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Choi Hong Hi

Choi Hong Hi

Choi Hong Hi (9 November 1918 – 15 June 2002), also known as General Choi, 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 widely regarded as the ‘Founder of Taekwondo’—most often by International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) organizations. Others, such as World …

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Imi Lichtenfeld

Imre “Imi” Lichtenfeld (May 26, 1910–January 9, 1998) was an Israeli martial artist who founded the Krav Maga self-defense system. He was also known as Imi Sde-Or, the Hebrew calque of his name. Lichtenfeld was born on May 26, 1910, to a Hungarian Jewish family in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He grew up in Pozsony (now Bratislava). His father, Samuel …

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