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2013 Invitational Tournament

April 13, 2013

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This is the 1st tournament of the year for Mudokwan. The location could not be better. The St. Joseph gym is a great venue for this event. Participation was very good this year and this is great event to get our year started.

 

Our black belts are so professional, safe, fair, and efficient that Mudokwan tournaments are the best run tournaments anywhere. No other system can match this.

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TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo means "the way of the foot and the fist". It is the modern Korean unarmed fighting system similar to Japanese KARATE.  Taekwondo is a summer Olympic sport and it is famous for the quality and
quantity of its kicks. Many people believe that TAEKWONDO kicks are the best in the martial art world. Taekwondo is the most popular martial art in the world.

HAPKIDO

Hapkido means "the way of Harmony". It is one of the traditional Korean martial arts which combines the locking and breaking aspect of Japanese AIKIDO, the throwing aspect of JUDO, the striking aspect of KARATE and the footwork of TAEKWONDO. HAPKIDO structure has more than 270 major techniques, which can be used in more that 10,000 variations. Many people believe that HAPKIDO is the most practical self-defense system, where with minimum of strength, any HAPKIDO trainee can produce dramatic results.

JUDO

Judo was founded in 1882 in Japan by Jigoro Kano, who modified the more dangerous techniques in JUJITSU and developed JUDO from a martial art to a sport. He also gave JUDO a physical education emphasis and a strong moral orientation. The word JUDO, which originates from the Japanese language, means "the gentle way". JUDO is a social activity, a fitness program, a means of self-defense or combat, and a way of life. JUDO is unique in that all age groups, both sexes, and most disabled persons can participate. JUDO is an inexpensive, year-round activity, that appeals to people from all walks of life.

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