Grand Master Robert Hardin

by VT

Grand Master Robert Hardin lives in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with his wife Alison Hardin (who is a 6th degree).

They founded the Choong Sil Taekwondo Federation which has many schools in the southern United States.

His specific TKD style, Choong Sil means "Constant and Never Ending Improvement". In addition to the traditional Chang Han patterns of the ITF, Choong Sil Kwan students learn four additional patterns Song-Song, Yong-Gom, Hyun Sil and Sil Hyun.

The point of these patterns is to develop a deeper practice of martial arts that helps develop the whole person to their maximum potential. The Choong Sil Kwan patterns, interpret to mean: Imagination, Inspiration, Actualization, and Realization. Literally living and breathing a cycle of self improvement toward SELF- REALIZATION.

I Met GM Hardin and his wife as a Jr Green belt. Having spent about a year in taekwondo, I was quickly losing interest, convinced that TKD in America had fallen victim to the "belt factory" mentality. My first meeting with these inspiring people, I learned that there is INDEED much to learn about TKD, and much to learn about MYSELF.

I fell in love with the absolute precision, absolute mind/body activity of each component of TKD.

Grand Master Hardin and his wife are truly amazing people. They inspire everyone around them to be their best version of themselves at all times. They are selfless in their teachings, selfless in their time, and are a living, breathing example of the TKD spirit in action.

Deb's Reply


Thanks for letting us know about Grand Master Robert Hardin - he sounds like a wonderful Master who represents everything a taekwondo master should be.

Thanks for sharing

Deb :-)

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Feb 03, 2012
Contacting GM Hardin
by: VT
Here is their website, there is a contact email listed. I hope you are able to re-connect :)

Jan 17, 2012
black belt from the old school in nashville
by: sharon cunningham faulkner

I trained under grand master Hardin in the 1980s in nashville, Tn. What a great experience. I am now in my mid 40s and training once again, only now with my 12 year old son. I was surprised at how much I retained over the years. not as flexible as i used to be but loving it. thank you for everything you taught me. I would love to here from you again. I'm training in Smyrna, Tn under Mr. Brad Frazier.
Sharon (Cunningham) Faulkner

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