Background Tukong MusoolTukKong Musool is a martial arts discipline created during the cold war in South Korea. At the time of it’s creation, South Korea’s national sport (Taekwondo) was felt to have become more of a sport & not as useful in practical military situation.

In 1978,President Park Jung Hee ordered the creation of a new martial art form that would be superior to North Korea’s Kuek Sool. The man Assigned to this task is the president of the Tukkong Musool Association(TGMSA),Grand Master Chang Soo Ok. At the time, he was the master of the 27th special army troops against terrorism.

Krav-Maga historyImrich (Imi) Sde-Or*, founder of Krav-Maga, was born in 1910 in Budapest, which at the time was one of the centres of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He grew up in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, in a home where sports, law, and Central European education were equally respected. Samuel Lichtenfeld, Imis father, was undoubtedly quite a unique figure. At age 13 he joined a traveling circus, and for the next 20 years engaged in wrestling, weightlifting, and various demonstrations of strength. For him the circus was also a school, where he met people involved in a wide variety of sports, including some quite unusual ones. These people taught Samuel what they knew  including various martial arts.

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