Author : Choi Hong Hi (General)
Title : Enclyclopedia of Taekwon-do Volume 01
Year : 1983
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TAEKWON-DO AND IMITATORS. Today, the enormous popularity of Taekwon-Do has created imitators, and whilst at times imitation is the sincerest lerm of flattery, in the case of Taekwon-Do this is definitely not true. To imitate without full knowledge of the original is dangerous. lt is somewhat a kin to allowing a child to play with a toy gun, then giving him a real gun and expecting the child to understand the difference w ithout giving him the knowledge of the function and affect of a real gun. ln most instances of imitation, the imitator simply mimics the original without any change. Usually, this does not cause any harm provided the one who imitates does not change the original (in this case Taekwon-Do) by unproven additional techniques. interpretations. philosophy, terminology or systems and methods. lt is when unauthorized changes to the original art of Taekwon-Do take place that these imitators create a highly dangerous and eroding influence upon the concept of Taekwon-Do. Dangerous, because it gives to the students of the imitators a sense of mastery of techniques which are completely unfounded in the knowledge of the t rue martial art of Taekwon-Do. Dangerous. because a student may become a teacher and ali unknowingly imparts his false techniques to others. thus compounding the errer of false knowledge. This will lead to an erosion of confidence. by serie us stuê:lents. in Taekwon-Do as a proven martial art. Confusion has recently arisen by the use of the terminology "TAEKWONDO. THE KOREAN ART OF SELF-DEFENSE," 1 emphasize the word Korean. Today. in the South Korea, it is becoming the practice to indiscriminately apply the word Taekwon-Do to a bastardized imitation of the real original Korean martial art. ...
Choi Hong Hi - Enclyclopedia of Taekwon-do - vol 01
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