A nineteen-year old Korean man named Lee Won Kuk goes to Japan to study. Later, while a law student at Chuo University, he studied karate under Funakoshi Gichin, and in 1944, he began teaching Shotokan karate in Seoul, where his students included Jhoon Rhee and Choi Hong Hi. Other taekwondo pioneers who trained in Shotokan during the 1930s and early 1940s included Chun Sang Sup and Ro Byung Jick. The equally redoubtable Yoon Byung In meanwhile trained in the Shudokan of Toyama Kanken.

via Kronos: 1900-1939.