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A brief History of Tukong Musool
Poster: Karoshi Date: 24-May-2001
The original Shao-lin Su (Young Forest Temple ) was located in the Hunan Province in China.

During the war of 1690, one of several times the Shaolin Temple was destroyed, several Shao-lin monks left China. In 1693 the monks joined with several Korean masters to create the Dae-Yeon Sa (Big Achivement Temple) in South Korea. There they re-established Shaolin and continued their life of scholarship in peace.

The Grandmaster of Tukong Moosul, Wonik Yi, entered the Dae Yeon temple at age five training with and learning from thirty-six master instructors.

Part of his Martial Arts training was to develop his own style of training. While in the South Korean Special Forces, Grandmaster Yi later was asked to create a more effective martial art for the S. Korean Special Forces. Calling on the combative aspects of the style he developed in the Temple, he created "Tu-Kong Moo-Sul" (Tu- Special, Kong- Warrior, Moo-combat, Sul-technique)

Thus the meaning of Tukong Moosul Won is "Those who train as special combat warriors"

In 1976 Grandmaster Yi was asked to begin teaching Tukong Moosul to a select group, who in turn taught other units of the special forces. Tukong Moosul is a modern Martial Art taught in a traditional mindset

In 1979 Grandmaster Yi won the traditional full contact World Martial Arts Championships, then sucessfuly defended his title in 1980. In 1981 he retired undefeated from offical compitition and upon completion of his Service in the Special Forces moved to Austin and began teaching Tukong Moosul in America.

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