TKD Life Magazine Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Jidokwan

Jidokwan-The Hose of Wisdom
Jidokwan-The House of Wisdom

October 20, 2015– Jidokwan is one of the original nine schools of the modern Korean martial arts that became Taekwondo and was founded in what is now South Korea at the end of World War II. Its name translates as “School of Wisdom”. The Jidokwan in Korea still exists today. It functions as a social fraternal order.  Jidokwan supports and endorses the Kukkiwon method of Taekwondo, and supports the WTF.

Are you a practitioner of Jidokwan Style of TKD?  Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine is preparing a story on the 70th Anniversary of Jidokwon. We would love memories, stories, and photographs to celebrate this founding style. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:

Help us celebrate “THE HOUSE OF WISDOM”

Tae Kwon Do Life Exclusive- 2015 NY Open Press Conference Photos

Mineola, NY– On Tuesday September 29, 2015, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano held a Press Conference with the New York Open Tae Kwon Do Championship and Korean Cultural Festival Organizing Committee to declare Saturday October 17, 2015 “Tae Kwon Do Day” in Nassau County.   On October 17th Nassau County will jointly host one of the largest Tae Kwon Do championship tournaments in the country at the Butler Building at Mitchel Field.   This event also serves as a Korean Cultural Festival and a Charity fundraiser.  This year’s recipient will be the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.  The Director of the Girl Scouts was on hand to acknowledge the selection of the Girl Scouts as the charitable recipient.  The Press Conference concluded with a high level Tae Kwon Do Demonstration courtesy of the YH Park Taekwondo Academy Demonstration Team, who will be competing at the event.

Photos are courtesy of James C. Haxton, Tae Kwon Life Magazine Staff Photographer.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano declares Tae Kwon Do Day in Nassau County, NY
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, together with former Olympic Coach and Grandmaster YH Park, declares Tae Kwon Do Day in Nassau County, NY
Master Edward Park- Tournament Director
Master Edward Park- Tournament Director
Girls Scouts of Nassau County Director
Girls Scouts of Nassau County Director
The Media Witnessed a High Powered Demonstration
The Media Witnessed a High Powered Demonstration                                by the YH Park Demo Team
Members of the Elite YH Park Demo Team. Jake Gretner (L), Adam Reidlinger, Master Elliott Park, Alex Turcios (R)
Members of the Elite YH Park Demo Team. Jake Gretner (L), Adam Reidlinger, Master Elliott Park, Alex Turcios (R)

2015 NY Open Taekwondo Championships & Korean Cultural Festival

2015 NY Open YKD Championships and Korean Cultural Festival
2015 NY Open TKD Championships and Korean Cultural Festival

2015 NY Open Taekwondo Championships & Korean Cultural Festival

Host:       New York Open TaeKwonDo Organizing Committee

When:    Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Where:   Mitchel Athletic Complex -The Butler Building ,1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd ,Uniondale, NY 11553


The NY Open TKD Championships & Korean Cultural Festival annual event brings participants from all over the world. All proceeds are donated to charity.

2015 New York State Governor’s Cup. 4th Manhattan International Open

2015 Manhattan Open
2015 Manhattan Open

Event Date: Sunday, November 15th
Event Title: 2015 New York State Governor’s Cup. 4th Manhattan International Open

Hosted by:  New York State Taekwondo Association
Where:  Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Phone:  212-779-2803

Sparring , Form , Board Braeking
World Class Division (Electronic Hogu)
Demo Team


All Registration
Mail to Professional Taekwondo
553 2nd Avenue (Ground floor),
New York, NY 10016

Welcome to Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine


September 1, 2015

To the Tae Kwon Do Community,

On behalf of the staff, writers, and contributors of Tae Kwon Do Life Magazine, I wanted to say thank you for the warm and generous welcome we received upon announcing the launching of our publication.

We are committed to presenting unique, inspiring, and educational stories from every corner of the Tae Kwon Do universe, from the results of the most important competitions, to the latest training regimens, to the stories of compelling, athletic struggles. Our mission is to present the stories of people’s lives in, through, and about Tae Kwon Do.

As we proceed, we welcome the following contributions:

  • Press Releases
  • Feature Stories
  • News Events
  • Advertisers
  • Tournament Listings
  • Workout Routines
  • Book and Movies Releases and Reviews
  • Exciting Photographs.

You can submit your story ideas to You can find us on the web at .   Be sure to visit us on FaceBook. Our first print issue is coming soon!!!


  Marc Zirogiannis

Marc Zirogiannis-Editor



Greetings Grandmasters, Masters, Instructors, Coaches, Referees, Competitors and Parents!

Please accept this invite and your students to The 12th US OPEN MASTERS TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The event is a great opportunity for your students to participate in WTF Form,Sparring,Will be judged using the WTF/USA TaekwonDo rules and regulations.The Open Form,free-Style Breaking,and Free -Style Weapons,events will be open to all Martial arts.Continuing with the Martial Arts traditions we respect and are open to all students and Masters who want to participate. against schools and students from around the NY/NJ/CT/VA/MD/PA/OH/MA and ME areas. We welcome your participation.

Please register early, plaques and TKD banners will be awarded to some visiting Masters and schools during the ceremony. All registration forms are now available on-line( / for downloadRegister through online,(we will e-mail your I.D.Card/No more waiting for I.D.Card pick up)

Please let us know if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Yong In TaeKwonDo.(

Event Date Sunday, October 25, 2015
Event Title The 12th US Open Masters TaeKwonDo Championship
Hosted by Yong In Taekwondo
Sanctioned by
(Korea America Taekwondo)
Sponsored by – US Yong In University Tae Kwon Do Alumni
Where Colonia High School
180 East Street, Colonia, NJ 07067 (Google Map)
Phone 973-340-1717 / Fax: 973-340-1328

All Registration
Mail to Yong-In Taekwondo
227 Dayton Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011
Tel: 973-340-1717 / Fax: 973-340-1328