Grandmaster General Choi Hong Hi (1918-2002)


1940s: General Choi Hong Hi started developing Taekwon-Do. He based the art on techniques from Japanese Karate and Korean Taek Kyon.

11 April 1955: The name Taekwon-Do was decided by a special board summoned by General Choi.

1959: The Korean Taekwon-Do Association was formed with General Choi as its first President.

22 March 1966: The International Taekwon-Do Federation was formed in Seoul, South Korea.

1973 onwards: Other world bodies such as the World Taekwondo Federation and the Global Taekwon-Do Federation were formed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What is 6 + 12 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

WordPress Blog Support