History of Taekwon-Do

Taekwon-Do was founded in Seoul, South Korea, in 1955 by General Choi, Hong Hi.
Since its inception, many changes have been implemented to continually develop Taekwon-Do, both as a martial art and as a formidable form of self-defence.

The early sixties saw an influx of Korean Taekwon-Do Masters into the USA and subsequently world-wide.
Today in Taekwon-Do, there are a number of world bodies, three of which claim succession to the original International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) and the World Taekwon-Do Federation (WTF), which was founded in 1977 and is featured in the Olympic Games.

Taekwon-Do was introduced into the UK in 1967 by Master Rhee, Ki Ha; today many groups operate their own organisations as the popularity of Taekwon-Do has increased, but Rhee, Ki Ha, First Grand Master and Patron of ACE Taekwon-Do, continues to teach Taekwon-Do to anyone wishing to learn the Art as it was intended by its Founder General Choi.