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By Korea Herald
  • Published : May 26, 2014 - 10:47
  • Updated : May 26, 2014 - 10:47

Taekwondo high-kicks into performance art
태권도 공중 차기 공연

Explanation

Master An shared the story about how Bruce Lee, one of the most iconic worldly figures when it comes to the subject of martial artists, learned and trained in the art of kicking from Korean taekwondo grandmaster Jhoon Rhee. Rhee is often referred to as the “Father of American taekwondo” for his role in introducing the martial art to the United States in the 1950s.

*when it comes to the subject of material artists 무술이란 주제에 대해 말하자면
*Rhee is often referred to as the “Father of American taekwondo to be referred to as A “A”로 언급되다 “리” 는 미국 태권도 아버지로 불려진다.
“When you watch a lot of Bruce Lee movies, the scenes where he is performing various kicking combinations … he learned that from taekwondo,” said An.

*the scenes where he is performing various kicking combinations 그가 여러 가지 차기 종합기술을 연기하고 있는 장면
“Taekwondo is very scientific. There are more than 2,500 different kinds of kicks,” he said. “However, many foreigners, when they think about taekwondo, when they see it in the Olympics, they think that it is only about kicking and that’s just not true.”

*when they see it (taekwondo) in the Olympics, 그들이 올림픽에서 태권도를 볼 때,
*they think that it is only about kicking and that’s just not true.
That’s not true는 ‘think’의 목적절

단어와 숙어

share 공유하다, 나누다
iconic 우상의, 전통적인
worldly 세상의, 널리 알려진
figure 인물, 생각하다
subject 대상, 주어
trained 훈련 받은, 전문 교육을 받은
refer 언급하다, 가리키다, 부르다
introduce 도입하다, 소개하다, 선보이다, 제출하다
scene 장면, 무대
combination 조합, 결합, 배합, 연합
scientific 과학적인, 정밀한
kick 발차기
foreigner 외국인

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