Choi combined elements of Taekkyeon and Karate to develop a martial art that he called "Taekwon-Do" (???; ???), which means "foot, fist, art" or "the way of hand and foot" and it was so named on 11 April 1955 Choi founded the Oh Do Kwan, and held an honorary 4th dan ranking in the Chung Do Kwan. Due to accusations of dishonesty, Choi was stripped of his rank and position in the Chung Do Kwan. During the 1960s, Choi and Nam Tae Hi led the original masters of taekwondo in promoting their martial art around the world, though these would be only the first of many such endeavors. ITF taekwondo organizations credit Choi with starting the spread of taekwondo internationally by stationing Korean taekwondo instructors around the world, and have consistently claimed that ITF-style taekwondo is the only authentic style of taekwondo, most notably in early sections of its textbooks. He was also the author of the first English taekwondo syllabus book, Taekwon-Do, published by Daeha Publication Company in 1965. In 1972, Choi went into exile in Canada after the South Korean government objected to his introduction of the sport into North Korea, and the South Korea government formed the WTF in 1973. He moved again in 1979 to North Korea where he was welcomed by the government and supported in his project of spreading Taekwondo to the world.He was remembered as the founder and champion of taekwondo.
Master Nigel Hudson began Taekwondo in 1982 Master Hudson has studied Taekwondo for over 30 years, In the past he has held several high level positions in the ,UK, Ireland, European and world governing bodies. Founder and Chairman of the UK Taekwondo Development Council Senior Instructor Skelmersdale Taekwondo Academy. Owner full fitted dojang with 2 training halls. 2007 Member of the WTF PR committee Qualified over 200 National Poomsae judges in the UK & Ireland Coach to over 70 National champions Coach to over 50 International gold medalists Kukkiwon registered International Instructor 3rd class 2009 BTC Instructor course accredited verifier Citation from Kukkiwon for services to Taekwondo development, NVQ Assessor for a British Taekwondo Control board Chairman North West region 94-96 for British Taekwondo Control Board Poomsae Committee Chairman for British Taekwondo Control Board 97-2004 Performance Director Poomsae UK for British Taekwondo Control Board 2004-2007 Performance director/National coach Irish Taekwondo Union 2007-2009 European Taekwondo Union Technical committee member 2004-2008 International Pr Committee member 2008-2010 Fully qualified International Judge, (with honors) Master Hudson?s club was crowned National club champions 7 times between 97-07 Master Hudson is the first and only UK Instructor to coach European gold medalist in Poomsae. Coach to Taekwondo international world poomsae champion Currently 6th dan Kukkiwon, 7th Dan Chungdokwan president UK Chungdokwan 20011-2014. Guest of Honour at the opening of World Mudo Education Centre , Jeju 2015
Member of the First Official National USA Taekwondo Team & participant in the 2nd World Taekwondo World Championships held at Kukkiwon in Seoul. Korea in1975
First person to medal in a ITF and WTF World Championships
In addition to beng Vive President of both the Asia Taekwondo Union (ATU) and Saudi Taekwondo Federation, GM Abubakr Korea is an International Referee. In 2013 he was inducted into te Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame®.