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The Elevation of Taekkyon from Folk Game to Martial Art

By Yung Ouyang, B.A.




The Elevation of Taekkyon from Folk Game to Martial Art

Traditionally, taekkyon was a game as well as a martial art, so many did not credit taekkyon for its combative elements. It has largely been ignored by those interested in the fighting arts. It is gaining recognition as a legitimate heir to the traditional Korean martial arts, but is undergoing influences from Japanese traditions and Western sports.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 6 No. 4 (1997): 14 pages.


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