Master Stuart Anslow Visits
Chosun Taekwondo Academy
In Warwick, New York, USA
Report by Master Doug Cook
On December 12th, 2014, Master Doug Cook and members of the Chosun Taekwondo Academy were graced by a visit from Totally TaeKwonDo publisher, author and school owner, Master Stuart Anslow. What made his visit all the more inspiring was that Master Anslow is from the UK and chose to make Chosun one of his first stops while in the USA. Accompanied by his lovely daughter, Chloe, just turning 18, he along with Master George Vitale, taught a highly effective two-hour training session focusing on the practical applications of poomsae. Even though Master Anslow's background is rooted in ITF doctrine, the two schools meshed seamlessly proving once again that, as Master Vitale said, “our similarities are far greater than our differences.” Supporting this notion, Master Anslow, in a Facebook post stated: "My recent trip to the USA confirmed something I have felt for many years: that for those that love real Taekwon-Do or Taekwondo or Tae Kwon Do, there is no divide, not between ITF's or Independents and most importantly between Ch'ang Hon & Kukkiwon TKD. Between true TKD people, the true essence of our art transcends our differences and for all those that can't see that...you are not the cure, but the problem and real/true TKD DOESN'T need you!" Reached for comment, Chosun Taekwondo Academy owner and head instructor Master Doug Cook, himself an author of four best-selling books, stated, “We were delighted beyond measure to welcome Master Anslow to our dojang. His teaching abilities became immediately apparent. I am eager to work with him again in the future.” With that proclamation in mind, stay tuned for an upcoming special seminar in the USA, tentatively slated for autumn of 2015, hosted by the Chosun Taekwondo Academy and featuring Masters Anslow, Vitale & Cook, along with other guest instructors.
Master Stuart Anslow stated: “In this photograph is Master George Vitale, Master Doug Cook and me... together (or separate) WE ARE TKD!"