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Message of Prof. RI Yong Son, newly elected ITF President
4th Sep 2015
I would also like to
extend my highest esteem to Gen. Choi Hong Hi, the founder of Taekwon-Do and 1st
President of ITF who has left to us a precious legacy and to Prof. Dr. Chang
UNG who has made tremendous
contributions to the development of the original Taekwon-Do and ITF.
Today, we, as disciples
of Gen. Choi Hong Hi, are facing to a lot of challenges consisting of making
our original Taekwon-Do more stronger disseminating the orthodox TKD in as many
countries as possible across the world thus developing and enriching the
techniques and theory of the original Taekwon-Do to comply with last wishes of Gen.
Choi Hong Hi, TKD founder.
I hereby promise then
that I will devote myself with a full wisdom and passion, to this cause aimed
to make all wishes of Gen. Choi Hong Hi come into reality in a near future
through active cooperation of our all Taekwon-Do practitioners all over the
In particular, I,
strong with your advices and constructive suggestions, appeal to all the ITF
members to make strenuous efforts to promote ITF into a great harmonious and
prosperous family based on mutual respect while working together for the
betterment of ITF together with our creative wisdom and joint effort.
Long live ITF!
Prof. Ri Yong Son,