How Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani is the Founder and Father of Taekwondo in India?
On 2nd August 1977, the first anniversary of Taekwondo Federation of India was organized, with a demonstration of highly techniques at the K.D. Singh Babu indoor stadium. The students trained by me specially Mr. Inder Kumar Singh and Mr. Dinesh Kumar Singh both are senior most students along with others entered the Arena and enchanted the viewers by their superb performance, which was inaugurated by none other than the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea His Excellency Mr. Bum Suk Lee was the Chief Guest and Dr. Banarsi Das Gupta was the Guest of Honour.
His Excellency Mr. Bum Suk Lee was so fascinated with the performance by Master Jimmy, he awarded Ambassador’s Medal and declared Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani, “Founder of Taekwondo in India” in 1977.
On 2nd August 1978, the second Anniversary of Taekwondo Federation of India was organized, Hon’ble Minister Don Wu Chu, Minister of the Republic of Korea was the Chief Guest. Minister Chu was appreciated with the promotion of Taekwondo in India by Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani. Hon’ble Minister Chu awarded Minister’s Medal to Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani and declared “Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani, Father of Taekwondo in India” in 1978.
His Excellency Mr. Bum Suk Lee and Minister Chu promised to send Master Jimmy to Korea for further advance training under Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation, (W.T.F.) in 1978.
In Korea, I received rigorous training under Grand Master Chang Seong Dong from July 1978 to Sept. 1979, who transformed me into a Taekwondo exponent; on Feb. 1979 I qualified 3rd Dan Black from Kukkiwon, Korea. I own immensely tribute to my Master Chang Seong Dong, who renders me the most competent guidance and co-operation all the way.
On 10th April 2009. The TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME, USA, confer upon Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani as Father of Taekwondo in India. The first Indian Grandmaster Inductee in Taekwondo Hall of Fame USA-2009.
The Executive Director and Technical Advisors of Taekwondo Hall of Fame USA, after scrutinized all the previous records and activities promoted by Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani during 1974-1975 including the Medals received from Hon'ble Ambassador Mr. Bum Suck Lee in 1977, and another Medal received from Hon'ble Minister Don Wu Chu in 1978 declared Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani, Founder and Father of Taekwondo in India in 1977 and 1978 respectively.
Besides Gm. Jimmy R. Jagtiani is also Founder: Taekwondo in India, Founder: South Asian Tkd Federation, Secretary General: International Tkd Academy, Korea, Secretary-General Taekwondo Federation of India, Managing Director: Taekwondo Academy of India, Former Executive : Asian Taekwondo Union (Korea), Former Executive Indian Olympic Association, Grand Master: International Master Instructor, Referee International / Asian /World and Olympic level, Black Belt: 8th Dan in Taekwondo, Black Belt: 6th Dan in Hapkido, Technical Advisor: Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) Specialist: Physical Therapy & Acupressure.
The National Institute of Sports (N.I.S.), allowed scholarship benefits to the meritorious sports persons of Taekwondo
.The Government of India further allowed employment to the meritorious sportspersons of Taekwondo against sports quota vacancies in relaxation of the direct recruitment rules. The Sports Authority of India (S.A.I) adopted Taekwondo in its syllabus for coaching Instructor and the Railway Department extended concession for the Taekwondo players participating in the National & State Taekwondo Championship..
The TFI granted affiliation to the Services Sports Control Board (S.S.C.B.) in 1990, Army Sports Control Board (A.S.C.B.) in 1992, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), in 1995. The Taekwondo Federation of India “TFI” granted affiliation to Taekwondo Academy of India “TAI” in 1990. At present, the TFI has got 20,000.00 (twenty thousands) Black Belt Holders, 20,000.00 (twenty thousand) National Referee and 700,000.00 (Seven Hundred thousand) Members all over India.
PROFILE OF GRANDMASTER JIMMY R. JAGTIANI
GRANDMASTER JIMMY R. JAGTIANI 8TH DAN
Secretary General: Taekwondo Federation of India
Founder and Father Taekwondo in India.
Founder Taekwondo Federation of India, "TFI" in 1976.
First Indian Grandmaster Inductee in Taekwondo hall of Fame, USA-2009.
Secretary General: International Taekwondo Academy (Korea).
Managing Director: Taekwondo Academy of India.
Former Executive: Asian Taekwondo Union (Korea).
Former Executive: Indian Olympic Association.
Grandmaster: International Master Instructor.
International Referee: For Asian / World & Olympic level.
Black Belt: 8th Dan, Taekwondo.
Black Belt: 6th Dan, Hapkido.
International Technical Advisor: Kukkiwon.
World Taekwondo Leader Forum, Kukkiwon
pecialist: Physical Therapy & Acupressure.
Mobile No.: 91+9198469730
Address: 33/74 Capper Road, Lalbagh, Lucknow, U.P., India