11 April 2015 marked an important date for Taekwon-Do. The martial art that is practiced by so many around the world celebrated its 60th birthday. I was fortunate enough to attend the 60th Birthday celebration in Toronto, Canada this past weekend along with the founder of Taekwon-Do’s (Gen. Choi Hong Hi) son, Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, and many other esteemed Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and Students from around the globe.

TaekwonDo Celebration-TKD birthday cake

For me the weekend consisted of various meetings, a celebration banquet and an International Instructors Course led by Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, who is the living embodiment of Taekwon-Do today.

I had so many memorable moments and learned so many lessons on all fronts. Over the next few weeks (starting today) I would like to share my experiences and views on some of them. I hope you will all enjoy what I have learned.