July 20, 2024
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Memorial service for Choe Hong Hui held

Date: 17/06/2024 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

A memorial service for Choe Hong Hui, ex-president of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), took place at the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in Sinmi-ri of the DPRK on June 15 on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of his death.

It was attended by executive members of the ITF and the International Martial Arts Games Committee, representatives of national associations, Taekwon-Doists and persons related to martial arts from different countries and the bereaved family members.

On hand were officials of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee, relevant officials, Taekwon-Do instructors and players of the DPRK.

Laid before the grave of Choe Hong Hui were wreaths in the names of the ITF, the International Martial Arts Games Committee, the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee, the Committee for Aiding Overseas Compatriots of the DPRK and the Overseas Koreans' Affairs Administration, and bouquets as well.

The participants paid a silent tribute to the memory of Choe Hong Hui.

Ri Yong Son, chairman of the International Martial Arts Games Committee who is also president of the ITF, made a memorial address.

That day, the participants looked round the Taekwon-Do Holy House and watched a demonstration performance given by instructors and players of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee at the Taekwon-Do Hall.

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