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Written by: MTAC - 19th August 2013
During the 2nd Asia Championship a Malaysian Newspaper reporter
interviewed Grand Master Choi about his journey with Taekwon-do, with the
interview result being posted in an extensive 3 colour page article in the
Being the son of the Founder of Taekwon-do General Choi, GM Choi
is sustaining a great responsibility of the succession of the noble ambition of
General Choi – to promote Taekwon-do to the world. It is never an easy job to
inherit the achievement and spirit of our General, but it is the only road
taken by GM Choi without regret.
While most of us were still acting like a spoiled child and having
frolic with friends, GM Choi was already doing his kicking and Ki Hap under the
burning sun, enjoying his so-called “delightful time” in his childhood. Due to
his special position as the son of our General, he was well aware that he has
to train hard at every single moment to achieve the expectation of his father.
To reach the apex he always takes the bull by the horns and to equip himself to
surmount tremendous difficulties which he has to face day to day. It is not
exaggerate to say that the time GM Choi experienced yesterday equipped himself
to his achievements and success today.
GM Choi does not treat Taekwon-do as a toy, a game, or a sport.
Rather it is a kind of education, in which we should all engrave in our mind of
the spirit of Taekwon-do – Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit. Being a
member of Taekwon-do we should not aim at obtaining the black belt or gaining
respect from others, but we should endeavor to a higher moral of being a
honest, upstanding, selfless and devoted person.
Regardless of his capacity as a 9th degree Grand Master,
president of the ITF and father of the two daughters, GM Choi still treat
himself as a lifetime student. To him the resplendent of life does not depend
on its end result, but the process of striving and persevering. There is no end
to the road of Taekwon-do. He wishes that he could devote his lifetime to
enchance and glorify the noble
ambition of our General and to establish
a perfect system of Taekwon-do for the posterity.