Kukki-won Taekwondo

Kukki-won Taekwondo is one of the two most popular styles.

Kukki-won Taekwondo gives greater emphasis to kicking techniques than Changheon-yu Taekwondo, and has comparatively fewer hand strikes. This can be seen in the radically different sparring styles. Consequently, performers of this style tend to show greater flexibility and agility.

Kukki-won Taekwondo has obtained international success and renown through the Olympic Games, at which it is the only permitted style, and has consequently had a significant impact on the perception of the art among non-martial-artists.


  1. World Taekwondo Federation

Korean Date

The date today is,

4350 년 7 월 29 일 (4350, Month 7 Day 29) (19 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).