Korean Martial Arts

A blur of hands and feet

First things first: I want to make it clear that I'm not a violent person. I've never been in a fight before, not even with my little brother. The only fighting I ever do involves video game characters and button mashing.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

Film packs punch for taekwondo

Taekwondo rarely gets its dues in film. The Korean martial art is often overshadowed by Chinese styles, collectively known as kung fu.

Now, director Prachya Pinkaew, the man who popularised muay thai with the Ong Bak films, looks to bring the same success to his taekwondo-based film The Kick.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

Grannies belt it out

Seven Hong Kong grannies, aged between 63 and 74, have earned their black belts in taekwondo. The martial artists said the physical test was not as much of a challenge as remembering the complicated series of moves.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Now, don't mess with grandma

Seven women from the city's first taekwondo class for the elderly have proven that it's never too old to start kicking and screaming - by becoming special black belts in the tough Korean martial art.

The students, aged 63 to 74, were awarded the top ranking after demonstrating their prowess with standard kicks and four pre-set patterns of attack and defensive movements.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Medical support on hand to help runners struggling with the heat

Organisers of tomorrow's Standard Chartered Marathon are worried hot and humid weather conditions could cause inexperienced runners to faint, but say adequate medical support will be on hand.

27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Leaps and lots of laughter

Korean martial arts group Jump will be in Hong Kong during the Christmas break, offering audiences a unique theatrical experience. Young Post junior reporters had an exclusive interview with the performers last month when they jetted into the city, and also got a chance to learn some of the entertainers' moves.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Wu Sze-ngo

School City University of Hong Kong

Grade Year Three

Sport Taekwondo

Achievements Wu has been a member of the Hong Kong taekwondo squad since 2006.

23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

What's-his-name fails to leave lasting impression at promo lunch

What could be worse than having no one who can recall your name after attending a party that you have thrown? Our chief secretary, Henry Tang Ying-yen, might be able to tell you the answer.

5 May 2015 - 11:46am

Success takes more than creativity

Like many people who graduate from university with a degree and a dream of setting up their own business, photographer Gigi Kwan found herself unprepared for the demanding world of being the master of her own enterprise.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Japanese show top form at taekwondo event

A total of 230 taekwondo masters from around the world took part in the Cyberport Cup International Taekwon-Do Federation Hong Kong (ITFHK) Open Tournament 2007 earlier this month.

22 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Melody maker

When America's leading jazz artists gathered for a morning photo shoot on the streets of New York in 1958, one of them explained his lateness by saying that most musicians have no idea there are two 10 o'clocks in the same day.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Man accused of theft from dead friend

A 72-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a bank book for an account containing about HK$9,000, HK$500 in cash, a signature chop and a mobile phone from an 82-year-old friend he found dead in Hung Hom yesterday.

The suspect found Kwan Yuk-wah's body when he visited his friend's Lai Man House flat in Oi Man Estate at about 9am.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Skater glides gracefully into role as envoy

Skating queen Michelle Kwan is proud of her Chinese-American heritage. The glamorous 26-year-old remembers growing up with the sights and smells of her parent's Chinese restaurant, speaking Cantonese to her grandparents and relishing Lunar New Year and collecting lai see.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Do you go partying on a regular basis?

Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College

The education system doesn't give me a lot of time to party regularly. After taking the HKCEE, students have to immediately start preparing for the A-Levels. Besides, there are so many extra-curricular activities in school.

By the end of the day, I am too exhausted to think about partying.

23 May 2005 - 12:00am

Men in black steer victims of bus crash away from media

Men in black suits yesterday tried to keep the media from talking to victims of Monday's Taiwan bus crash who walked away empty-handed from a meeting with tour organiser Kwan Kin Tours.

22 Oct 2004 - 12:00am