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15 Oct 2021
I was born in Cambodia in 1961.  When I was small, other children treated me badly. Therefore, in 1970, I began to practice Taekwon‑Do to strengthen my body and spirit. Because it is both visually appealing and functional, Taekwon‑Do is a sport that appeals to me on a deep level. Besides, Taekwon‑Do helped me to survive in the jungles where I was sent together with my… read more
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19 Jul 2021
Prior to the 2019 Taekwon‑Do World Championships in Bulgaria, I discovered a tumor in my chest and sought medical attention. However, the doctor was inattentive and allowed me to compete in the World Championship. I took second place in the championship and sought advice from another specialist, which is when my worst fear began. I was sent for numerous tests and biopsies, and the… read more
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27 Mar 2021
I was teaching various Martial Arts since 1982 as I was passing through many faces of Martial Art like Kung-fu, Karate, Taekwondo etc. Then I realised that it is necessary to have a named platform from where the best Martial art can be presented. So I formed Delhi TKD Institute in 1985. But As it looked like personal. I renamed it to “Taekwon‑Do Federation of Delhi” in 1989. Never… read more
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7 Dec 2020
ART and the WAY, a journey of 2 brothers to become ITF Taekwon‑Do Masters. By Robert Greeff 2020 has become a defining year for contemporary human civilization.  The entire world has been thrown into a state of imbalance.  As such, the need for the teachings of Taekwon‑Do is more relevant and necessary than ever. In fact it would seem that all countries are calling out for… read more
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7 Dec 2020
Reminiscing fondly my days with General Choi Hong Hi By ITF President Prof. Ri Yong Son My Taekwon‑Do journey began in secondary school in Chongjin City in North Hamgyong Provence. I trained Taekwon‑Do alongside handball practice. It is widely known that my country is renowned as the Motherland of Taekwon‑Do, thus it is popular and considered an obligation for everyone… read more
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21 Nov 2020
Grand Master Low Koon Lin, Malaysian Taekwon‑Do Pioneer A Brief History of the Early Years There is little doubt that Covid-19 has had a tremendous impact on us all.  One of the worst things about this period is that I am unable to visit my father, GM Low Koon Lin, who lives in Malaysia.  However, thanks to technology, I am able to see and chat with him frequently. During these… read more
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22 Sep 2020
The beginning of Taekwon‑Do in Hong Kong dates back to 1966, when Grand Master Kim Bok Man who had just retired from the army introduced the Korean martial arts in; sometimes called Korean Karate back then, In 1967, General Choi Hong Hi sent a couple of experienced instructors to Hong Kong to facilitate the training, that included Grand Master Nam Tae Hi, Grand Master Han Cha Kyo,… read more
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10 Sep 2020
Growing up with my siblings who had been already receiving different forms of martial arts training, it was inevitable to get myself into Taekwon‑Do at a young age in order to survive those fierce fights, as well as to become stronger. Since then, I have developed a great passion for Taekwon‑Do. Driven by the zeal and my music teacher’s encouragement, I established a Taekwon… read more
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28 Aug 2020
My love for General Choi Hong Hi and passion for ITF GM Adolfo Villanueva Argentina I received my 9th Dan in 2009. Currently, I am the Vice-President of ITF in America, President of FAAT (Federation of the Argentinian Associations of Taekwon‑Do), and Director of the South American School; a school that I founded and I have represented since 2003. I have been involved in TKD for 53… read more
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28 Jul 2020
In 1989, General Choi Hong Hi introduced gave an impetus to the development of the Taekwondo ITF in Uzbekistan. There were several seminars led by Choi Hong Hi. General Choi Hong Hi has led several seminars that brought built the momentum to flourish Taekwon‑Do especially in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Tashkent became the center of Taekwon‑Do for the countries of… read more
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2 Jul 2020
My interest in sports was unlocked when I was in my primary school.   From board to ball games, and all available sports that can be played at home and school—I tried them all.             I was then a kind of person who easily gives up whenever I knew that someone is better than me in my field of interest.  I always feel insecure and my self-confidence falls at rock bottom.            … read more
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29 Jun 2020
A History Maker of Nepali Martial Art Society Written by: Gham Bahadur Thapa History is important and all people have their own histories and life stories. The seeds sown in history can be found in the plants today. Mr. Krishna Bahadur Balal is a well-known and popular personality in the Nepali sports society and in the international Taekwon‑Do field. Mr. Krishna Bahadur Balal… read more
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17 Jun 2020
Mastering Sports with Moral Culture For many people like myself, Taekwon‑Do is not so much a hobby, as it is a guiding principle of morality, of self-improvement, and a way of understanding the limits of one’s physical and mental capabilities. It is an artform and a lifestyle that I have dedicated myself to for over 43 years. To honour the 65th year of the naming of Taekwon‑… read more
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2 Jun 2020
60th Birthday Interview (2016) Taekwon‑Do ITF Grandmaster and Professor Hwang Ho Yong has been among the most important personalities of Czech martial arts for decades. Ever since his arrival in Prague in 1987, students, not only Czech, have had the opportunity to learn the Korean martial art directly from the source and to be students of the world’s leading Taekwon‑Do… read more
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16 May 2020
Occasions with Gen. Choi Hong Hi The first time I met Gen. Choi was in 1994 during the 9th World Championship in Malaysia, when I was still a school girl. It was only in 1999, I got the opportunity to attend his international seminar.  I was really very surprised to see how energetic an 81 year old man at that time. In 2000, it was an unforgettable proud moment for me when Gen. Choi… read more

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