In the latter part of ancient times on the Korean peninsula,
three kingdoms were fighting among each other for hegemony.
The Kingdom of Silla ruled all the Korea until 1392,
when the Yi family assumed the throne.
Silla created a group of warriors known as Hwarang –
which studied History, Confusian Philosophy, Ethics and Buddhist Morality.
The first korean martial arts styles and techniques have been developed by the three ancient kingdoms.
July 1970, Grand Master Sang Min Cho arrived, officially sent by the ITF's president, with the main goal of implementing and diffusing the Taekwondo in Brazil.
After his arrival, masters from Korean elites also came to teach and spread Taekwondo. The most known, were: Woo Jae Lee to Rio de Janeiro, Chang Seun Lim to Minas Gerais, Jung Do Lim to Bahia, Soon Myong Choi to Distrito Federal, Ju Yol Oh to Pernambuco, Te Bo Lee to Rio Grande do Sul, Hong Soon Kang to Paraná, Sung Jang Hong to Espírito Santo.
March 1972, Grand Master Woo Jae Lee introduced Taekwondo in Rio de Janeiro at Escola Panamericana and, one year later after his arrival in 1973, he promoted the first competition in our country: The Carioca Championships.
in Rio de Janeiro.
The greatest brazilian icon, organized and promoted our martial art all over the country.
One of the best athletes known today on poomsae modality.
He is the person in charge of our Academy.
The Taekwondo Principles represent concepts of change and movement. They correspond to the search of evolution through transformation.
Courtesy is more than a principle of Taekwondo, is a principle of life that should always be present in any kind of relationship.
The integrity belongs to a dimension where being right is a daily attitude, therefore, part of a social perspective, never harming third-parties with our actions.
The practitioner should be able to say "I will succeed", overcoming his limitations and difficulties.
You should be able to control your emotions and sentiments, acting - all the time - in a modest, humble and sincere way.
The Taekwondo practitioner must always be brave, in all circunstances, without hesitation.
Carioca Association of Taekwondo Kim © 2015.