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Eui-min Ko Cause of Death, Age, Biography, Wikipedia, Career, Family

Cause of Death, Age, Biography, Wikipedia, Career, Family. Eui Min Ko, the Taekwondo Supreme Grand master died on January 21, 2023.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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