Instructors Train with the Founder of Taekwon-Do
Taekwon-Do School's two instructors recently had the rare opportunity to train
under the founder of the Korean martial art at a special international
instructors course held in Trinity College, Dublin.
Choi Hong Hi, 9th degree black belt, founded Taekwon-Do in 1955 and
has been the President of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) since
its inception in 1966.
instructors, Floyd Keane and Fiona Lyng, attended the three day seminar which
was attended by over 150 enthuasists from all over Europe and as far away as
a 4th degree black belt, and Lyng, recently promoted to 2nd
degree black belt, also trained under General Choi at his last Irish seminar
held in 1995.
Choi, at 81 years of age, travels the world all year round conducting seminars
for the ITF's 140 member countries and is continually developing and improving
the martial art. His incredible
fitness and agility are a testament to the physical benefits of Taekwon-Do.
Stillorgan duo also had the chance to meet the founder's son, Master Choi Jung
Hwa, 8th degree black belt, who is widely regarded as one of the
finest Taekwon-Do exponents in the world.
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