Message of Prof. RI Yong Son, newly elected
4th Sep 2015
I would also like to extend my highest esteem to Gen. Choi Hong Hi, the founder of Taekwon-Do and 1st President of ITF who has left to us a precious legacy and to Prof. Dr. Chang UNG who has made tremendous contributions to the development of the original Taekwon-Do and ITF.
Today, we, as disciples of Gen. Choi Hong Hi, are facing to a lot of challenges consisting of making our original Taekwon-Do more stronger disseminating the orthodox TKD in as many countries as possible across the world thus developing and enriching the techniques and theory of the original Taekwon-Do to comply with last wishes of Gen. Choi Hong Hi, TKD founder.
I hereby promise then that I will devote myself with a full wisdom and passion, to this cause aimed to make all wishes of Gen. Choi Hong Hi come into reality in a near future through active cooperation of our all Taekwon-Do practitioners all over the world.
In particular, I, strong with your advices and constructive suggestions, appeal to all the ITF members to make strenuous efforts to promote ITF into a great harmonious and prosperous family based on mutual respect while working together for the betterment of ITF together with our creative wisdom and joint effort.
Long live ITF!
Prof. Ri Yong Son, ITF President