HISTORY OF TAEKWONDO IN INDIA - 1974.

In 1974  Master Jimmy migrated from Vietnam to India, he promoted and introduced Taekwondo in India, the 1st Taekwondo demonstration was held at Oudh Gymkhana Club, Lucknow in 1974 with the help of brother Mike, Ram and Lachman. 

In 1975, Master Jimmy started given Taekwondo training to the Police, Army Railway Protection Force and to the Public at Christian College, Lucknow. The Taekwondo Federation of india “TFI” was formed on 2nd Aug. 1976.

HISTORY OF TAEKWONDO IN INDIA - 1974.

Taekwondo Federation of India “TFI”  was formed and established on 2nd Aug. 1976,  founded by Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani. The TFI is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 at Lucknow in the year 1982.  The Registered Office of the TFI is at Lucknow. 
The Art of Taekwondo was introduced for the first time in the National Games, organized by the Indian Olympic Association at New Delhi in the year 1985
From 1975 to 1986, Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, Founder and Father of Taekwondo in India visited the following States and cities to promote Taekwondo in India and Nepal. 



In 1978, Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani, visit Korea under the invitational of Dr. Un Yong Kim, President of Kukkiwon, Seoul Korea for learning further Taekwondo techniques under Master Chang Seong Dong in 1978-1979.  



The first Indian Taekwondo Team comprising of 4 persons, 3 players and 1 manager participated in the 5th Asian Taekwondo Championship, Singapore 1982.
The Team
1. Ramesh  Manager.
2. Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani player cum coach.
3. Dinesh Kumar Singh player.
4. K.V. Babu Rao player.

Further,  the Indian Taekwondo Team comprising of 7 persons, 6 players and 1 manager participated in the 6th World Taekwondo Championship, Copenhagen, Denmark- 1983. Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani with Dr. Un Yong Kim, President of World Taekwondo Federation “WTF”  in Denmark 1983.


The first Indian Taekwondo players
participated in Asian,1982 and World
Taekwondo Championships,1983
   
The Executive Director and Technical Advisors of Taekwondo Hall of Fame USA,  after scrutinized all the previous records and activities promoted by Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani during 1974-1975 including the Medals received from Hon'ble Ambassador Mr. Bum Suck Lee in 1977, and another Medal received from Hon'ble Minister Don Wu Chu in 1978 declared Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, Founder and Father of Taekwondo in India in
1977 and 1978 respectively.

The Taekwondo Hall of Fame, USA invited Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani to visit USA to attend the 2009 “Official Awards Ceremony” at Teaneck, New Jersey USA on 10th April 2009 for the Awards Ceremony. 


Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, First Indian Grandmaster
Inductee in Taekwondo Hall of Fame, USA-2009.
The Taekwondo Federation of India has its affiliated members Association in  States/Union Territories/Boards with more than 5 Lakh ( five hundred thousand ) enthusiasts who practice Taekwondo regularly all over India with 20 thousand Black Belt Holders, 10 thousand qualified National Instructors and 5 thousand National Referee. 

Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 8th Dan. Founder and Secretary
General of TFI.
Father of Taekwondo in India 
Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 8th Dan. Founder and Secretary
General of TFI.
Father of Taekwondo in India 
Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 8th Dan. Founder and Secretary
General of TFI.
Father of Taekwondo in India 
Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 8th Dan. Founder and Secretary
General of TFI.
Father of Taekwondo in India 
Visits: 

Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 8th Dan Taekwondo, 6th Dan Hapkido
Secretary General: Taekwondo Federation of India, TFI
Secretary General: International Taekwondo Academy, ITA  (Korea).
Founder and Father of Taekwondo in India, 1974-1975.
First Indian Grandmaster inductee in Kukkiwon, Seoul Korea, 1978.
First Indian Grandmaster Inductee in Taekwondo Hall of Fame, USA-2009.
Managing Director: Taekwondo Academy of India, TAI.
Former Executive: Asian Taekwondo Union, ATU, Korea.
Former Executive: Indian Olympic Association, IOA
International Master Instructor: For the Art of Science of Taekwondo
International Referee: For Asian / World & Olympic level.
International Technical Advisor: Kukkiwon, 2008
World Taekwondo Leader forum, Kukkiwon, 2009.
M.D. Physical Therapy & Acupressure.




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  1. HISTORY OF TAEKWONDO IN INDIA-1974.
    BY. GM. JIMMY R. JAGTIANI, 8TH DAN.
    FOUNDER AND SECRETARY GENERAL OF TFI.
    FATHER OF TAEKWONDO IN INDIA.

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