Taekwondo means the way of the hand and the foot. Although the term taekwondo was not adopted until 1955, the roots of this ancient martial art go back centuries. The Korean General Hong Hi Choi is credited with standardizing taekwondo following the Japanese occupation of Korea. It was in 1968 that General Choi met Eternal Grandmaster Haeng Ung Lee and over a period of four days and three nights taught him the first 16 Cheon-jee forms. The following year, the American Taekwondo Association was founded in Omaha, Nebraska by Eternal Grandmaster.