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In Search Of A Grand Master
by Master Kevin May
A group of instructors were shocked to find out how much of the Art of Tae Kwon Do was not being taught to them by their Master when they went in search of a Grand Master.

Tae Kwon Do: Setting The Example
by Master John McDowell
In today's society with its changing values, many young people often find themselves without guidance. One Master suggests how to help avert the possibility of our young being mislead.

Suk-Dal: Striving For Perfection
by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
Tae Kwon Do training stresses reaching for perfection, not just in the dojang, but in everyday life. Grand Master Benko shares a moment from the past.

In Nae: Perseverance
by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
When we hear of the suffering others endure, our problems may not seem too great. A touching look at how one woman persevered in the face of countless hardships.

The Korean Ji Pang E (Cane)
by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
This simple walking aid can turn into one of the most effective weapons ever to be used for self-defense. Learn more about the history and techniques of this unique self-defense tool.

Tae Kwon Do: The Metamorphosis
by Sun Hee Kim
Learn how Tae Kwon Do changes a quiet and shy young man into a confident Tae Kwon Do instructor others model themselves after. Follow him from first day in class to becoming a Tae Kwon Do instructor and leader.

The Korean Jung Bong (Middle Staff)
by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
The Jung Bong (Middle Staff) was used in several different ways throughout Korean history. The illusive maneuvers of the Jung Bong's defenses may be applied to all types of martial arts training.

Kwan Jyel Sul (Joint Manipulation)
by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
Kwan jyel sul can be found in many forms of the martial arts; chin-na, aikido, karate, jujitsu, judo, ninjitsu, TaeKwon-Do, hapkido, hwa rang do, yudo, kuk sool won, yu sool, and many other styles.

Theories Of Defensive Action
by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
There are eight primary directions from which an opponent could attack you and permit him to enter your defensive area. These eight directions are referred to as the eight AVENUES OF APPROACH. The angles of evasion correspond with the eight avenues of approach.

Mu Ki Pang Wi
(Self-Defense Against Weapons)

by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
If when confronted by an opponent who has a weapon, you are unable to reason with him or walk away peaceably, then you must be prepared to defend yourself or face the consequences.

Tahn Bong (Short Stick)
by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
There are many types of traditional martial arts weapons, one of the most practical weapons of self-defense is the Tahn Bong (short stick). It can be found anywhere. It may be a pencil, a ruler, or a piece of stick. The Tahn Bong may be easily adapted to almost any self-defense situation.

Wa Ki Sul
(Ground Fighting)

by Grand Master James S. Benko, Ph.D.
Most martial arts practitioners are taught how to throw someone. They are also taught how to roll and breakfall to help avoid being injured during practice. But few are taught how to defend themselves once they have been thrown to the ground.