Founder of Taekwondo:

Choe Hong Hee

The founder of Taekwondo is General Choe Hong Hee. He is considered the father of taekwondo and made significant contributions to the development of the sport on the world stage. General Choe developed a taekwondo philosophy based on the principles of respect, humility and self-control and founded the International Taekwondo Association (ITF) in 1966.


Lee Dae-hoon

One of the famous taekwondo champions is Lee Dae-hun from South Korea. He is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of the sport, having won several gold medals at the World Championships and Asian Games. Lee Dae-hong also competed at the Olympic Games, demonstrating outstanding performance and skill in the 68 kg weight category.

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Stephen Lopez

American taekwondo athlete, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion.


Zhu Zhong

Chinese taekwondo athlete, two-time Olympic champion and multiple world champion.


Hwang Ki-taek

Olympic gold medalist and multiple world champion. He is known for his skill and contribution to the popularization of taekwondo.

Taekwondo (WTF)

Taekwondo (Korean: 태권도: 跆拳道) is a martial art, an Olympic sport, and the national sport of Korea. Taekwondo is one of the most systematized and scientifically based martial arts in the world. With the help of body and soul training, this discipline inculcates physical fighting skills in a person, and aims to improve mental health and quality of life.

Taekwondo originated more than 2000 years ago. The word “taekwondo” itself was formed on April 11, 1955, when the founder of Taekwondo – General Choi Hong Hee (9 dan) – united the most important 9 schools of Korean traditional martial arts under the general name “Taekwondo”.

Thae means “kick”, kwon means “fist” or “hand strike”, do means “way” or “art”. Thus, the term taekwondo can be translated as “the way (art) of the feet and hands.” Like many other martial arts, taekwondo includes sports and health, practical and philosophical aspects. Taekwondo focuses on leg striking: the art primarily focuses on kicks in motion, using their wider range and power to incapacitate an opponent from a distance.

According to the definition of Choi Hong Hee himself, “Taekwondo means a system of spiritual training and a technique of self-defense without weapons, along with health, as well as skilled execution of strikes, blocks and jumps performed with bare hands and feet to defeat one or more opponents.”

Several taekwondo techniques:

Ap Chagi (straight kick)

basic forward kicking technique.

Dolyo Chagi (circular kick)

A kick from the outside inwards, used to attack the opponent's sides.

Tylyo Chagi (back kick)

powerful kick performed over the shoulder, directed backwards.

Pyeon Seong-kyok (sideways punch)

a basic punch directed towards the opponent, used for a mid-range attack.

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