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The UFC Stars Kicking Chinese Martial Arts Into a New Era

Li Jingliang has spent more than a decade establishing himself as an elite fighter in the world of mixed martial arts, with an explosive style and vice-like choke holds that earned him the nickname “The Leech.” But outside the cage is where the 32-year-old makes his biggest impact. “As well as fighting, what I’m trying…

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The Italian Taekwondo Federation (FITA) has been credited with performing a “small miracle” after teaming up with the Saint Pius X Institute of Vatican City to organise a course for students.

Since last October, 20 boys aged between 13 and 17 years have been practicing taekwondo three times a week as part of their curriculum. Olympian and European champion Leonardo Basile was appointed by FITA to coach the students. It is believed to be the first time such a course has been held in the seminary.…

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Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation fundraising mission reaches Kilimanjaro’s summit

Jordan’s taekwondo athlete Farah Al Asa’ad has successfully reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on her fundraising mission for the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). The THF’s Middle East and North Africa coordinator was part of a group which made it to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain after nearly a week of climbing. She unveiled…

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Zimbabwean teen teaches taekwondo to fight child marriage

“Natsiraishe Maritsa, second right, goes through taekwondo kicking drills during a practice session with young boys and girls in the Epworth settlement about 15 km southeast of the capital Harare, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020. In Zimbabwe, where girls as young as 10 are forced to marry due to poverty or traditional and religious practices, a…

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World Taekwondo, Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, and International Bowling Federation sign MOU to promote humanitarian activities

  SOUTH KOREA – 2020/05/07 – World Taekwondo (WT), the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) and the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to promote humanitarian, peace and development initiatives in Sport. In light of the current situation provoked by the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, the signing ceremony was conducted online, with…

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