Why is Taekwondo so popular?312
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Why is Taekwondo so popular?
Taekwondo is popular for several reasons the primary reason is having an organization with the goal of becoming popular.
During the Korean War there were demonstrations of Oriental Martial Arts put on for by local kwans for the American troops. The South Korean President after watching these wanted to have the entire army trained. Several of the masters who worked together in training the South Korean troops founded the Korea Taekwondo Association.
The Korea Taekwondo Association put together a touring show which traveled to other counties putting on demonstrations. There was also a large Korean migration taking place, immigrants would open kwons in areas where the Korea Taekwondo Association had toured they tended to go over well.
Internal conflict and changes in leadership led to the downfall of the Korea Tweakwondo Association. In 1973 it was replaced by World Taekwondo Federation in 1973. The World Taekwondo Federation worked to uni
fy various styles and unify what constituted Tweakwondo. They also worked at making Tweakwondo an Olympic sport.
There is a scene in the movie Dragon where Bruce Lee called before a council of local Kong-Fu masters to be disciplined for teaching Non-chinese. So at the time when western interest in Oriental Martial Arts started Teakwondo benefited from having an organized leadership promoting it to the western world while other styles lacking this got left behind.
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