About Taekwondo

General Choi Hong Hi 9th Degree GrandmasterTaekwondo was founded on April 11th 1955 by General Choi Hong Hi. General Choi is recognized around the world as the Father of Taekwon-Do and the Founder of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) and he created the ITF system that we know today. He developed Taekwon-Do using elements of the ancient Korean art of Taekkwon and also elements of Shotokan karate which he learned while studying in Japan.

Meaning of Taekwon-Do

Literally translated, Tae means kick, jump or smash with the foot. Kwon means a fist-mainly to punch or destroy with the hand or fist. Do means the art, the way, the method