The purpose of this thesis is to give a guidance and point-of-views on what I call intuitive self-defense where you not only defend yourself with effective Taekwon-Do techniques but also by using other available means to put your opponent in a psychological disadvantage.
I like many others, believe that all TaeKwon-Do techniques have to be executed in class with absolute realism. When I see self-defence in some other classes, I take a step back and think, “really?… maybe it would be better done this way…….” When Master McNairn and I get together, we discuss this at length, and when I see what he teaches in the African development seminars, we both agree on what we’d like to see being taught – Realism!!
The Use of Taekwon-Do for Self Defence Thesis for IV Dan Jonathan M. N. Emm The purpose of this thesis is to discuss an issue that is traditionally thought to be at the very heart…
Taekwon-Do is an effective, practical martial art, practiced by millions of people. The original art, developed by General Choi Hong Hi, has evolved with several different interpretations and organisations. My curiosity is not a competitive one nor is it pitched to validate any particular form. This is a dialog about how I have come to train with the International Taekwon-Do Federation, and how I now use and develop Taekwon-Do to reflect my interpretation 0f basic training methods, philosophy and technical application.