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Published on Jun 29, 2018
I made this "mini lecture" about Hwang Kee and Mu Duk Kwan (also spelled Moo Duk Kwan) after being dragged into a facebook discussion on wether Hwang Kee and the Mu Duk Kwan had any relevance at all for Taekwondo history. Hwang Kee never truly joined the Korean Taekwondo Association, prefferring instead to do his own thing (Hwa Soo Do, later Tang Su Do and later still Su Bahk Do), but he had a lot of influence in the formative years of Taekwondo, and his students had a lot of influence in Kukki-Taekwondo from the mid 1960s onwards.
In this mini lecture I talk about the early history of the Mu Duk Kwan, I talk about Hwang Kee, and I also go into some famous practisioners from Hwang Kee's lineage that has influenced Kukki-Taekwondo and still does. Richard Chun and Doug Cook are both mentioned toward the end of the clip as perfect examples of why Mu Duk Kwan and Hwang Kee is relevant for Taekwondo history.
The one caveat to this is that any further development, improvements, innovations of Hwang Kee done later than the late 1960s is pretty much irrellevant for modern Taekwondo, but that does not take anything away from his initial imporantce for being part of the foundation that modern taekwondo was built upon.