Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Guthrie, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Guthrie

    Guthrie Member

    Greetings everyone,

    I am located in the great Pacific Northwest and have been training in a system called Kwon Bup/Kang duk Won for over 20 years. I am currently 50yrs old.

    I first began training in Shudokan at the age of 14 and later switched to the Kwon Bup.

    My hobbies include anything in the great outdoors. I try to play the guitar, but others in my family have that locked down.

    I joined MAP, in order to get connected with like minded individuals. And, to discuss the martial Arts, in their many varieties.
    Monkey_Magic, axelb and cloudz like this.
  2. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Welcome to MAP
    Guthrie likes this.
  3. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Welcome to MAP! I've never heard of your style before, can we get a brief overview?
    Guthrie likes this.
  4. Guthrie

    Guthrie Member

    Yes, it is a Korean Karate, developed by a student of Toyama Kanken (Shudokan), Yoon Byung, through Park Chee(I think that's they way you spell it) to Norman Rha, who moved to the U.S. in the 60's, to Robert J Babich...who developed the current Kwon Bup.
    Pretty In Pink likes this.
  5. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    So is it more like TKD Or Hapkido?
  6. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Welcome to MAP and please tell us more about your martial arts style.
    Guthrie likes this.
  7. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Welcome aboard :)
    Guthrie likes this.
  8. Guthrie

    Guthrie Member

    Probably more like TKD as it was one of the 9 kwans that formed TKD.

    But, it is a Karate based system.
  9. Guthrie

    Guthrie Member

    What would you like to know?
  10. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Welcome to MAP! :)
    Guthrie likes this.
  11. Thomas

    Thomas Combat Hapkido/Taekwondo

    Welcome! Very cool info so far!
    Guthrie likes this.
  12. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Welcome to MAP :)
    Guthrie likes this.
  13. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    I’d like to know more about similarities and differences compared to taekwondo, as well as the self-defence aspects.
    Grond likes this.

Share This Page