In Korea there are many small villages. There were many different kind of marital arts to defend the villages. On April 11, 1955 Gen. Choi Hong-Hi and a committee of people recommended the name Tae Kwon Do and the tenets of Tae Kwon Do to President Rhee. Rhee first rejected the recommendation. After awhile President Rhee agreed and gave permission to is the name Tae Kwon Do. Tae Kwon Do is 59 years old today.