Category: International Taekwondo Federation

Cultural Treasures

We are soliciting applications for “Cultural Treasures”. Pioneering individuals who have contributed to TaeKwonDo, by the donation of their time and resources to charities, special needs students or other philanthropic activities. If you know someone that embodies these characteristics please email a resume to business@taekwondotimes.com with Cultural Treasure in the subject line. Individuals selected for…

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Why was General Choi Exiled from South Korea? The Truth Revealed.

Ambassador Choi Hong-Hi Two-star Major-General (army serial #10044) This is the second part of the story of General Choi’s Tae Kwon Do.  The first part ended with his locating the ITF headquarters in Vienna, Austria, which allowed him to disseminate his martial art around the world.   POLITICAL INFLUENCES Advantages & Disadvantages General Choi was…

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Tribute to General Choi by: Grandmaster Bobby Kim

Tribute to General Choi By Grandmaster Bobby Kim I met General Choi Hong-Hi in Aurora, Colorado, when he visited my dojang, Kim’s Taekwondo Institute, during the early nineteen seventies. At that time, he was already regarded as the “father of Tae Kwon Do,” but he still had much important work ahead of him. Before his…

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A Jungle Trail Built by TaeKwonDo People

In May of 2006 Woo Jin Jung, publisher of TaeKwonDo Times, was in Pyongyang North Korea breaking boards. His hope was to break borders and end 53 years of division between North and South Korea. Just as the US and China grew closer through “pingpong diplomacy” in the 1970’s, Grand Master Jung hoped to resolve…

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Final Respects to the Founder of TaeKwon-Do From Woo Jin Jung

“One thing that is too often missing in today’s world is respect. People should show respect for one another. People should respect their family members, seniors, teachers, neighbors and others. It is important to show respect through actions, not through words. If you show respect to others, they will respect you. In my dojang I…

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The wife of TaeKwonDo Founder General Choi Hong Hi

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: “Good morning 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.…

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What and who are we if the “Art” in “Martial Art” no longer exists?

Choue Chung-won has been the President of the World Taekwondo Federation since 2004 when the founder of WT Kim Un-yong was removed because of corruption. For many years the Taekwondo sport has been dominated at the top levels of leadership by politicians, not Taekwondo people. Politicians do not understand Taekwondo as an artform, only as…

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