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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fatherland of Taekwondo ready to invest in Indian talent - Times Of India

Fatherland of Taekwondo ready to invest in Indian talent - Times Of India

GRANDMASTER JIMMY R. JAGTIANI, FATHER OF TAEKWONDO IN INDIA.

Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani, Father of Taekwondo in India, titled by Taekwondo Hall of fame, USA-2009.
Holding the Citation 
& Medal conferred upon him by the Executive Director
and 
Technical Directors of the Taekwondo Hall of Fame, USA. 2009.

PRESS NOTE:  Taekwondo Hall of Fame-USA, conferred upon
Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani  as Father of Taekwondo India,
2009. 


Certification issued by the Executive Director of the
Taekwondo Hall of Fame-USA, conferred upon Grandmaster
Jimmy R. Jagtiani  as Father of Taekwondo India in 2009. 
 

Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 1st Indian Grandmaster
Inductee in Taekwondo Hall of Fame, USA
& Father of Taekwondo in India.


SEOUL: Thirty years ago, there was a great talent in India! This is how the grandmasters of World Taekwondo headquarters Kukkiwon in South Korea remember Jimmy R Jagtiani.
Jagtiani, the 8th Dan, the second highest rank in this form of martial art, had introduced Taekwondo in India in 1975 after his family migrated to Lucknow from Vietnam.
Known as the father of Taekwondo in India, he has single-handedly kept the spirits in the sport high to attract many to the game, which made its debut as a sporting event in the National Games in 1985. But, the sport has not produced another Jimmy for India.
Kukkiwon feels it is time for India to make its presence felt among the 197 nations, where 70 million people practice the sport. And it has a smart thing to offer: Taekwondowon or Taekwondo Park being built over a 2.3-sq km area with an investment of $504 million.
Ready to open its door by June, 2013, for martial art students across the world, the Taekwondo Park has its heart in the Mind Zone, which has a capacity to induct 1,400 people for training, research and outdoor practice.
With the success of South Korean business houses like Hyundai, Samsung and LG in India, the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation's Seung-ho Kim is optimistic about the promotion of the sport in India through the Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) and ably supported by corporate houses.
For: TAEKWONDO FEDERATION OF INDIA.





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