Grand Master Nam, Tae Hi

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Nam Tae Hi (1923-2013), who was Gen. Choi's right hand man for many years, as well as the co-founder of the Oh Do Kwan (the ROK army Kwan where Taekwon-Do got its start), died on November 7, 2013. His performance in an army demonstration in front of President Synghman Rhee was so impressive that the then-President supported the spread of Taekwon-Do throughout the South Korean military. Grand Master Nam resided in California at the time of his death.

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GM NAM is considered by many to be the father of TKD in Vietnam. During the Vietnam war, I read an article in Time that included some captured VC documents showing that there were standing orders NOT to engage the South Korean groups in close quarters combat. I think that says something about the man who trained them.
 
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I just noticed that the dates I listed for GM Nam are wrong. They should be 1929-2013.

Requiescat in pace.

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Chris
 
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