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Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.
In the United States, a celebration of Mother’s Day began in the early 20th century. It is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood). However, in some countries, Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.
Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, the man known as the “Father of American Taekwondo,” died Monday morning after a long illness.
Jhoon Rhee was a 10th-degree black belt credited with popularizing taekwondo in the United States, after emigrating from Korea in the 1950s. He opened his first taekwondo school in Washington, D.C., in 1962. Produced the National Karate Championship which was one of the most prestigious titles in Martial Arts since 1964. By the 1980s, Rhee had 11 schools in the Washington area. Rhee was the keynote speaker at the first Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame ceremony which was held in 2007.
Chun Rhee said funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized. He said information about a memorial service will be posted later this week.
Young Master Jhoon Rhee top photo 3rd from left.
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Otomix begins delivering the long awaited Stingray Escape Shoe. Designed by champions for elite fighters. This specialized shoe is the favorite of all Mixed Martial Artists. The new Escape comes in colors black, camo, red or white. The red color will be a Limited Edition so place your orders early. Founder of Otomix Mitchell Bobrow a Taekwondo Hall of Famer claims that the Stingray Escape is the best performing shoe for all mat combative sports. Go to http://www.otomix.com or call 800-597-5425 to place you order.
Various Korean forms of martial arts have existed but in the early 20th century, Taekwondo became a combination of those forms. In 1955 a group of Korean martial arts leaders chose Taekwondo as the definitive Korean martial art in an attempt to promote its development worldwide.
In 1973, the Korean government recognized the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) as the legitimate governing body of sport Taekwondo, and the first World Championships were held in that year. Taekwondo became a demonstration sport in the 1992 Olympics and a Medal sport in 2000.
For more information on the 2008 Songahm Taekwondo World Championships contact Tiffany Mulford (Tournament Event Coordinator) at ATA Headquarters, 501-568-2821 ext. 2259 -Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lisa Freeman – at our department email address:email@example.com
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With the opening last year of the H.U. Lee International Gate & Gardens at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, the American Taekwondo Association became a visible force in downtown Little Rock. The tribute to its founder, who died in 2000, became a tangible identifier for the organization that quietly brings more than 10,000 visitors to town each year and infuses an estimated $5 million into the local economy with its ATA World Championships.
“The ATA credits the loyalty of the state and support of the local government for its continued success, which is why in the summer of 2007, ATA built the [memorial] on the grounds of the Statehouse Convention Center,” said Jenny O’Conner, public relations director at the ATA. “Many Arkansans still don’t realize that the ATA is right here in their own backyard, but each June during the ATA World Championships, Little Rock’s largest annual convention, they are reminded.”
Lee came to the United States from Korea and founded the ATA in Omaha, Neb., in 1969 before moving to a more central location in Little Rock in 1977. Teaching his own style, known as Songahm Taekwondo, Lee’s reach was international by 1983. He then developed programs to get kids involved and later added weapons training, and the ATA now thrives on five continents. The ATA announced last year that its program has reached 1 million students.
Lee’s system combines physical Taekwondo training with life skills such as courtesy, respect and perseverance, and was one of the first to open the activity to women and children.
With its Little Rock headquarters managing and licensing more than 1,100 ATA schools around the world, it created its own supply and billing operations so customers have “one-stop shop capabilities,” O’Connor said. The ATA is currently the only martial arts company offering instruction, supplies and billing all under one roof.