Yes, I have heard this myth many times. It is just that....a myth. Most likely perpetuated by the hard core ITF people to try and show their leader in a holier than thou light. Gen. Choi was just a man who didn't play ball with the government and went through some **** and through it developed a nice system. Nothing more, nothing less, he never served time in a Japanese prison, he never escaped the evil clutches of the S.Korean governement who sent their assasins after him. Let's be realistic. This was only martial arts, and martial arts in Korea is mostly looked down upon as a lower level of employment. Mostly gangsters and dumb asses go that route (paraphrased from my wife)
Originally posted by xeropwr
I heard a story that the korean government tried to kidnap him acouple times in his own home but instead settled for his two children. They told him to hand over Taekwon-do or they would kill his children and the Gen. told them that they can do what they want he won't give up Taekwon-do. The gen. thought taekwon-do should be shared with everyone not just korea. The government felt differently so for the saftey of him and taekwon-do he exhiled over to canada. Is this story true I don't know but if it is it's pretty F'ed up especially if your his kid.