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Brazilian Taekwondo Confederation launches Athletes’ Commission

The Brazilian Taekwondo Confederation (CBTKD) has announced the 15 members who will form the organization’s Athletes’ Commission. Online voting to select the representatives took place with athletes from five different regions elected. Henrique Precioso, Venilton Teixeira and Gabriel da Silva will represent the north region with lisson Bomfim, Edival Marques and Nivea Barros earning seats…

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Tetsugen Eric Heintz 1945 – 2020 obituary

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/obituary.aspx?n=tetsugen-eric-heintz&pid=197094052 Tetsugen Eric Heintz Burnsville, MN – Tetsugen Eric Heintz, 75, of Burnsville, MN, died at home on Nov. 6th after a lengthy illness. He was born in Waterloo, IA, on July 13, 1945, but grew up in Burlington, IA. He graduated from Notre Dame (Burlington) High School in 1963 before marrying classmate Sharon Eastin;…

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World Taekwondo express optimism for the future at first-ever virtual General Assembly

Virtual meeting draws largest-ever number of participants at a non-elective General Assembly SEOUL, Korea (October 6, 2020) – World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue, speaking at the first-ever virtual World Taekwondo General Assembly, today expressed his optimism for the sport in 2021 as he addressed the safe and simplified taekwondo competitions that will take place next…

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South Korea vows to help Vietnam develop Taekwondo

Vietnamese men’s taekwondo poomsae team perform at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 19. Photo by VnExpress/Dong Huyen. Vietnam Taekwondo Federation and Korean Culture Center in Vietnam have inked a three-year agreement to further promote the traditional South Korean martial art. According to the agreement signed Thursday, South Korea would provide financial…

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World Taekwondo President delivers powerful speech on Taekwondo for peace at SportWorks Talks

09/17/20 World Taekwondo President and Chairman of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) Chungwon Choue today presented a SportWorks Talks webinar on how taekwondo has been used as an effective tool for social development and peace. More than 700 people from around the world registered to attend the webinar. During the presentation, President Choue discussed how…

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Empowering refugees through Taekwondo

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) has created programs for refugee children, training them in taekwondo and helping them empower themselves. The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) aims to empower refugees by training them in taekwondo. It has created an educational program specifically designed for refugees and thereby tackles sport for development objectives. THF coaches are trained…

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