Lipsius Building room 0.11

Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden


Universiteit Leiden

16 November - Special Lecture + Demo: Traditional Korean Martial Arts

The Korean Institute for Martial Arts and the Centre for Korean Studies at Leiden University present a special lecture based on the ancient Korean martial arts manual Muyedobotongji or Comprehensive Illustrated Manual of Martial Arts. This book is considered to be the key to understanding Korean martial arts history. In addition, this class will showcase several practices of the living tradition of classical Korean martial arts by masters of the Korean Demonstration Team.


With over 25 years of scholarship dedicated to its understanding, Dr. Choi is considered one of the authoritative scholars on the Muyedobotongji. He has published numerous articles and monographs on this subject for the Ehwa University Press, Seoul National University Press and Korea’s national newspapers. Currently residing in the Netherlands, Dr. Choi chairs the Korean Institute for Martial Arts (KIMA) leading independent transnational research on martial arts history.
Visit for more information on the traditional Korean martial arts team or check out this link if you’d like the full information on Muyedobotongji.
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You wouldn’t want to miss the special lecture if you’re fascinated by traditional Korean martial arts. We hope to see you on November 16th! Admission: Free