History of TKD

History of Tae Kwon-Do

Tae Kwon-Do is an art of self defence founded by a Korean General named Choi Hong Hi 9th Degree.

The inaugural date of Taekwon-Do was 11th April 1955. After exhausting research, developing and experimenting General Choi proclaimed Taekwon-Do to the world as a completely practical martial art having a basic Korean origin.

Tae Kwon-Do ‘is the way of the foot and hand’.

The literally translation of Tae Kwon-Do

Tae: Stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot
Kwon: Denotes fist, to punch or destroy with the fist
Do: The way of the art


History of I.T.F

International Tae Kwon-Do Federation (I.T. F)
General Choi Hong Hi formed the initials of the International Tae Kwon-Do Federation in 22nd March 1966 to spread the treaching of Tae Kwon-Do worldwide under a recognised official standard.

The symbol of the I.T.F. is a tree symbolising the development of the students training.  The I.T.F. school plaque takes the shape of the turtle, symbolising a long life with the colours of the plaque representing the Tae Kwon-Do belt colours.

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