Taekwon-Do was born on 11th April, 1955. The name “Taekwon-Do” was proposed by General Choi Hong Hi, the principle founder of Korea’s most famous martial art. General Choi also orchestrated the first patterns for Taekwon-Do and connected each pattern with a Korean philosophical idea, or historic figure. By doing so, he made Taekwon-Do a vehicle for spreading Korean thought and history throughout the world. Both General Choi and all the namesakes of the patterns have passed away but the teachings and history remain inside the patterns, now practiced by over 10 million people worldwide.
But have you visited the sites that pay homage to the Greats that General Choi chose to pattern names after?
South Korea has numerous monuments, museums, and cultural sights dedicated to the great historic figures immortalized in the ITF Taekwon-Do patterns.
Below you can see some of the many sights here in Seoul.
The Sam-il Movement, Seoul Momument is a beacon of justice & peace
|The An-Choongun Memorial Hall in Seoul|
|Shrine to the Holy Dangun||The Won-hyo Bridge, Seoul|