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General Choi’s Final Words (as told and recorded directly to GM Hwang, Kwang-Sung K-9-1)

originaly published on http://www.kidokwan.org

ALSO NOTE, THERE IS A MISCONCEPTION THAT THIS WILL WAS TOLD TO “NORTH KOREANS” AND THEN LATER TOLD TO THE PEOPLE PRESENT, THIS IS NOT TRUE! GENERAL CHOI SPOKE THIS WILL TO GM HWANG, KWANGSUNG K-9-1 AND IT WAS HE WHO MADE SURE THAT IT WAS WRITTEN DOWN AS GENERAL CHOI SPOKE IT TO HIM. ALL PRESENT COULD UNDERSTAND GENERAL CHOI CLEARLY (KOREAN) AND HE WAS NOT UNDER ANY SEDATION OR OTHER DRUGS AT THIS TIME!

11 June 2002

I am the man who has the most followers in the world.

I am the happiest man who has done everything to do in my life.

It is very fortunate you have come.

Is Mr. Chang Ung here?

Mr. Rhee, Ki-Ha, it is good you have come. I am glad my son and daughters liked you.

You probably might know Mr. Chang Ung as the tallest Korean and I want to hold the highest position in the ITF.

If only I had been as tall as Mr. Chang Ung, I could have had less opponents, however, as my body was so small that meant many opponents. Thus, all alone, I could not fight them all for ever.

But I have never swayed from justice on my being on my side.

I have always worried about my successor to the presidency, however my mind is set at ease for there is Mr. Chang.

Mr. Hwang, KwangSung, your duties are very big and important as spokesman and the Chairman of the Merger Committee. It is my wish to merge Taekwon-Do into one. Do your duty responsibly.

Mr. Park, Jong-Soo had immigrated to Canada in 1967, before that he taught Taekwon-Do in Europe. In 1972 I went to Canada where Mr. Park resided leaving my family behind.

In those days Taekwon-Do was not as widely known, so I use to say that you would have to crave “Taekwon-Do” on my coffin. Now Taekwon-Do has developed on a large scale.

I love Mr. Tom MacCallum, I have always worried if he might die before me, what I could do to help his family, he as given a lot to the ITF. And I have no secrets hidden from him. Thank you for what you have done. I love you.

Mr. Leong Wei Meng is a man of good conscience, has given a lot to the education of Taekwon-Do, since he was financially well, I thought of him as a stockholder for the Chang Hon Foundation.

Mr. Hwang, Jin is doing well following the path of Mr. Chon, Jin-Sik. So I want to appoint him as a member of the Consultative Committee. Please see to it that the Committee is enlarged to 9 positions to appoint him and Mr. Jong, Jae-Hun.

My followers, Taekwon-Do has never existed without the help of D.P.R. Korea, all should know this. The ITF is an international organization and we do not need to argue about ideology. Does the United Nations belong to the negros because their Secretary General is negro? Please do not think this way.

Taekwon-Do must be centered in Korea.

Choi, Jung-Hwa lied to me at the airport, he deceived me again. You need to tell the public through the internet that I do not forgive him as Taekwo-Doin but I do forgive him as his father.

Unless Jung-Hwa apologizes to the Taekwon-Do world, he should never be forgiven. While I still breathe, please send this message via the internet as soon as possible.

TAEKWON-DO EXISTS FOREVER.

1630 hrs to 1710hrs 11 June 2002

In the hospital in Pyongyang, D.P.R. Korea

In attendance:

Mrs. Choi, Joon-Hi – Canada (wife)

GM Hwang, Kwang-Sung K-9-1 – USA (Aide to Gen., Spokesman for ITF & Merger Committee)

GM Rhee, KiHa GB-9-1 – UK (ITF Vice-President)

GM Park, Jong-Soo – Canada C-9-1 (Member of Consultative Committee)

Master Thomas MacCallum – Austria GB-8-3 (Secretary General)

Master Hwang, Jin – Japan J-8-1 (Member of Consultative Committee)

Master Leong Wei Meng – Greenland GR-8-1 (Chairman of Consultative Committee)

Master Phap Lu – Canada C-8-4 (Member of Executive Committee)

Mr. Chang, Ung – D.P.R. Korea (IOC Member)

Mr. Jong, Jae-Hun – D.P.R.Korea (Sec. Gen. of the International Martial Arts Game Committee)

Mr. Hwang, Bong-Yu – D.P.R.Korea (Chairman of Korea Taekwon-Do Committee)

Mr. Rang, Bong-Man – D.P.R.Korea (Sec. Gen. Korean Taekwon-Do Committee)

 

“While the heaven and earth cries in sorrow, we are gathered here today to say our final goodbye to you General Choi Hong Hi, the founder of Taekwon-Do.

In spite of all the hardships and obstacles, you have made Taekwon-Do, the are we treasure as our own lives. For more then half century, you have dedicated your life and spirit to bring Taekwon-Do to its full maturity.

We now practice this wonderful art that you have given us in its true spirit regardless of nationality, religion and ideology.

While making our bodies healthier and stronger, we have learned to live closer to the tenets of Taekwon-Do. We have learned honor, righteousness, fervor, determination, responsibility and cooperation.

As you loved it, we too sir, love Taekwon-Do with our heart. We now take your teachings and will strive to maintain the independence of martial art in its purest form. We will not compromise the principles of Taekwon-Do thereby refusing to side with any ideology, politics, monopolization and abuse.

The one way yo have shown to us is the path we will follow. The way of a true warrior. We pledge to you today to follow the leadership of our new president armed with your Taekwon-Do philosophy, so that your Taekwon-Do will be handed down to the many generations to come in its purest form.

This is our duty as Taekwon-Do practitioners to guarantee the continuation of this wonderful art. You sir now have left us. We ask you to look down upon us and guide us in this endeavor. We will forever remember you and treasure you in our hearts as our great teacher.

Dear sir, you can now finally rest in peace.”

Professor Kim, WonJu

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