Gangdeokwon

강덕원 · 講德院

Gangdeokwon is one of the nine schools of martial arts that contributed to the foundation of Taekwondo. Opened by 홍정표 (Hong Jeong-pyo) and 박철희 (Bak Cheol-hui) in 1956 CE, the school is now a society, which officially supports the style of Taekwondo taught by 국기원 國技院 (Gukgiwon, Kukkiwon).

History

Hong Jeong-pyo and Bak Cheol-hui were both students of Changmu-kwan.

Korean Date

The date today is,

4350 년 3 월 30 일 (4350, Month 3 Day 30) (25 May 2017 CE)

This is the date according to the traditional lunisolar calendar of Korea. (Note that this is not an authoritative calculation; I’m still working on the details.) The years count back to the legendary founding of Korea by 단군 왕검 (Dan-gun Wanggeom).