we know because of the image "Dae Kwae Do" from 1846, taekkyon already
existed at the time. It is probably much older, but the exact age is
not known. It is also unknown, when taekkyon got the look which it has
today. Also, the kind of techniques which were used before approx. 1800
However, in the 19th century (1800 - 1900), taekkyon must have looked very similar to what was passed down to us by Song Dok-ki.
Daekwaedo also tells us that competition has been very important in
Taekkyon at that time already. This is a major difference to most
traditional asian martial arts: In taekkyon, competition and real
fighting practice have always co-existed.
More information, including images and photos, on taekkyon's history is available in German in our German Section.
Information is also available at http://www.taekkyon.or.kr/en/ .