Gyeongdang a Korean martial art consist of 24 military arts. The 24 military arts come from the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. Korea who had had a peaceful life for 200 years was defeated quickly by the well trained Japanese troops. With the help of some elite martial artists from China and drawing upon traditional Korean martial artists as well as acquire text books of Japanese swordsmanship, new kinds of Korean martial arts started developing. Two scholars, Park Je-Ga and Yi Deok-Mu, published a military arts book containing 24 military arts (the name of book is Mu Ye Do Bo Tong Ji)These 24 military arts were a requirement for regular Army troops.[1]
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