A Brief Summary of Significant Highlights in the Korean History of Martial Arts:
-751 A.D.: A statue immortalizing the legendary warrior Kumgang Yuksa is erected at the Sok Kul Temple during the reign of King Hye-Gong (742-762)
-935 -1392: The fighting style called Taek Kyon is developed during the Koryo Dynasty.
-1392 - 1907: During the Yi dynasty, according to many historians, Soo Bak Ki was taught by the Chinese to envoys from Okinawa who took the art form to their home. A book was also written on Soo Bak Ki to serve as a handbook for military training. Read more about The Origin of Taekwondo Martial Arts (Part 2)