clubs; with her sales knowledge and business acumen we spread ourselves out as much as possible and started teaching full time. As my career continues, I have reached the best position possible; to head my own academy and teach what I feel is a quality Tang Soo Do style. I keep the old traditional ethos alive and kicking. Good discipline, hard training and realism yet keeping humility one of the major factors of our style, Wune Tang Academy Tang Soo Do. Here’s to the future!

Wune Tang on the Move! My belief in my Martial Art is such that I continue the approach and thoughts of Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo do in the manner in which it was taught to me early on in my career. That is to say “a hard style”. Honouring the ideals of a ‘fighting art’ knowing that contact is the main contributory factor in upholding this value; after all would we ever come across a politically correct assailant; of course not! Contact in Tang Soo Do means that when, not if you get attacked in a real life situation, your body will be more accustomed to the

attack and the shock moment of realisation when you are hit will be far less than that of a person who does not prepare their bodies for these types of situations. Wune Tang Academy is based on truth honour and humility. Claire and I started our academy with one student four years ago. I have seen many changes in the teaching of Tang Soo Do along the way, mostly moving toward a non-contact style. I have grown slowly with a lot of students falling to the way-side because of our discipline and training methods. Being softer and less strict will have undoubtedly brought more students through the door and kept whole lot more. But that isn’t what Wune Tang is about. Wune Tang training is nothing out of the ordinary though, nothing that other Martial Art clubs may do. Tempering the body and side of the ribs with shin kicks, shin to shin practice to overcome the pain of catching your shin in a wrong technique and to toughen the bone. Sparring is done bare knuckle for seniors and Dan’s. Semicontact gloves are used for the juniors and gum shields. That’s all the protection I will allow. To build the body into a fighting weapon it must be tempered not just cardiovascular fit.

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Parents who see how disciplined classes have produced quiet and well mannered young men and ladies and want these attributes installed in their children. In short, believe in your Art and in your Instructor. There are so many styles within styles now that you can pick and choose a particular art to suit you perfectly. If you believe in what you do, you will always succeed. In business I was always taught never knock the opposition, it just shows how weak and insecure you are about your own abilities! Wune Tang Academy Tang Soo Do is on the rise and has a great future. My wife and I are constantly working harder to produce more activities, training opportunities and skills for our students. As instructors we are working closely with local councils, Sport England and Government supported schemes to provide ourselves with the very latest teaching skills. I now have a venue on which to build our own Dojang and secure a state of the art Headquarters for our growing family. My immediate future is to attract as many people to our Art in the UK as possible and then to expand in Sweden, Spain and so forth. One of our recent aims has been achieved by helping under privileged children gain access to martial arts, Something that will help their self esteem and help them to grow into young adults with personality and self driven confidence all of their own. As open Tang Soo Do Martial Artists my wife and I welcome any and all students and instructors who wish to further their education in Tang Soo Do and have an open mind as we do, to learning and forging unities in our art. “As we train in martial arts, ultimately we become one!” For further information please visit our website


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