A special Lecture was held on January 14th, 2016 at Seoul National University Building 152 Seminar Room. Professor Young Il NA gave a lecture about the Korean Sport History from the beginning to the contemporary sport which had been a great progress. From this lecture, students had an opportunity to understand the outcomes and developments of the Korean history. This will enable them not only to understand better with the current situations that their countries are facing, but also to promote development in their sport system for the future.
Speaker : Prof. Young Il NA (President of the Korea Society for History of Physical Education, Sport & Dance / Professor in Physical Education of Seoul National University)
Date: January 14th, 2016
Title: “Korean Sport History and Civic Movement”
Professor introducing his lecture by saying that Korea has 5,000 years of history, geographically affected by China and Japan, hisorically Korea was colonized by Japan from 1910 to 1945 then had Korean war from 1950 to 1953.
Professor sharing his knowledge with DTM students.
Korean history begins with the founding of Gojoseon in BC 2333. Then three kingdoms (Gogurueo, Baekje, Silla) follows the history. Every military man had to attend the horseback archery and shoot the scarecrow.
From Muyedobotongji(무예도보통지 1790) which is a comprehensive illustrated manual of martial arts and Korean games like ssireum(씨름) and swing(그네뛰기), Physical Education of Korea officially announced in February 1895 by King Gojong(1852-1919).
Professor also said that the annexation of Korea and Japan is historically meaningful. More than two million Koreans were killed during the strives to gain independence. Korean medalists during 1932 LA Olympics and 1936 Berlin Olympics had to us Japanese names and flags.
Eventhough after independence of Korea, South Korea was controlled by US military government regime. Korea didn’t stop to develop, one of the effort was Korea Sports Council trying to join IOC. Finally, on 1947 KOC was approved by IOC. It was the only one case that IOC apporved a nation officially not exist because officially the Rep. of Korea was born on August 15th, 1948.
Professor brought datas of each country of the DTM students and said it is possible for them to develop their country.
After an interactive Q&A session, students and professor Na had a final group photo.