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Taekwondo History and Foundation of Taekwondo

Taekwondo was inaugurated on April 11, 1955, following extensive research and development by its founder, Major General Choi Hong Hi, 9th Dan. Taekwondo is the most popular art in the world and is currently being taught to 5 million students in more than 70 countries.

Tenets of Taekwondo

To be polite to one's instructors, seniors, and fellow students.

To be honest with oneself one must be able to define right from wrong.

To achieve a goal, whether it is a higher grade or any technique, one must never stop trying; one must persevere.

Mastery over one's behavior. Self-Control is a vital component in the maturing process.

To show courage when you and your principles are pitted against overwhelming odds.

International Taekwondo Oath

As a student of Taekwondo
I shall observe the tenets of Taekwondo
I shall respect the instructors and seniors
I shall never misuse Taekwondo
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
I shall build a more peaceful world.