I'm now writing a series of articles about "'Mr. taekwondo' Choi Hong Hi spoke."
But now I want to interrupt this and want to talk about "the incident" about taekwondo in Beijing Olympic.
Look at this webpage. This is one of Beijing Olympics' official webpages about taekwondo.
--- quote from Beijing Olympics' official webpage ---
Its origins are not well known but three possibilities are often described.
One traces taekwondo to Korea's three-kingdom era (ca. 50 BC) when Silla Dynasty warriors, the Hwarang, began to develop a martial art, tae kyon ("foot-hand").
Others feel that taekwondo began as a form of Chinese boxing, which was established at the Shaolin Temple in 520 BC by Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism.
A third possibility is that taekwondo developed from Japanese or Okinawan karate.
It is now felt that taekwondo probably developed from other Asian martial arts combined with traditional Korean techniques of kickboxing.
----- Unquote -----
As I have been talking before, there can be no doubt that taekwondo originated
from Japanese Karate. But taekwondo's officials never accept its truth,
and has been fabricating its history. But this page makes reference to
the relationship with Karate, even if not enough.
What has happened?
Does Olympic Committee of China write this? Are they watching the reaction of Korean side?
I got this information through the someone's posting in the BBS. Thank you.