Lost of Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu - Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan '태권도청도관 | 跆拳道靑濤館

 Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu
Leaving Us with his
'Sliding Side Kick God'
Rest in peace
1929.12.23 - 2017.06.10

Our deepest condolences to all members of the Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan and Taekwondo community on the passing of Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu.

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu passed away at 10th June 2017 Saturday, (South Korea local time).

He was served as a leader for Taekwondo world wide for many decades,
as President and Vice President of :

Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan - President
Kukkiwon Taekwondo Headquaters - President
World Taekwondo Federation - Vice President
Korea Taekwondo Association - Vice President

His funeral service will take place at the Kukkiwon- Taekwondo Headquaters (Seoul, Korea),
8am, 13th June 2017 (Tuesday), conducted by Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA).

 Great Grandmaster Uhm funeral service at Kukkiwon- Taekwondo Headquaters

Great Grandmaster Uhm funeral service at Kukkiwon- Taekwondo Headquaters

 Kukkiwon - Taekwondo Headquaters (Korea-Seoul)

Kukkiwon - Taekwondo Headquaters (Korea-Seoul)

 Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu was the fourth Chung Do Kwan Kwan Jang (President of Taekwondo Blue Wave School) , after Lee Won Kuk, YOO Ung Jun and Duk Sung Son. He is also a previous leader of the Chung Do Kwan, as well as the ex-President of the Kukkiwon, succeeding longtime President Kim Un Yong. Great Grandmaster Uhm's nickname was "Sliding Side Kick God," due to his unmatched ability with that technique. Reportedly, he could kick an opponent from ten feet away using it.

  Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan since 1944 태권도청도관 跆拳道靑濤館


Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan since 1944
태권도청도관
跆拳道靑濤館

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu helped devise the current rules governing modern Taekwondo free sparring, and is one of the pioneers responsible for the formation of modern Taekwondo. He was also Special Instructor for the South Korean Military. He also played a large part in the formation and development of the Korea Taekwondo Association, the World Taekwondo Federation and the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters).

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu remains a link to the earliest days of Taekwondo. As Head of Chung Do Kwan and Ex-President of the Kukkiwon, he spent decades ensuring that Kukki Taekwondo retains the power, etiquette, high technique, manners, and Way that makes it one of the world's preeminent martial arts. He is one of the most important Taekwondo figures in Korea, and one of the most important in the world today.

 Great GrandmasterUhm Un Kyu doing 1step sparring with his students Grandmaster Park Hae Man.

Great GrandmasterUhm Un Kyu doing 1step sparring with his students Grandmaster Park Hae Man.

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu told Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan practitioner:

-Be dedicated and work very hard in practicing Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan . 
-To all Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan practitioner exactly follow and respect your instructor. and respect all fellow students with more seniority than you.
-To all Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan instructors and senior students: Love your students and all your fellow students of Taekwondo.

 Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu

Great Grandmaster Uhm Woon Kyu
Leaving Us with his
'Sliding Side Kick God'
Rest in peace
1929.12.23 - 2017.06.10

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