Indian Taekwon-do never forget Mohandas master

  Taekwon-Do was introduced in India by V.Mohandas and started coaching classes in Chennai. It gradually spread to other South-Indian states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. All India Taekwan-Do Federation (AITF) was formed in 1978 and AITF conducted National Championships in 1978, 79 and 1980. AITF masters travelled across India to spread awareness about Taekwondo.   Indian Taekwon-Do legends:     Mohandas left India in 1983 and AITF was taken care by V. Panneerselvan and G. Balakrishna in Tamil Nadu and B.V. Ramanaiah in Andhra Pradesh. Chandrasekhar ran AITF operations in Karnataka.   Mohan Das with Balakrishnan:     All India Taekwon-Do Association (AITA) was formed in 1985 and started conducting National Championships. Master Leongwaimeng played major role in the formation of AITA.     After Delhi National Championship in 1989, AITA name was changed to TAI (Taekwon-Do Association of India) which is still conducting National Championships under the leadership of Master B.V. Ramanaiah.   … [Read more...]

Nostalgia: Ramanaiah master with Gen Choi Hong Hi

  This photo was taken during the inauguration of first Taekwon-do seminar at Talkatora indoor stadium in New Delhi on December 16, 1993. "Father of Taekwondo" Gen. Choi Hong Hi inaugurated the first ITF Taekwon-do seminar. I (B.V. Ramanaiah) am one of his favourite students.     Gen. Choi Hong Hi died of stomach cancer on June 15, 2002 in Pyongyang (North Korea). I have many fond memories of Late Gen. Choi.   … [Read more...]

Gallery: 24th TAI-ITF nationals in Ghazipur (UP)

  Ghazipur Taekwon-Do association conducted the 24th national ITF Taekwon-Do championship at MJRP Public Schol in Rauza, Ghazipur from December 27-29, 2009.             … [Read more...]

Gallery: 19th ITF Taekwondo nationals in Vijayawada

  Vijayawada hosted the Taekwon-Do Association of India (TAI-ITF)'s 19th national Taekwondo championship at Chennupati Ramakotaiah Municipal Indoor Stadium from December 24-26, 2004.       … [Read more...]