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April 11, 1955 was the birthdate of Taekwon-Do. So now on April 11, 2015 we are happy to present the first ever book on Taekwon-Do. Of course this book was written by General Choi Hong-Hi, the principle founder of Taekwon-Do as listed by the Encyclopedia Britannica. The book was published in October of 1959. This was 1 month after General Choi formed the Korea Taekwon-Do Assocation on September 3, 1959, serving as the first President. The book was written using Korean HanGul and Chinese HanJa, which was common at the time. It contains the first 5 Korean Taekwon-Do Patterns, then called Hyungs; Hwa-Rang, Chung-Mu, Ul-Ji, U-Nam and Sam-Il.

This book is further undeniable evidence that Taekwon-Do is not 2,000 years old and that without General Choi Hong-Hi, there would be no Taekwon-Do!
Enjoy another piece of history

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The 1st Taekwon-Do Book Ever Written & the author of course was Gen. Choi Hong-Hi, the year being 1959, when few others were even using the name Taekwon-Do!

The 1st Taekwon-Do Book Ever Written (1959)

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    • We find it an honorable obligation to share. It is our pleasure and we only ask that others share this website with more people. This is the way we help insure that the gems of history are not lost forever!
      It will also be part of the process to correct the distorted record of our beloved Art’s history.

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    • Please be advised that while this book is in Korean, it also includes a lot of Chinese HanJa as well. In those times it was fairly common to use both when writing. This has become less common and today not many younger Koreans have a depth of knowledge of Chinese HanJa. The highly educated and some older Koreans may. It is common to see at times Koreans using smart phones to translate the Chinese characters to get deeper or root meanings.

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