Welcome to the site of the TaeKwon-Do group headed by Manuel Adrogué. Our name (MuDo Jongshin Won) means "institute of martial spirit". We follow the way of Traditional TaeKwon-Do, in its conception as a total martial art based on rigorous training, suitable for real combat, the pursuit of perfection of character, and the door for mastery in martial art skill.
Our approach is through the ITF style version, with a limited attention to sports competition.
For English language speakers we recommend the video below and certain material we have written publications in the United States (especially the History and Who’s Who of Taekwondo in Argentina, and the History of Martial arts in Ancient Korea -Download Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4-).
We have also published in Totally TKD magazine an article about the technical considerations that may explain why Gen. Choi modified the way basic technique was performed in Shotokan Karate before adopting it into ITF Taekwon-Do ("ITF Taekwon-Do and Sine Wave as "Sequential Motion": More power than what meets the eye")
Additionally, this is the profile of our Chief Instructor Mr. Adrogué:
Manuel Adrogué teaches Taekwondo in a traditional way, with emphasis on technical precision and application. He is Chief Instructor to Mudo Jongshin Taekwon-do Won (Argentina). His style is essentially ITF style with certain influence of Moo Duk Kwan (credits to its kicking style) and Hapkido. He briefly trained in Taidokai Kenpo and freestyle Kung Fu. Training is comprised by basics, conditioning, sparring, certain self defense exercises and hyong / tul.
Adrogué is author of more than forty historical and technical martial arts articles in Argentina and the United States –including a contribution in the prestigious Journal of Asian Martial Arts on the ancient Korean Military manuals-, and he is a renowned authority in that field. He has also contributed with the Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame preparing a full description of the history of Tae Kwon Do in Argentina.
A student under master Pedro Florindo since 1983, he has received lessons / seminars from high ranking grandmasters as Gen. Choi Hong-hi, Ji Han-jae, Henry Cho, Kim Soo, Hwang Hyun-chul, Myung Kwang-sik, Park Hae-man, Choi Kwang-jo, Cho Hee-il, Jun Chong, Kong Young-bo, Kim Suk-jun and others.
Although mostly focused in traditional training, his competitive experience includes titles in sparring, forms and breaking, the most prominent being his first place in Grandmaster Henry Cho’s 2001 Championships in breaking and a second place in Masters’ forms.
He received his 5th Dan from Grandmaster Kong Young-bo in 2003.
In 2008 he received the “Premio Artista Marcial” awarded to outstanding martial artists in Argentina.
He visited Korea's Kuk Ki Won with Grandmaster Kim Han-chang on December 2008.
On December 2009 Adrogué successfully tested before Grandmaster Kim, Han Chang and Master Pedro Florindo and was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt.
(to see some pictures check out his Spanish language bio and the videos)
Thanks for visiting us; we hope you enjoy it. We salute you as we do in our dojang: Taekwon!