Taekwondo is an inherent martial art
of Korea. But Taekwondo has influenced and been influenced by martial
arts of China and Japan. Thus it is naturlal that the history of Taekwondo
is related to that of China and Japan, for the culture flows from one
to another making new kind out of old ones. I mean not that it is impossible
or difficult to distinguish the features of each but that it would be
a biased opinion to deprive a history of Taekwondo from those of others.
The explanations and arguments here are
suggested on this supposition. So you may be able to find some confused
or contradictory argument among some articles in different pages, which
occurs often in academical papers. They don't provide you with a kind
of dogma instead. You have to interpret the history of Taekwondo for yourself
as you should indentify your history in the stream of event between you
and others. Then, you can get the spirit included in the history of Taekwondo.