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Master Henrik S. Hunstad

The SANGROK gym has become like a second home for me. I'm very privileged to have experienced the training and the spirit of SANGROK. The way Master Chang has taught me, has given me an opportunity to learn high quality Taekwondo. SANGROK represent not only taekwondo to me, but also the best part of Korean culture. I feel honored to call Master Chang my master and friend. Anyone that wants to experience Korean culture at it's best and wishes to train the best Taekwondo, should visit the SANGROK World Taekwondo Academy. The way of Master Chang's taekwondo teaching is a blend of traditional taekwondo and Olympic taekwondo. If you are a beginner, an instructor, competitioner etc, SANGROK gym and Master Chang has something to teach everyone.

Sincerely,

Master Henrik S. Hunstad,
International Master Instructor, 6th Dan
Director of SANGROK Norway.

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 The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2007





Dear Sangrok family:

This year the Hanmadang was another success. Many more international players participated this year and therefore this year was the largest Hanmadang ever. It took place in the city of Suwon. The people of Suwon were very kind and were also excited that players from around the world were coming to their city. We were given a guide (Amanda's Guide, haha) who looked after us and guided us around the city.

This year the Sangrok team consisted of players from England, Australia, India and Norway. We all did our best. Adam (England) got 3rd place in 'knife hand breaking' and is still the International Champion of the world. Once again he was the only non Korea to make it through to the final (2nd year in a row!!).

The amount of Korean teams compared to non Korean teams is higher because the Taekwondo Hanmadang is held in Korea. Koreans do not have to travel far where as other countries have to travel from all around the world to attend, so Korea has a greater opportunity to do better and it also more difficult to compete against them. Master Henrik and team from Norway, Suresh and team from India and Michelle from Australia did their best against them but were not as successful as Adam. They were very close though.

In my opinion, every year all events except the poomsae improves. The poomsae they do now, of course is Taekwondo- very strong and fast and good timing to stop, but with all that, they forget what is the 'smooth' and they are all kind of like a stick or a robot. They don't flow, or use their body and their arms in combination to perform each movement correctly and with the most power. So, because of the Hanmadang, so many Taekwondo people will watch this type of poomsae and then all of them may think that this is the right way to do poomsae. But it is not the right way to practice martial arts. I am quite sad that this is happening, no one is realising what Taekwondo will develop into in the future, if this continues it is heading for darkness. One thing I can say is, that in poomsae, players need to be relaxed, flexible and strong. All of these things are needed in good combination to perform poomsae correctly. The main thing I want to say is, someone who teaches that kind of Taekwondo is not good, many of them are beginning to do the same way, so then the rest of the world will see and copy that way. I am worried that maybe Sangrok students who continue the Sangrok way, will be then judged that they are doing the wrong way.

Anyway, for any students who wish to participate in the next Hanmadang it will be definitely a good experience!

Regards
Master Chang





379   To the Sangrok family and all the Taekwondo practitioners in the world:  Master Chang 2005/03/19 4929 973
notice   To be able to leave messages you must now log in  Master Chang  2007/11/09 8060 1490
377   Time in Korea  Eiko Assaf 2004/09/24 4402 882
376   This years summer camp in Norway's place and program was great  Master Chang 2008/06/19 4388 772
375   This year the 66th Jidokwan anniversary...  Master Chang 2012/02/03 4007 626
374   this is some other pict  jonathan 2004/09/01 4749 1100
373   They made my trip to Pune a very enjoyable one  Master Chang 2017/04/01 1659 471
372   They made my trip to Lyon, France a very enjoyable one?  Master Chang 2011/03/03 3768 652
371   The World Taekwondo Hanmadang' 2009  Master Chang 2009/05/15 4741 651
370   The World Taekwondo Hanmadang this year is going to be held in Sungnam, Korea  Master Chang 2011/06/15 3710 609
  The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2007  Master Chang 2007/11/14 4812 839
368   The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2007  Master Chang 2007/07/26 5156 921
367   The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2006  Master Chang 2006/09/19 5268 993
366   The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2005  Master Chang 2005/08/29 5058 986
365     The TV shot is from one of the biggest channel in Norway, called TV-Norge  Master Chang 2008/03/07 4063 678
364   the traditional Thanksgiving Holiday is called Chuseok.  Master Chang 2011/09/10 3338 509
363   the team from Pune, India visited at Sangrok  Master Chang 2013/08/10 3412 649
362   the Taekwondo hall of fame and Technical advisor  Master Chang 2006/03/13 4782 905
361   the spring has finally come to Korea  Master Chang 2009/04/07 3674 581
360   The Sinwol 3 dong Football club celebrated the first day  Michelle 2007/02/05 4911 1091

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