FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 150 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
ricksamurai, captainjack1, lilb321, Diane, PineappleDeficie
23122 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Diane 1
Raul Perez 1
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
New Topics
Old Stomping Grounds
by Raul Perez
07/12/17 09:11 PM
Jello Dances to Uptown Funk
by 3rdDan
03/22/15 12:04 AM
Recent Posts
Forum Stats
23122 Members
36 Forums
35678 Topics
432716 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#352705 - 07/23/07 11:52 AM Yul-gok historical question
Supremor Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 2510
Loc: UK
Currently I am researching the historical figure of yul-gok in relation to Korean neo-confucianism. However, I am having a problem verifying a statement that is made in most ITF TKD sources about the nickname of Yul-gok. That is, he is sometimes named "the Confucius of Korea." I can find no textual evidence of this EXCEPT in TKD sources.

Oddly enough, there is another figure who has been given the name "The Confucius of the East[meaning I expect Korea]"- Choi Chung. Toi-Gye is named "Zhu Xi of the East", after the foudner of Chinese neo-confucianism.

Can anyone verify Yul-gok's nickname with anything other than a martial arts source, since it is my hunch that whoever ascribed this nickname to Yul-gok was mistaken and it has subsequently been copied by all martial arts resources.

#352706 - 07/23/07 09:27 PM Re: Yul-gok historical question [Re: Supremor]
VDJ Offline

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 1674
Try (if you haven't already) Click on "Personalities" and scroll until you find Yi I (Yul Guk).

Hope this helps


#352707 - 07/23/07 11:53 PM Re: Yul-gok historical question [Re: Supremor]
ITFunity Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 07/15/06
Posts: 2053
Yul Gok, Yi I, devoted his life to studying Confucianism & had a profound effect upon Korea, even long after his death. This was the result of his lifelong dedication to Confucianism & his theory of government. He is only 1 of 3 figures who appear on the ROKorea' paper currency. Yi Hwang & Se Jong are the other 2.
I suggest you read Richard Mitchell's book on the history of the patterns. I can't speak to the nickname, but can ask some people & if I find out anything, I'll let you know.


Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga