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Several of the early taekwondo pioneers are sometimes referred to as The Father of (fill in the blank) taekwondo. Because some "Father of..." designations are sometimes applied to multiple people for the same region or country, this listed is sorted geographically rather than alphabetically by the person's name.

  • Haeng Ung Lee, the founder of ATA-style taekwondo, is sometimes called The Father of American Taekwondo.
  • Jhoon Goo Rhee is also referred to as The Father of American Taekwondo.
  • Kim Han Chang is sometimes referred to as one of the Fathers of Taekwondo in Argentina, along with Kwang Duk Chung and Nam Sung Choi.
  • Chong Chul Rhee is sometimes referred to as The Father of Australian Taekwondo.
  • Jang-Hwan Shin is sometimes referred to as The Father of Austrian Taekwondo.
  • Ki Ha Rhee is sometimes referred to as The Father of British Taekwondo, and also as The Father of Irish Taekwondo.
  • Chong Soo Lee is sometimes referred to as The Father of Canadian Taekwondo.
  • Kwan Young Lee is sometimes referred to as The Father of French Taekwondo.
  • Bum-I Lee is sometimes referred to as The Father of German Taekwondo.
  • Seong Dong Chang is sometimes referred to as The Father of Indian Taekwondo.
  • Sun Jae Park is sometimes referred to as The Father of Italian Taekwondo.
  • David Chaanine is sometimes referred to as the Father of Lebanese Taekwondo. 
  • Dai Won Moon is sometimes referred to as The Father of Mexican Taekwondo.
  • Dong Keun Park is sometimes referred to as The Father of Thai Taekwondo.
  • Nam Tae Hi is sometimes referred to as The Father of Vietnamese Taekwondo.
  • General Choi Hong Hi is often referred to as The Father of Taekwondo generally.

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