Author: Bill

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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World Martial Arts Leaders Federation Hero Medal Ceremony

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Martial Arts Grandmasters Federation Hero Medal Ceremony was held in Manassas, Virginia. Hundreds of people filled the room as awards and medals were presented to martial artists from around the world.           Grandmaster Kwon Ho Yeol, President of the WMAGF, hosted this first worldwide event that…

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ATA Moving Its Convention to Phoenix

The American Taekwondo Association’s annual World Expo – will be moving from Little Rock to Phoenix in 2021. The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau reported on Friday (Oct. 25) that the ATA International tournaments would move to Phoenix in two years. In the meantime ATA officials will still bring the 2021 Fall National Tournament…

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Hwang’s Martial Arts Hosts International Competition

In the 33rd year for the event. Martial artists of all ages from around the world got a chance to show off their skills during Hwang’s Martial Arts World Taekwondo Championship at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The event showcased students between the ages of 3 and 73 displaying their speed, skill, and ability in events…

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Taekwondo Officials Call for Board to Resign

The All Japan Taekwondo Association has decided to call for the mass resignation of its entire board of directors, including President Noboru Kanehara, amid an ongoing dispute with athletes over training policies. The decision was made at an board meeting in Tokyo, where it was also determined that a panel of outside experts will examine…

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History Making Assembly of ITF Leaders

Greenland Taekwon-Do which made history by celebrating its 40 year anniversary on October 12, also hosted a history making assembly of ITF leaders.                   Meanwhile, young competitors in the Anniversary tournament proudly display their medals.             Some of the natural beauty of…

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Kukkiwon Director Election Results

In the first round of voting, Grand Master Choi Young Ryul(candidate 1) received 29 votes, Grand Master Oh No Kyun(candidate 3) received 28 votes and Grand Master Kim Hyun Sung(candidate 2) received 4 votes. In the second round Grand Master Choi received 31 votes and Grand Master Oh received 30 votes, with 1 vote invalid. Grand…

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Greenland Taekwon-Do Invites Taekwondo Times to 40th Anniversary

TaeKwonDo Times is very grateful to have been invited to Geenland Taekwon-Do’s 40th anniversary celebration on October 12. Woo Jin Jung and Dr. George Vitale will be representing our publication. Over 40 years 172,000 students at 11 dojangs have trained under Grand Master Leong Wai Meng’s guidance. Grand Master Leong was featured in our Hall…

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