Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha and Master Nam Tae Hi were some of the pioneer Taekwon-Do instructors sent to Singapore from Korea by General Choi Hong Hi.
The Singapore Taekwondo Gymnasium was the first Taekwon-Do association to be formed in Singapore, in 1961.
Singapore is a founding member of the first international Taekwon-Do body, the International Taekwon-Do Federation in 1966.
The first and only International Instructors Seminar conducted by General Choi Hong Hi in Singapore was organised by Island Taekwon-Do Centre in December 1993.
Taekwon-Do is practised by the young and old, male and female, people of varying levels of physical fitness. Nowadays, schoolchildren make up the largest group of Taekwon-Do students. This is unlike the early days when it was practised mainly by South Korean soldiers.
The largest Taekwon-Do association in Singapore is the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF), followed by the Singapore Taekwon-Do Academy. This is followed by the Singapore Taekwondo Gymnasium. There are an estimated 2000 students practising ITF-style Taekwon-Do (including the Singapore Taekwon-Do Academy) and 7000 practising Kukkiwon-style Taekwondo in Singapore.