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The History of Taekwon-Do


The history of Taekwon-Do is often debated as to its true origin. Although many things in life can be left up to interpretation, some undisputable facts can not be ignored. One of the most important facts as it relates to Taekwon-Do is that the name "Taekwon-Do" did not officially exist until April 11,1955. It is important for students of Taekwon-Do to understand the true history of this modern martial art. Please read the articles on this page to familiarize yourself with the history of the people, places and circumstances that have shaped one of the worlds fastest growing and complete martial arts..........Taekwon-Do.

History of Taekwon-Do
reproduced from the Official ITF web site

History of Taekwon-Do
by Grand Master K.S.Hwang

a short description of the relationship of the organizations

Grand Master Hwang, Kwang Sung
a biography of the president of KATU

Interpretations of Taekwon-Do patterns
original 24 patterns created by Gen. Choi