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BackThe Founder's birthday - Taekwon-Do history

9th November 2017

Hoy es el día del nacimiento del fundador del Taekwon-Do,

No hay un hecho más relevante que ese. NO ES EL DIA DEL INSTRUCTOR DE TAEKWON-DO.

El Gral. Choi Hong Hi dijo: "Nací en Corea el 9 de Noviembre de 1918. En aquella época, el calendario coreano se basaba en los ciclos lunares, en el cual cada mes tiene 27 o 28 días. En 1960 Corea optó por el calendario occidental, basado en el ciclo solar, teniendo cada mes 30 o 31 días. De acuerdo con el calendario occidental, mi cumpleaños es el 22 de Diciembre. Así que, aun cuando tengo dos cumpleaños, el 9 de Noviembre de 1918 es el que elegí para celebrar."

No permitamos que se tergiverse la historia. Hoy celebremos el aniversario del nacimiento del fundador del Taekwon-Do, Gral. Choi, Hong Hi. Así fue su voluntad. Taekwon,

GM Néstor Galarraga



Today is the birthday of the founder of Taekwon-Do,

There is no more relevant fact than that. IT IS NOT THE TAEKWON-DO INSTRUCTOR'S DAY

Today, November 9th would have been Gen Choi´s Birthday, though it was always said that he had two birthdays. Why? This was General Choi´s answer to that question:

"I was born in Korea, November 9th 1918. During those times, rhe Korean calendar was based on the lunar cycles, each month with 27 or 28 days. In 1960, Korea chose the occidental calendar, based on the solar cycle, with each month with 30 or 31 days. According to occidental calendar, my birthday would be on December 22th . So, even if I have two birthdays; November 9th is the date I have chosen."

Do not let the story be distorted. Today we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the founder of Taekwon-Do, Gen. Choi, Hong Hi.

This was his will.



GM Néstor Galarraga


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