Grandmaster Twings time in Osan Korea (1963-64) was very early in the history of modern Taekwondo. In my previous history posts, you can see the name "Tae Soo Do" being used along side "Chung Do Kwan " in many places. The name Taekwondo was not yet fully adopted.
In the early to mid 60's, martial arts training in Korea was still heavily influenced by Japanese Karate. Here are some examples:
The photo (above left), shows Grandmaster Twing is using a Makiwara Board, a common tool used in Karate to toughen up the hands striking surfaces, and build strength in the wrists. You can see the results in the photo on the right.
(Above Left) Grandmaster Twing and Grandmaster Lee Sparring (Osan, 1964). No equipment was being used yet. The Hogu (photo on right with Grandmaster Lee in the background) was introduced to standard practice in the late 1960's.
The forms taught to Grandmaster Twing while stationed in Osan were based on the Pinyan Karate forms.
Here is a clip of Grandmaster Twing as a red belt, performing Pinyan Oh Dan. This would be the equivilant of Taeguek 8.
Grandmaster Twing Pinyan Oh Dan
Here is a clip of Grandmaster Lee, peforming a Black Belt form. I have seen several versions of this form, named a few different things. My best guess is it called NaiHanchi ShoDan. (1st or 2nd dan form)
Grandmaster Lee NaiHanchi Shodan
These forms are still practiced by many Karate, and Tang Soo Do practitioners today.
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