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In Celebration of Gen. Choi Hong Hi’s 100th Birthday

Toronto Canada was the adopted homeland of General Choi Hong-Hi, the founding father of Taekwon-Do. General Choi fled there for his safety to escape political persecution in 1972. He moved the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) there from Seoul Korea where it was formed in 1966. General Choi became a beloved Canadian citizen. He received many…

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Giving the gift of empowerment

  A Taekwondo blogger mum from WA and Australian Taekwondo have teamed up in the hope of providing at least one woman in need with a scholarship covering all expenses associated with one year of Taekwondo Training at her local club or school. Kristy Hitchens, also known as The Mortal Mouse Taekwondo Blogger, came up…

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WT Brings Message of Peace to N. Korea

PYONGYANG ― The World Taekwondo (WT) demonstration team has sent out a powerful message of peace through their performance in the heart of the North Korean capital. In the Taekwondo Hall, members of the South-Korean team showcased their trademark high-flying kicks and punches Wednesday evening in front of an audience of more than 2,300 Pyongyang…

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South Korean TKD Demonstration Team Visits Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, Oct. 31 (Yonhap) — World Taekwondo (WT)’s all-South Korean taekwondo demonstration team on Wednesday gave an energetic performance in Pyongyang, delivering a message of peace and unification. The team, comprised of 18 South Korean taekwondo practitioners and four supporting staffs, had a one hour performance in front of some 2,300 North Koreans who packed…

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Inspirational Maisie Catt

MANCHESTER, UK (Oct. 20, 2018) –During the Manchester Grand Prix, rising Taekwondo star and inspiration, Maisie Catt, impressively showed off her skills in front of World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue and a packed crowd. At just ten months old, Maisie was diagnosed with meningitis, forcing her to have both legs amputated and replaced with prosthetic…

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Tae Kwon Do in China

Tae Kwon Do is extremely popular in China, with hundreds of schools. The Chinese Taekwondo Association is a national mass sports organization and member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its highest organ of power is the CTA National Committee, and the Standing Committee is in charge of the administration work. Taekwondo was officially adopted by…

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Pan American Taekwondo Festival Oct 13, 2018

The festival is scheduleded to begin Octomber 13, 2018 at the Westgate Las Vegas & Paradise Event Center.  The event schedule will be released on October 8, 2018 on www.patu.org. C olor belt sparring will be a Single elimination bracket, 2 Rounds, 1 minute each with 30 second rest period. Black Belts – Single elimination…

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Martial Arts America, Ankeny Iowa. Breakathon for Charity

On Saturday September 15, Martial Artists for Children and Community(MACC) held their Annual Board Break at Valley West Mall, Des Moines, Iowa. MACC is a 501c3 non-profit organization designed to provide assistance to the children and community through donations of resources, people, and time. We are closely related to Martial Arts America School of Tae Kwon…

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Carlito Bonjoc Jr, Escrima Grandmaster

When Carlito Bonjoc Jr. gets his arms going, it’s best to get out of his way. The blur of his hands wielding escrima sticks is a hypnotic, fluid movement. It’s a bit like watching a finely choreographed dance. But what Bonjoc is demonstrating is the Philippine martial art of escrima. The is a difference, he does it…

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