Some History and Key References from Masters and Business associates and students of founder of ISDA Graham Healy
When I joined Tae Kwon Do back in the late 1970,1980's my quest was for some philosophical value
and after almost 40 years now in various disciplines, I always reflect on the core values of the original Tae Kwon Do hand written by General Choi Hong Hi
Unfortunately these 'core values' were rarely taught but instead Egotistical self centered mentalities totally opposing what I believe Gen Choi had in his heart ,especially INTEGRITY and Courtesy.
Throughout my lifetime in martial arts and Christian Ministry I have a clear conscience that in fact I have personally remained TRUE to these core values and have applied these core values to everything I do personally and in martial arts .
The TRUE SPIRIT of Martial Arts still burns in the hearts of a few tried and tested 'battle commanders'
Some of whom are mentioned on these pages and this 'spirit of Martial arts' is not exclusive to
Tae Kwon Do , on any other Martial Arts for that matter , but is the UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD
of True Spirited Martial Arts Instructors and Masters joined in the HEART by these core values.
Graham Healy 8th Dan