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What is TKD?

Scientific use of body in self defence - gained ultimate use of facilities through physical and mental training.


What is the meaning of Chon-Ji?

Chon-Ji (19) - named after "Heaven & Earth". In Asia, this means the beginning of the world… and thus this is the initial pattern learned.


What is the meaning of Dan-Gun?

Dan-Gun (21) - named after the Holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea (in 2,333 BC).


What is the meaning of Do-San?

Do-San (24) - named after the alias for the Korean patriot, Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938).


What is the meaning of Won-Hyo?

Won-Hyo (28) - named after Won-Hyo, a monk who introduced Buddhism to Korea in 686 AD.


What is the meaning of Yul-Gok?

Yul-Gok (38) - the pseudonym of the great philosopher and scholar Yi I (1536-1584) nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea”, the 38 movements represent his birthplace on the 38th Parallel and the diagram represents the Scholar.


What is the meaning of Joong-Gun?

Joong-Gun (32) - named after Ahn Joong-Gun, a Korean patriot who assassinated the first Japanese governor-general of Korea (Hiro Bumi Ito).


What is the meaning of Toi-Gye?

Toi-Gye (37) - named after the pseudonym for a famous neo-Confucius scholar, Yi Hwang. The 37 movements represent his birthplace on the 37th latitude. 


What is the meaning of Hwa-Rang?

Hwa-Rang (29) - named after the Hwa-Rang youth group, which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century. The 29 movements refer to the 29th Infantry Division, where Tae Kwon Do developed into maturity.


What are the tenets?

courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit


What is the meaning of TKD?

Tae : stands for jumping or flying, to kick or smash with the foot
Kwon : denotes the fist - to punch or destroy with the hand or fist
Do : art or way - the right way built and paved by the saints and sages in the past


Who founded TKD?

General Choi Hong Hi, IX Degree


When did General Choi Hong Hi born and die?

He was born on Nov 9th 1918 and died on June 15th 2002


When was TKD given its name?

April 11th 1955


When was ITF TKD founded?

March 22nd 1966


Who introduced TKD to the UK, & when?

Rhee Ki Ha in 1967