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Taekwon-Do Deutschland at the Tul Tour 2011
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Under the direction of Dr. Kruk (team ITF Research) the first Tul tour
through Korea was realised during the time from June 25th to July 5th,
2011. With Oliver Drexler and Kim
Herzog two members of Taekwon Do Germany were represented, too. All in all 19 participants
from 10 nations and from all 5 continents took part. Besides visits of several
places, the daily schedule just included also several training units. Especially impressive for the participants
was the visit of places which all are connected with the Korean history, their
heroes and philosophers. „ Thus stands, for example, the ninth Tul Chung Mu for
the famous admiral Yi, who, in the 15th century, could prevent the invasion of
the Japanese fleet into his homeland by his invention (the first fully armoured
warship).“ Thus the Chung Mu Tul was trained in Hyeongchusa in front of his birthplace
and Shrine. Or "Chon Ji", what means, as everybody knows, sky and
earth. This Tul was trained on the island of Jeju, - above an extinct volcano
and with it, proverbially, between sky and earth.
Beside a big cultural programme the schedule also provided for a visit
of a water park (with spontaneous Won Hyo training in the water) and a great
afternoon on the beach. At the latest from this time the participants were a
confirmed troop! Addresses were exchanged and new friendship was
forged,-Taekwon-Do just connects. Especially worth mentioning is Leigh from
Australia which became by his positive attitude a model for all of us
(everybody who were present knows what I mean). Hats off to the organizer (CJ)
to the travel management (Genius J. Kim) and Dr. Kruk, the tour was organised
Now, what does the tour mean for me personally? I feel that I have
finally arrived, and have found in the ITF the family I always have looked for.
Result: I can only recommend the tour to every "real"
Taekwon-Do practicing; you will see Taekwon-Do in a different light.
Written by: Oliver Drexler - 18th July 2011
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||Bob Borja (Taekwon-do Central)
: 20th July 2011, 13:50
Thanks for sharing on a wonderful experience.