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The New Encyclopedia Britanica, 1992, vol.11, Page491
Tae Kwon Do (Korean: "art of kicking and punching"), Korean art of unarmed combat that is based on the earlier form of Korean self-defense known as tae kyon and on karate. The name tae kwon do was officially adopted for this martial art in 1955 after that name had been submitted by the South Korean general Choi Hong Hi, the principal founder of tae kwon do.

Genius Encyclopedia 1990
Taekwon-Do The founder and father of this martial art is Gen.Choi Hong Hi 9th Dan. the highest dan awarded taekwon-do was officially recognised as part of korean tradition and culture on 1955, The international taekwon-do federation was fomed in 1966


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