Like many Taekwon-Doins, everyone has very nice memories of our General Choi Yong Hi.
It started with my 4th dan examination in Pyong Yang (N-Korea) 30-06-89, during the World Games.
A unique experience as I, together with Sahyun Wijnand, we were the only ones who passed the exam before him. After that, many seminars and examinations followed, 5 degree 230593 in Groningen with the smallest IIC.
- During a seminar, I had to perform ap chagi before the group while General Choi was explaining, najunde palmok makgi. Unfortunately, I had to keep my leg stretched all the time and the lactic acid buildup in my leg.
- Another example, with the ap juumuk palmok jurigi I had my thumb a like bit outside. When he walked by and corrected me, he said, “karate not good”. In the next seminar he remembered me and said again when passing by: “karate no good”.
- I slept on the same floor as the General and heard a regular thumping around 6 am and later, I heard that it was he who was hardening his knuckle against the hotel wall, and you could also see his knuckles.