Taekwondo came to the region of the US I trained in via GM Jhoon Rhee i.e. via a Tang Soo Do Chung Do Kwan (or Korean Karate) lineage. There are some Japanese kata that we still practice which includes Chulgi (Tekki or Naihanchi), Balsek (Basai or Patsai), and Sip Soo (Jitte).
Taekwondo Founder General Choi Hong Hi was known to be a Shotokan trained black belt. His Shotokan influence is apparent to anyone taking the time to analyse and compare Taekwondo patterns to Shotokan forms. I have in particular enjoyed this comparison as it provides a rich source of bunkai or applications.
In fact, the more time I spend looking at Shotokan forms, the more I understand and appreciate the Taekwondo forms that I have learned. The video I have included above is of Tekki - which I have enjoyed immensely in recent years. I hope to be producing more application videos from this kata in the upcoming weeks.
Please download the following video showing some Tekki Bodyguarding Bunkai inspired by Shihan Dr Bruce Clayton.
Orjan's Practical Application for Keumgang Poomsae Part Four
Charlie's Bunkai from Tekki with Cross Reference to Wing Chun
My Tekki Giveaway
Mokuren Dojo Review on My Tekki
Mireille Clark's post on Tekki Shodan
Tang Soo Do: Chulgi (Tekki) on TMAC Forum
The Karate Way
The Martial Arts Explorer
Mireille's Post on Tekki Bunkai Cont'd
Chulgi: Punching Across the Body
The first part of the word Bunkai is 'bunk'
As for my performance of a Japanese Kata? Shihan Grant McMaster says I'm a little too high, but other than that I don't think it's too off course - considering I am a Taekwondo practitioner. The height aspect is an interesting observation - something I should address in the upcoming videos...
Joong Do Kwan 중도관 [中道館] Tae Kwon Do or 'School of the Middle Way' is based in Perth, Western Australia. We are a small group of martial art practitioners and students who practice Traditional Taekwondo. Our lineage of Taekwondo was exported out of Korea in the mid 1950s and continues to enjoy its proximity to its Karate cousins. Joong Do Kwan uses the Chang Hon set of Taekwondo patterns as our main syllabus. Currently, Joong Do Kwan is headed by Colin Wee (6th Dan). The Traditional Taekwondo Techniques Blog has been a resource he started to help discuss techniques as they occurred in class.