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Taekwon- do Association Of India

17-Dec-2013 10:55:38 AM
 

 

“Taekwon-do Association of India” (in short TAI) was born due to the entrance of ITF Taekwon-do to India in the year 1984 under the guidance of Grand Master Leong Wai Meng, 9th Dan Black Belt.  Till 1991 it was called as All India Taekwon-do Association (ITF) and the new name “TAI” was given under the Chairmanship of Master B. Rajendran in 1991 and was registered in Delhi. Today  it has developed into a nation wide organization of martial art with 25 state associations/union territories and about 100 thousand practitioners affiliated to itself.

 

B. RAJENDRAN

When I started Martial Art in the year 1976 first learning Kung fu, then Karate and WTF Taekowndo and finally ITF Taekwon-do in the year 1985, the prevalence was for only to learn how to fight or combat.  But it has now grown into an educational art for imparting self-discipline, moral culture and mental discipline besides the physical ability and confidence to face important and crucial situations in life.

Gen. Choi Hong Hi the beloved Founder of Taekwon-do and Grand Master Leong Wai Meng taught me the importance of self-discipline and moral etiquette.  I found that it is more important to be a good human being than a good fighter for the benefit of self as well as for the society as a whole.

 

When I was in the process of traveling from one instructor to another and one martial art to another, I found that there is tremendous lack of moral attitude among martial artists.  The arrogance and disrespect in martial art arena forced me to make an organization where students and Instructors have an opportunity to speak their own minds even though few forever critics may disagree.  My main purpose was to give a platform to all those interested and who lacked the opportunity to higher education to find a respectful living by teaching Taekwon-do as found by the beloved founder Gen. Choi Hong Hi emphasizing more on moral and logical perception of human psychology and thus educating self in the process.

My request to all Taekwon-doists is to respect others possession and liberty in this materialistic world where even love and relationship is weighed in money. Only self-satisfaction can bring tranquility and peace of mind.

With best of luck to being called as a good human being,

 

( B. RAJENDRAN ) M.Com,LLB

8th Dan Black Belt

International Master Instructor, Examiner & Referee

PRESIDENT – TAEKWON-DO ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (ITF)

VICE PRESIDENT – MARTIAL ART GAMES FEDERATION OF INDIA

CHAIRMAN – TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE -ASIAN TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION


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