This is an excerpt from General Choi Hong Hi’s wife, Mrs. Choi Hun-Hi at the 100th Birthday Celebration of TaeKwon-Do Founder General Choi Hong Hi:
I would like to thank you and welcome you.
I am honored to be with you at this meaningful event. We are all here together, united by TaeKwonDo.
Nowadays, people are talking about a 100-year life span. Since my husband would have been alive 100 years today, it would have made this event even more happy if he was here today with us.
Everyone is special to our Creator. I married a very special person and he lived an unusual life. Our children were raised differently than other families. It was a stormy life for us.
My husband devoted his life to building, organizing and spreading TKD to the whole world, and to make peace with taekwondo.
Everyday, all day long, he kept talking about TaeKwonDo, except when he was sleeping. Our family including me didn’t understand him.
Now, when I recall my husband, my heart is full of regret and remorse since I did not help him 100%.
Many people feel happiness and worth when the world recognizes their achievements.
My husbands dream of having TaeKwonDo spread all around the world, was not completely accomplished.
Fortunately, my son is willing to continue in his fathers unfinished path. After all, he has his father’s blood.
My husband had an exceptional love and expectation for his only son. After my husband passed away, my son had a very hard time keeping and spreading traditional TaeKwonDo in the entangled TaeKwonDo society.
When I watch my son, I feel sorry for him. He wished to fulfill his father’s dream.
Please give my son Joong Wha Choi, your ongoing encouragement and the support he needs.
Again, thank you for coming to this incredible event.
I’m sure that my husband is smiling up there!
God Bless you!
Mrs. Choi Hun-Hi”
Consider checking out our page that is dedicated to the memory of Gen. Choi, Hong Hi and to the financial support of his widow.