Taekkyon

What is Taekkyon?

Taekkyon (or also Taekyun, Taekkyeun, Taekgyeun...) is an original Korean martial art. For Taekkyon are typical relaxed rhythmic movements with numerous arsenal of techniques containing kicks, throws, sweeps, attacks and blocks especially with an open hand.

The first written mentions about Taekkyon are from the 19th century, when this fighting game was very popular among the village people and in the cities, where they regularly held the tournament during the holiday season. This style of combat was never codified before the Japanese occupation of Korea. During the occupation, with Japanese efforts of anihilation Korean culture, Taekkyon was completely forbidden. It was transferred to modern times thanks to the effort of master Son Duk-Ki (1893 – 1987), who once again began teaching Taekkyon and spread it with the support of the South Korean government after the Korean War. Thus, this Korean martial art, with a typical dancing movement in the compound time, was transferred to the present day.

On June 1st, 1983, Taekkyon was appointed an important Intangible Cultural Landmark of Korea, number 76.

Taekkyon in the Czech Republic

The history of Taekkyon in the Czech Republic began from February 2013, when Martin Zámečník, master of Taekwon-do ITF, on his way to better understanding of Korean martial arts traveled on a weekly stay in Paris and every day he attended trainings of Taekkyon with master Jean-Sebastian Bressy, who Taekkyon learned during his several years stay in Seoul. Except of a small group in Germany, this was practically the only way to get acquainted with this martial art that has given original base of Taekwon-do in Europe.

Since then Martin Zámečník attended France every year for training purposes several times a year and soon the master Bressy began to visit the Czech Republic regularly and to teach Taekkyon at the camps and events of Taekwon-Do school GBHS.

The next year 2014 Martin Zámečník for the first time visited Seoul for the purpose of intensive training of Taekkyon and visiting the monuments and schools associated with Taekwon-do. During the annual training stays he practiced three basic styles of Taekkyon (Taekkyun...) – Taehan, Kyulun and Widae, in which he also gained the first „Dans“ (analogy of black belts in other martial arts).

In 2018, the Czech Association of Taekkyon was formed and the regular trainings, seminars and exams were started.

Trainings

Since 10.5. 2018 we are test-starting . Meanwhile, we are opening up to three lessons per week at elementary school Campanus. On the basis of your interest we will open other groups outside of Prague from September 2018.

Taekkyon you will also be able to practise at the camps of School TKD ITF GBHS.

  • Thursday 20:30 – 21:15
  • Sunday 17:00 – 18:00 (so far only 9. 9.)

Calendar of Events

You will be also able to practise Taekkyon at the camps of School TKD ITF GBHS.

  • 27.7-29.7. Asianfest, Prague – exhibition, short tutorial
  • 24.8-26.8. Taekkyon and Hopae Weekend, tests for technical degrees - propositions

Membership

To participate in regular trainings, trainings on GBHS camps, special weekends and exams the membership fee must be paid.

An electronic application for school membership is being prepared, it will be available from the next school year. You should inform yourself about the temporary payment method that time on trainings.

Advantageous monthly fee Monthly fee Annual fee (until June 2019)
non-member of school GBHS 300 CZK 400 CZK 2 700 CZK
member of school GBHS 200 CZK 300 CZK 1 800 CZK
teacher GBHS or member GBHS and ČSHS 100 CZK 200 CZK 900 CZK
lifetime member GBHS free free free

Advantageous monthly fee has to be paid only by a collection order in an actual month, otherwise a monthly fee is required.

Account Number : 2982742001
Bank code : 5500

Consider the use of annual fee, which now includes up to 14 months of training.

Contacts


Martin Zámečník
+420 603 302 739