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Is Re Taekwondo stronger than Northern ITF Taekwondo?

The God of High School Webtoon was recently adapted into an anime, and people just cannot get enough of it. As far as we’ve seen, the original story is wonderfully adapted with a few tweaks here and there. The fight scenes are also beautifully animated, and the power can be felt through the screen!

The main character of the series is Mori Jin, who practices an unusual form of Martial Arts called Renewal Taekwondo. What exactly is this skill? How does it compare to ITF and Northern ITF Taekwondo?

1. Quick Answer

Developed by the North Korean government, Northern ITF Taekwondo is a form of martial arts designed to create the ultimate killing machines. When pushed to its extremes, this martial art is, in the simplest terms, a killing skill.

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To counter it, Jin Taejin developed Renewal Taekwondo. Since it was created with that specific purpose, RE Taekwondo counters all of Northern ITF’s weak points perfectly and is stronger.

2. What is ITF Taekwondo?

ITF Taekwondo is a type of martial arts that favors straight, fast attacks and allows all forms of fighting without protection. Northern ITF Taekwondo and RE Taekwondo developed upon this original ITF Taekwondo.

Developed by the North Korean government, Northern ITF Taekwondo is a form of martial arts designed to create the ultimate killing machines.

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After years of intense research on various aspects of the Chinese and Russian martial arts, they used the gathered data to perfect the original ITF Taekwondo. They later named their updated version the Northern ITF Taekwondo.

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Mori Jin & Manseok Gang | Source: God of High School WIki – Fandom

Unlike WTF Taekwondo, this martial art allows all forms of fighting without protection. Northern ITF emphasizes straight attacks and speed, as it was initially created so that the user could infiltrate enemy defenses with much more precision.

When pushed to its extremes, Northern ITF Taekwondo is, in the simplest terms, a killing skill.

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3. What is Renewal Taekwondo?

Renewal Taekwondo is South Korea’s martial art that was developed as a counter to the Northern ITF.

After capturing a North Korean agent during the 1960s, the South Korean government tested his abilities through a series of duels. The results were extreme, with the northern agent coming out victorious against 50 of the government’s renowned martial artists.

To counter this martial art, Jin Taejin developed Renewal Taekwondo that was based on WTF Taekwondo. It’s also later revealed that he created new and advanced skills purely for RE, rendering it the perfect match for Northern ITF.

Soon, South Korea had trained an entire army in RE Taekwondo; however, in an infiltration mission to North Korea, they all died, and Taejin was the only survivor. He was the sole user of this martial arts form until 20 years later when he taught Jin Mori RE Taekwondo.

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Who is Taejin Jin?

Taejin Jin is Mori’s adoptive grandfather and the only master of Renewal Taekwondo and the strongest character in The God of High School. He was the captain of an elite group of soldiers trained in RE Taekwondo that were sent as spies to North Korea. However, he was the only one who survived after an unfortunate incident.

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4. Is RE Taekwondo stronger than Northern ITF?

RE Taekwondo or Southern-style Renewal Taekwondo is stronger than Northern-style ITF Taekwondo.

He is a type of martial art developed in South Korea by Taejin Jin. This was created mainly to oppose the cruel and exceedingly strong Northern ITF Taekwondo. Since it was created with that specific purpose, it counters all of Northern ITF’s weak points perfectly and is stronger than it.

SPOILER ALERT:

In fact, till now, whenever a RE Taekwondo user has faced a Northern ITF user, he has always won. This is seen when Mori wins against Sujin Lee, and Taejin Jin wins against Sujin’s grandfather (the original North Korean user).

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5. About God of High School

The God of High School or “GOH” is a South Korean webtoon written by Yongje Park. God of HighSchool was first posted on Naver Webtoon on 8 April 2011; it was one of the first webtoons to receive an English translation at the launch of Line Webtoon app and website in July 2014.

While an island half-disappearing from the face of the Earth, a mysterious organization is sending out invitations for a tournament to every skilled fighter in the world.

“If you win you can have ANYTHING you want”.

They’re recruiting only the best to fight the best and claim the title of The God of high school!

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