On January 1, 2110, TKDTutor.com celebrated its 10th anniversary online.
TKDTutor believes in the ideal of the Internet being a repository of free information available to people around the world. During the 1990s, as I searched the Internet for information on Taekwondo, what little information I found was very basic and was geared toward attracting people to individual martial arts schools or organizations. One web site I recently visited said they did not put free information about their martial art on their site because of the 9/11 attacks, saying that they did not want their deadly secrets in the hands of terrorists. I assume they did not want terrorists to learn the "deadly secrets" of their art.
I had been collecting books, articles, and papers on Taekwondo for years. I had acquired knowledge and experience from various instructors of Taekwondo and other martial arts for decades. Therefore, in 1998, I had the first thoughts of designing and publishing a web site that would contain useful, easy to understand information on all aspects of Taekwondo presented in a way that was easy to navigate and read.
I first had to learn how to build a web site, and then I had to design it and start filling it with information. Finally, on January 1, 2000, I published The Taekwondo Tutor (name was later shorted to TKDTutor) on the Internet as TKDTutor.com. In the years since, I have kept refining the design of the site and adding more and more information, and the number of visits has kept growing. Visitors made suggestions for new topics and new features and these suggestions were incorporated along the way.
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