Sad Passing of Pioneer Grandmaster Col. Nam Tae Hi

We are sad to announce the passing of one of the original Taekwon-Do pioneers, described by General Choi in the early years as his "right hand man". Grandmaster Nam Tae Hi is known as the father of Taekwon-Do in Vietnam as he lead the first group of Instructors to teach Taekwon-Do there. Grandmaster Nam was chosen by General Choi to lead the 29th Infantry "Fist" Division, where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity. He was also famous for breaking 13 roof tiles with his fist in a demonstration for the Korean President Syng Man Rhee in 1954, which lead to Taekwon-Do being officially adopted by the korean military forces, a key moment in the history of Taekwon-Do. GM Nam was a founding member of the ITF and an ITF VIII Dan by 1973. Without pioneers like Grandmaster Nam Taekwon-Do would not exist as it does today. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge him for his contribution to the development of Taekwon-Do.

Autor: S Ryan
Fecha: 2013-11-10 21:46:00
Numero de lecturas: 3350
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