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North Korean Government Awards presented to Ambassador Choi Hong Hi (Visual artifact donated by George Vitale)


Kicking pad used by Grand Master Duk Sung Son and students ( info including pad dimensions to follow) (Visual artifact donated by Bob Heckman 6th Dan)



Eight (8) of the nine (9) original passports issued to GrandMaster Bok Man Kim who is considered by many persons outside of the USA to be to founder of Taekwon-do is South East Asia.It was revealed recentlty that Kim Bok Man is actaully the Technical foun


Award presented to Grand Master C.K. Choi in 2008 (Visual artifact courtesy of Krystyna Sargent B.A. (Hons)



Fist of GrandMaster Ki Ha Rhee with the first ever 9th Degree ring presented to a Grandmaster. This magnificent ring was given to G/M Ki Ha Rhee in 1997. General Choi Hong Hi referred to G/M Ki Ha Rhee as being "his best student." (Visual artifact was photographed on 6-4-06 by Gerard Robbins)


Grand Champion plaque won by Mitchell Bobrow at Henry Cho's All American Open Karate Championsips held at Madison Square Garden (New York City) on February 22, 1969. At that time the "All American Open" was the largest tournament on the East Coast and one of the most prestigious competitions held in North America. In 1969 Bobrow bested Chuck (Visual artifact by Mitchell Bobrow)



Grand Champion plaque won by George Thanos at Henry Cho's All American Open Karate Championsips held at Madison Square Garden (New York City) on March 8th, 1975. One of sport karate's most memorable bouts was George Thanos vs Joe Lewis during the early years of sport karate.. Thanos at only 17 years old dominted the entire match with Lewis who at that time was one of of America's greatest fighters. ( Visual artifact by George Thanos)


Individual Bronze medal won by USA's Albert Cheeks and team Silver medal won by USA at the First World Taekwondo Champions held in Seoul, Korea in 1973 (Visual artifact donated by Amos Johnson)



Trophy won by Ramiro Guzman of Mexico at the Full Contact World Championships in 1976 (Visual artifact donated by Ramiro Guzman)


Hogu chest protector, belt and 1988 Olympic Bronze Medal won by Manuel Jurado of Mexico (Visual artifact donated by Manuel Jurado)



1st Place Awards (4th Degree Patterns Division) 1992 8th World Taekwon-do Championships, Pyongyang Presented to Alain Dumain of Canada (Visual artifact donated by Master Alain Dumain)


Silver Cup presented to Kim Bok Man from the British Association For The Advancement of Taekwondo. A little known fact is that Kim Bok Man is the technical founder of Taekwon-do having encouraged Gen. Choi Hong Hi to form and spread the I.T.F. throughout South East Asia and Europe. Visual artifact donated by Kim Bok Man)