Li Won-guk, Ninth Degree

이원국 · 李元國

Li Won-guk (13 April 1907 to 2 February 2002)

Having learnt Karate from Gichin Funakoshi, it is through Li Won-guk that Taekwondo traces its lineage to Karate and consequently other Japanese martial arts, and from there to Chinese martial arts.

Li was the founder and master of Cheongdo Kwan

Gichin Funakoshi


Korean Date

The date today is,

4350 년 8 월 4 일 (4350, Month 8 Day 4) (24 September 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).