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|Did You Know???|
• The International Taekwon-Do Federation was created in 1966 by
General Choi Hong Hi-It started with just 9 countries: Malaysia,
Vietnam, Korea, West Germany, USA, Egypt, Turkey, Singapore, and Italy.
Today there are over 500,000 members in 81 countries affiliated with the
• The ITF crest colours are yellow and blue: The colour yellow signifies earth from which a plant sprouts and takes root while blue signifies the heaven toward which the plant matures into a towering tree.
• At the 2008 ITF World Cup in Riva del Guarda, Italy there were 1131 participants competing over a 4 day event. (At the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada there were 2725 participants competing over a 17 day event)
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