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General Knowledge (Taekwon-Do Trivia)

School Of Taekwon-Do

1. Taekwon-Do was founded on April 11, 1955.

2. The Founder of Taekwon-Do was a 2-star Korean General name Choi Hong Hi.

3. The International Taekwon-Do Federation was founded on March 22, 1966.

4. The 9 Founding members of the I.T.F. are Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, West Germany and USA.

5. There are 24 patterns in ITF Taekwon-Do representing 24 hours (one day) or the entire life of mankind because compared with the Universe, the entire lifespan of Man is but a day.

6. The highest rank in Taekwon-Do is 9th Dan or Grandmaster.

7. Taekwon-Do literally means Hand and Foot Technique. Tae = Foot, Kwon = Fist and Do = The Way of Life.

8. A total of 5 Grandmasters were promoted by the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi during his lifetime.

9. The pen name of General Choi, who is also a well versed calligrapher, is "Chang Hon" or Blue Cottage and the set of Patterns or Tuls created by him are also known as the Chang Hon Forms or Chon Ji System (named after the 1st Pattern Chon Ji Tul).

10. General Choi Hong Hi passed away on June 15, 2002 and in buried in North Korea.