"Self-defense" is a term generally associated with prevention or escape from a physical assault, but did you know that Songahm Taekwondo actually provides "self-defense" against more common and pervasive personal setbacks, hindrances, and mistakes? Patient study and practice builds strength upon strength, leading the martial artist on a journey of self-discovery and far beyond. The diagram above depicts the martial artist developing powerful characteristics in tandem with his or her abilities, powers that both protect and enable over time.
This foundational concept was the doctoral thesis of Senior Master Dr. Emory Morris, Ph. D., 7th Degree Black Belt, presented to Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee in 1996.
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