Eui Min Ko, the Taekwondo Supreme Grand master died on January 21, 2023. Let’s see, how did Taekwondo coach die and Eui Min Ko cause of death in detail.
How did Taekwondo Supreme Grand master die?
Eui Min Ko, an outstanding Taekwondo coach/ Trainer passed away. This sad news was confirmed by Gerard Robbins on social media and the message reads,
THE LOSS OF A LEGEND”
The Official Taekwondo Hall of Fame is extremely sad to announce the passing of our beloved member GM Eui Min Ko. He was one of the greatest coaches and trainers of the Korea National Team during the early years of international competition. Two of the highlights of his career were winning the 1st Asian Taekwondo Championships held at Kukkiwon in 1974 and the 2nd World Taekwondo Championships held in 1975. Our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and students around the world. May he rest in eternal peace in the loving embrace of our Creator.
Who was Eui Min Ko?
Eui Min Ko is the trainer/ master of modern Taekwondo. He had 50 years of experience and the influence of Korean philosophy. He was known as:
- 9th Dan
- Former Korean National Coach
- Head Coach of the World’
- Technical Director – World Taekwondo Federation (2004-2008)
- Technical Delegate – Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Ko Eui-Min was born in 1942 in the city of Asan, 80 km from the Korean capital, Seoul. At that time, Korea was still under Japanese occupation. Colonial rule ended with the surrender of Japan in 1945.
At 32, he became the youngest-ever Korea Republic coach. He produced 15 world champions, 28 Asian champions and over 100 Korean champions in his active coaching career. He was a former chair of the WT Technical Commission.
Eui Min Ko cause of death:
Eui Min Ko suffered from pneumonia and cardiovascular disease. He passed away on the night of January 21, 2023 due to cardiac failure at the age of 81.
All at WT were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Master Eui-min Ko, who passed away. The Korea-born resident of Germany had contributed widely to the sport, and was a former chair of the WT Technical Commission. A memorial altar will be established at WT HQs on Jan 25-27. pic.twitter.com/fFV9sKgrRJ
— World Taekwondo (@worldtaekwondo) January 22, 2023
Tributes were flooded across social media after the demise news broke out. On January 25–27, a memorial altar will be set up at WT headquarters.
Tributes to Eui Min Ko:
European Taekwondo Union posted,
IN MEMORIAM – Grandmaster Ko Eui Min
Today we received the sad news that Grandmaster passed away at the age of 81. Grandmaster Ko Eui Min was a leading Taekwondo Executive and held various positions within the then World Taekwondo Federation.
Among others he was Chairman of the WTF Technical Committee and Supervisory Board Member at the Olympic Games. During his career in Taekwondo, he had great influence on the development of Taekwondo in Germany, Europe and the World. ETU wishes the family, friends and students of Grandmaster Ko Eui Min strength in these difficult days.
Angelo Cito posted,
I like to remember you this way!
RIP Maestro Eui-min Ko.
Taekwondo News posted,
“THE LOSS OF A LEGEND”
GM Eui Min Ko. One of the greatest coaches and trainers of the Korea National Team.
Winning the 1st Asian Taekwondo Championships held at Kukkiwon in 1974 and the 2nd World Taekwondo Championships held in 1975.
So many top Korean fighters produced via his coaching.
Lots of top International coaches. Watched, listened and learned from him.
Our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and students around the world.
May he rest in eternal peace.
Taekwondo Jidokwan posted,
Grandmaster Eui Min Ko, former Technical Chairman of World Taekwondo and former acclaimed Korean National Taekwondo Coach passed away at the age of 81.
I had the honour of meeting him severally, and particularly to receive instructions from him during the first WTF Olympic Coach Course in Busan, 2008.
Moustapha Akkouh posted,
RIP Legend of Taekwondo Gran Master Eui Min Ko
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