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Choi Hong Hi (9 November 1918 – 15 June 2002), also known as General Choi, was a South Korean army general and martial artist who is a controversial figure in the history of the Korean martial art of taekwondo.[a] Choi is regarded by many as the 'Founder of Taekwondo'—most often by International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) organizations.<ref name="ITFHQ">International Taekwon-Do Federation (Headquarters Korea which is officially recognised by Korean Government on 24 June 2009).</ref><ref name="ITF2">International Taekwon-Do Federation (under Choi Jung Hwa, based in the United Kingdom). Retrieved on 15 January 2008; updated version retrieved on 9 October 2010.</ref><ref name="ITF2"/><ref name="ITF1">International Taekwon-Do Federation (formerly under Trân Triêu Quân; now under acting President Pablo Trajtenberg, based in Italy). Retrieved on 15 January 2008; updated version retrieved on 9 October 2010.</ref><ref name="ITF3">International Taekwon-Do Federation (under Chang Ung, based in Austria). Retrieved on 28 January 2008; updated version retrieved on 9 October 2010.</ref><ref name="ITFNZ">General Choi (ITFNZ) Retrieved on 15 January 2008.</ref> Others, such as World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) organizations, portray Choi as either an unimportant or a dishonorable figure in taekwondo history, whether by omitting him from their versions of taekwondo history<ref name="WTF">Present Day Taekwondo (WTF) Retrieved on 29 January 2008.</ref> or through explicit statements.<ref name="Son">Son, D. S. (1959): Letter in Seoul Shinmoon newspaper (16 June 1959) Retrieved on 20 September 2007.</ref>


Choi Hong Hi sections
Intro   Early life    Military career    Taekwondo    Death    See also    Notes   References   External links   

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Choi Hong Hi (9 November 1918 – 15 June 2002), also known as General Choi, was a South Korean army general and martial artist who is a controversial figure in the history of the Korean martial art of taekwondo.[a] Choi is regarded by many as the 'Founder of Taekwondo'—most often by International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) organizations.<ref name="ITFHQ">International Taekwon-Do Federation (Headquarters Korea which is officially recognised by Korean Government on 24 June 2009).</ref><ref name="ITF2">International Taekwon-Do Federation (under Choi Jung Hwa, based in the United Kingdom). Retrieved on 15 January 2008; updated version retrieved on 9 October 2010.</ref><ref name="ITF2"/><ref name="ITF1">International Taekwon-Do Federation (formerly under Trân Triêu Quân; now under acting President Pablo Trajtenberg, based in Italy). Retrieved on 15 January 2008; updated version retrieved on 9 October 2010.</ref><ref name="ITF3">International Taekwon-Do Federation (under Chang Ung, based in Austria). Retrieved on 28 January 2008; updated version retrieved on 9 October 2010.</ref><ref name="ITFNZ">General Choi (ITFNZ) Retrieved on 15 January 2008.</ref> Others, such as World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) organizations, portray Choi as either an unimportant or a dishonorable figure in taekwondo history, whether by omitting him from their versions of taekwondo history<ref name="WTF">Present Day Taekwondo (WTF) Retrieved on 29 January 2008.</ref> or through explicit statements.<ref name="Son">Son, D. S. (1959): Letter in Seoul Shinmoon newspaper (16 June 1959) Retrieved on 20 September 2007.</ref>


Choi Hong Hi sections
Intro   Early life    Military career    Taekwondo    Death    See also    Notes   References   External links   

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