Master Black Belt
- Apr 19, 2011
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Let's see... General Choi was the leader of the KTA, and founded the ITF. The KTA formed the Kukkiwon.
Yup. Looks like the Kukkiwon is part of the ITF.
You have your history in the wrong order. in 1961 CHOI Hong Hi was a leader and architect of the KTA and the KTA Central Gymnasium. The KTA Central Gymnasium existed before CHOI Hong Hi created his ITF in 1966. When he did create his ITF, all the new members where all members of the KTA. Many remained members, even after Choi left Korea.
In 1973, KTA changed the name of their central gym to Kukkiwon. That did not change anything but the name, it still functioned as their central gymnasium until February 5, 1980, years after Choi has left South Korea.
The KTA Central Gymnasium (later re-named the Kukkiwon) predates the ITF's formation.