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Special Ceremony – Jungs Taekwondo

Jungs Tae Kwondo 2019 Masters Tea & Sword Ceremony, Hall of Fame Awards and 277th promotion test. Very proud moments.  GM Jung performed tea and sword ceremony for Masters. Special ceremony with Master Lonnie Matthews, Master Forrest Gibson and Master Tom Strade. GM Jung made a special tea for his students. The tea is from…

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Qualification Procedure for Taekwondo Paralympic Debut

World Taekwondo has reaffirmed the qualification procedure for the sport’s Paralympic debut in Tokyo next year. The governing body said they had received “many calls and requests” for confirmation of quota places after the November world rankings were published. Last month’s European Para Taekwondo Open Championships in Bari in Italy was the last official ranking…

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Tokyo 2020 and World Taekwondo, Booyoung Dream Program

The Booyoung Dream Programme is currently being held in Muju, South Korea, and is giving the taekwondo stars the best preparations for the Olympic Games. The project offers athletes suffering from limited financial means the chance to be assessed ahead of their respective continental qualification tournaments. Three refugee athletes – Kasra Mehdipournejad, Amir Mohammad Hosseini…

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World Taekwondo Coaching Course in Nigeria

World Taekwondo has approved a coach certification course which will take place in Nigeria. The event between December 15 and 16 will have a level one grading and be held in capital city Abuja. It will be the first English version of the course to take place in Africa after it was previously held in…

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The Best Act From The 2019 CCTV Chinese Spring Festival Gala

The 2019 edition of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala — one of the most watched shows on the planet despite its familiarity and sweeping disregard for what young viewers might consider entertaining, we can go ahead and say that, in its defense, the sets were colorful, the actors were earnest, and overall it was more…

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Controversial Transgender Policy at Martial Arts School Under Fire:

The owner of a martial arts academy who claims to run an “inclusive” business is defending a controversial policy about transgender customers after his text messages went viral. The messages between Scott Maczuga, the owner of Vortex Sports Academy in Leander, Texas, and Davina Jade Coulombe, a transgender woman and friend of Maczuga, detailed an incident in which Maczuga rebuffed Coulombe’s request to help out at an…

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Taekwondo Master Teaches Classes at Anaheim Braille Institute

For 13 years, Lester Hubner has trained in taekwondo with Grand Master Sung Yang, earning a 3rd degree black belt and became an assistant instructor for the class. “You just cannot believe the feeling that someone like me gets from having people around them that they can help,” Hubner said. “When I’m out there, I’m…

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Bullying Victim Wins Gold Medals In World Martial Arts Competition

  In October, we told you about Dianna Sipper- a young girl who used karate to overcome bullying she faced at school. Sipper and her parents recently got back from London where she competed in the World Martial Arts for Team USA. Along with her baggage, the 9-year-old brought back some new hardware from the competition.…

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Taekwondo helping kids overcome trauma of bullying

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The verbal jabs and emotional punches they endure at school have led a group of boys and girls to take up taekwondo at Han’s Taekwondo Academy. “Taekwondo is striving for excellence within the individual, being able to be confined within themselves to go out in the world and stand strong, be…

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