Korean paper Joong Ang Ilbo provoked Hapkido issue again.
Title "Is Hapkido a Japanese martial art? Knower doesn't think so"
The purpose of the article is that Hapkido was from Aiki Jujutsu but Korean added kickings'n stuffs so now it's Korean martial art. (Same theory as TKD)
The article sounds like it's wasting to dispute origin of Hapkido but never forget to insert it originated in Three Kingdoms hoax.
Such a theory exists only among Korean ethno centrists.
Another hoax in the article is Choi learnt from Sokaku.
As I said on "Verification of Hapkido History" video, there's no trace that Choi was Sokaku's pupil. Sokaku didn't own a dojo, he taught to people who paid and invited him.
Sokaku left the record and Choi wasn't listed.
History of the Cherry Blossom Trees and Festival
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries
According to ANN News, Chinese and Korean organizations are offering sponsorship to National Cherry Blossom Festival under the table with this condition - The festival must be renamed to Asian Festival.
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결론부터 이야기하면, 적어도 무술과 관련된 부분에서는, 이 책이 주장하고 있는 사실에 대해서 반박을 할 수가 없다는 점이다. 국내에서 수련되고 있는 가장 알려진 무술 4가지를 꼽는다면, 태권도, 합기도, 검도, 유도 정도가 될 것이다.
As for the part of martial arts on this book (Kenkanryu), I can't object. Most popular martial arts in Korea are Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kumdo, Yudo.
이 4가지 무술은 모두 정도의 차이가 있기는 하지만 일본의 영향을 받은 무술이다. 유구한 역사를 가진 ‘한국의 전통무술’이 아니라는 것이다.
The 4 MA were all affected by Japan on one level or another. They are not "Traditional Korean MA" with a long history.
'Washi' traditional paper-making set to be tacked onto UNESCO list
October 28, 2014
Koreans claim Washi paper is copy of Korean paper.
Annals of Joseon
Sejong sillok 10 (1428) July 1
上謂代言等曰: “聞日本國有百篇《尙書》, 可令通信使購來。 且倭紙堅韌, 造作之法, 亦宜傳習。” 知申事鄭欽之啓: “日本國多産金, 以紬苧布買來何如?” 上曰: “進獻金銀, 如不得蠲免, 買來進貢可也。”
King told "I heard Japan has 100 Book of Documents. Have messengers purchase them. And Washi paper is strong and soft, have them learn how to make it."
Chong Kin asked "Japan produces plenty of gold. How about exchange it with textiles?"
King said "If we don't have enough gold and silver for tributing to China, let's buy it."
"I'm not an anti but...a Chinese traveled in S.Korea. Stunned by shocking remarks the tour guide said..Never want to go to Korea"
最後に自然博物館を訪れたのだが、ここでは歴史と文化についてのホラ吹きが始まった。「韓国の歴史は非常に長く、考察可能な形跡があるものでも５０００年 の歴史を持ちます。そして、済州島では１万年前から人類が居住していたと言われています。中国でも５０００年ですよね。われわれ韓国は小さいですが、中国 の歴史に引けを取りません」と説明した。そして、韓国ドラマの話になると「韓国ドラマは世界でもっとも好かれているテレビドラマです」と言った。
Lastly we visited Natural Museum, the guide started history and culture hoax.
"Korean history is very long, 5000 years examinable history. Human in Jejudo existed 10000 years ago. In China, it's only 5000 years ago. Korea is small but history is as long as China." she explained. And when talked about Korean soap opera "Korean drama is the most favorited TV drama in the world" she said.
She talked about cosmetic surgery "It's not because Koreans are ugly. Koreans believe beauty is respect to other people. We Koreans are naturaly beautiful, but even beautiful women fix the face to show respect to others."
日本刀と韓国刀の比較 Comparison of Korea & Japan : swords
日本刀と韓国刀の作り方の比較 Comparison of Korea & Japan : making a sword