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Master Henrik S. Hunstad

The SANGROK gym has become like a second home for me. I'm very privileged to have experienced the training and the spirit of SANGROK. The way Master Chang has taught me, has given me an opportunity to learn high quality Taekwondo. SANGROK represent not only taekwondo to me, but also the best part of Korean culture. I feel honored to call Master Chang my master and friend. Anyone that wants to experience Korean culture at it's best and wishes to train the best Taekwondo, should visit the SANGROK World Taekwondo Academy. The way of Master Chang's taekwondo teaching is a blend of traditional taekwondo and Olympic taekwondo. If you are a beginner, an instructor, competitioner etc, SANGROK gym and Master Chang has something to teach everyone.

Sincerely,

Master Henrik S. Hunstad,
International Master Instructor, 6th Dan
Director of SANGROK Norway.

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 'Buddha's Birthday'



'Buddha's Birthday'

May in Korea is a month of celebration and festivals, there are approximately 8 different celebrations, but only two days are holidays; Children's day and Buddha's birthday.

Following the Lunar calendar every year on the 8th day of the 4th month is when Korea celebrates 'Buddha's Birthday'. Which to many is just a day off from work but to others it is an important part of their religion, custom and history. Being in Korea for a long time, I have had the chance to celebrate this holiday for the 2nd time, and thankfully it didn't rain this year!

One of the biggest temple's in Seoul is "Jogesa", which is located a short walk away from the main street of Insadong. Every year this temple is beautifully decorated with brightly coloured lanterns which is amazing to see and a week before the holiday a grand lantern festival is conducted displaying all the beautifully created works.

Having experienced all the festivities at "Jogesa" last year, I wanted to go somewhere less city like and more tranquil like. Amazingly much to my surprise, 6 subway stations away and a short hike I discovered a beautiful moderate sized temple hidden in KyeHwaSa Mountain. Just being there felt as if I was miles away from Seoul, but actually I was still in it. This temple must of been hidden in the mountain for a very long time, but its still well preserved and worth a visit.

There may of been at least a thousand people who walked through the gates of the temple to pay respects and join in on the festivities. There was things to do; lantern making, and having the chance to bathe a statue of Buddha, a special ceremony that takes place on this special day. Also, in between prays there was entertainment and due to the never ending kindness of Korean people even meals were provided. I found the day most delightful, not only because of all the beautiful decorations, traditions and being able to spend a day in the mountain, that despite all the masses of people it was so calm and peaceful, there was no hostility or bitterness and everyone was harmonious with one another.

Michelle from Australia





384   To the Sangrok family and all the Taekwondo practitioners in the world:  Master Chang 2005/03/19 5669 1104
383   Congregulations  Avner 2006/07/28 5652 1016
382   The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2005  Master Chang 2005/08/29 5645 1121
381   Reminder: Masa from japan  Andy 2005/09/02 5626 1193
380   Inter School Tae Kwon Do Tournament  Master Chang 2008/11/17 5625 719
379   Happy for you happy  Jaime Zaldua 2005/02/03 5618 1123
378   Two students attend Foreign Instructor Course  Master Chang 2007/07/30 5609 1065
377   Sangrok summer camp 2006  Master Chang 2006/08/16 5592 994
376   I shall return to Korea on the 28th of June  Master Chang 2006/06/21 5589 1006
375   historical information about our root (Taekwondo Jidokwan)  Master Chang 2006/08/04 5582 992
374   Successful seminar in Hong Kong and Southern China 2005  Master Chang 2005/12/26 5580 1110
373   knowledge in traditional Indian Arts  Master Chang 2007/05/31 5574 940
372   14th foreigner instructor course will be held in the Kukkiwon  Master Chang 2007/04/03 5570 1102
371   live background music from the talented guitarist Uncle John  Master Chang 2007/04/04 5553 983
370   picture  jonathan 2004/09/01 5552 1185
369   Sangrok USA  bolensabum 2004/11/02 5548 1047
368   The Sinwol 3 dong Football club celebrated the first day  Michelle 2007/02/05 5543 1217
367     [re] Training at Sangrok Gym in August  Master Chang 2007/09/11 5538 1064
366   Master Shin at Sangrok gym  Master Chang 2007/08/03 5538 949
365   "The Europe seminars 2004"  Master Chang 2004/12/01 5537 1182

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