정도관 · 正道館
Jeongdo-kwan is one of the nine schools of martial arts that contributed
to the foundation of Taekwondo. Opened by
이용우 (Li Yong-wu) in 1954 CE, the school
is now a society, which officially supports the style of Taekwondo taught
by 국기원 國技院 (Gukgiwon, Kukkiwon).
Jeongdo-kwan was founded by Li Yong-wu, who was formerly a student
정 正 (jeong) means 'precise'
or 'exact', 도 道 (do) means
'way', and 관 館 (gwan, kwan)
refers to a training hall. Therefore, 정도관 正道館
(jeongdogwan) means 'The School of the Right Way'.
The name 'Jeongdo-kwan' follows the traditional naming scheme for martial
arts styles. This would therefore mean that the style of martial arts practised
at Jeongdo-kwan is called 'Jeongdo-kwan Taekwondo'.
The date today is,
4349 년 12 월 25 일 (4349, Month 12 Day 25) (20 February 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