Choi Hong Hi

1918 - 2002

Choi Hong Hi

General Choi Hong Hi (9 November 1918 – 15 June 2002) was a South Korean Army general and martial artist who is a controversial figure in the history of the Korean martial art of taekwondo. Choi is regarded by many as the "Founder of Taekwon-Do"—most often by International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) organizations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Choi Hong Hi has received more than 234,821 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular martial arts.

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Among martial arts, Choi Hong Hi ranks 10 out of 74Before him are Kanō Jigorō, Mas Oyama, Wong Fei-hung, Huo Yuanjia, Trưng Sisters, and Kenwa Mabuni. After him are Chōjun Miyagi, Ankō Itosu, Hélio Gracie, Masatoshi Nakayama, Higaonna Kanryō, and Conor McGregor.

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Among people born in 1918, Choi Hong Hi ranks 79Before him are Igor Ansoff, Philip José Farmer, Gabriel Axel, João Figueiredo, Gara Garayev, and Vasyl Sukhomlynsky. After him are Ian Stevenson, Spiro Agnew, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Helmut Lent, Kevin A. Lynch, and Lothar-Günther Buchheim. Among people deceased in 2002, Choi Hong Hi ranks 73Before him are Abba Eban, Roberto Matta, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Geraldine of Albania, Katy Jurado, and Erwin Chargaff. After him are François Périer, Karel Reisz, Velibor Vasović, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Cornelis Johannes van Houten, and Joe Strummer.

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In Korea, North

Among people born in Korea, North, Choi Hong Hi ranks 16 out of 33Before him are Mobon of Goguryeo (30), Chadae of Goguryeo (71), Sindae of Goguryeo (89), Kim Jong-nam (1971), Sansang of Goguryeo (200), and Dongcheon of Goguryeo (209). After him are Gogukcheon of Goguryeo (150), Jangsu of Goguryeo (394), Minjung of Goguryeo (10), Jungcheon of Goguryeo (224), Seocheon of Goguryeo (250), and Kim Sung-gan (1912).

Among MARTIAL ARTS In Korea, North

Among martial arts born in Korea, North, Choi Hong Hi ranks 1

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