a TaeKwonDo master, entered King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 along with his
disciple Hwoarang. However Baek withdrew from
the tournament, when he found out that Hwoarang lost from his rival Jin
and was seriously injured. Baek then rushed to the hospital to visit Hwoarang.
Although Hwoarang's condition wasn't considered as something serious after
his treatment, he wouldn't wake up and Baek started blaming himself for
being an inadequate instructor.
3 days for Hwoarang to regain consciousness. They discussed the details
and Hwoarang told Baek that not only he has to recover, but to strengthen
himself even further. Baek sensed his strong will and his unprecedented
modesty and hence he decided to teach him everything he knows. Baek &
Hwoarang returned to Korea, and endeavored to practice intensely. Eventually
the announcement of King of Iron Fist Tournament 6 came from the Mishima
Zaibatsu and Baek decided to enter the tournament one last time, to widen
his personal experience.
May 20th, 2013
I'm pretty sure Baek was the
first TaeKwonDo fighter to ever appear in a 3D fighting game. No doubt fighting
game players who also trained in TKD in real life (like myself), instantly took
a liking to Baek. Baek uses authentic Tae Kwon Do and when under the control of an experienced
Tekken player, can fight very much
like a real TaeKwonDo practitioner (minus the cheap juggles of course). ;)
Tekken 5: DR moveset and new animations re-defined his design from the old
days. His fluid
footwork and flashy, yet effective kicks show off what TKD is all
about. Even many of the hand strikes Baek uses are the same traditional strikes
been doing/teaching in TKD for years. Baek's stance where he keeps his leg up and
hops around is also a TaeKwonDo trademark... and faking into a
spin back kick from that stance? Hell yeah. That's one of my personal favorite
in real life. Someone
at Namco clearly knows a thing or two about TKD, and it's awesome that there are
2 TKD users proudly representing the art in Tekken.
Style / Moveset