Hi my name is Nick and I am going for my 5 posts and instead of posting a random message and moving on I thought I would pose a somewhat serious question on Korean culture.
It is about Korean martial arts, more specifically Taekwondo, Korea's national sport. I know it was developed from the older martial art taekyyun, which has been practiced in Korea for centuries. My questions involves the border shared by Manchuria and Goryeo dynasty; they were next to each other and Manchurian martial arts closely resemble taekyyun and ssierum. Then I remember how karate was created by combining southern Chinese martial arts with traditional Okinawan fighting styles. Did taekkyun have a similar origin with Chinese influence pouring over from Manchuria to create the art, or instead was it Korean influence coming to China to create the Manchurian martial art? I don't know but am curious.
Anyone know the answer?