Grandmaster General Choi Hong Hi (1918-2002)

Summary:

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.

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