PRESERVING A MARTIAL ART LINEAGE
The origin and development of Martial Arts is intimately tied to the history of the masters of old, who brought it to its present form and preserved its tradition for centuries. A major root of the discipline can be traced to ancient China where Buddhist Monks developed a series of exercise forms.
Those exercises concentrated on the art of learning to control and master the mind, body and soul.
The forms have become distinguishing traits of the various martial art form of today. This process was achieved by the passing of this knowledge from father to son/daughter and master to student.
One of the primary goals of Grand Master David J. Harrell of the Traditional Martial Arts Institute is to preserve the martial uniqueness given to him by his instructors.
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Grand Master Hae-Man Park
10th Degree Black Belt
Taekwondo Chungdo Kwan
Gyokusui Toyoaki Niina-gosoke
Hanshi 9th Degree Black Belt
Grand Master Harrell (5th from left) pictured beside a Buddhist Monk in a South Korean Monastery where he and his American Team members received special martial art Training.
GM Jung Un Lee
Hanshi Frank Hargrove
9th Degree Karate
GM Dr. Duk Gun Kwon
9th Degree Black Belt