Author: Bill

Final Respects to the Founder of TaeKwon-Do From Woo Jin Jung

“One thing that is too often missing in today’s world is respect. People should show respect for one another. People should respect their family members, seniors, teachers, neighbors and others. It is important to show respect through actions, not through words. If you show respect to others, they will respect you. In my dojang I…

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Taekwondo People All Over, Have Been Damaged by Corruption

Jan 28, 2004, Korean NBC News reported that 37 million won, $137,000 US, 93,000 Euros and over $1,000,000 worth of jewelry was seized from Un Yong Kim’s residence. His son, John Kim, is prohibited from entering the USA, Korea and Thailand after jumping bail. Years of corruption at the top of the WT leadership have…

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TaeKwonDo History

최홍희 창시자 한국떠난 이유 1.71년 공화당 선거본부에서 전국유단자 모아달라…유단자는 깡패아님니다 마찰로망명 .2.북에간이유 민주국가는 태권도 보급 잘되고잊는데 사회주의 국가는 안되어서 북한사범을가러처 공산주의국가 소련 중공 동유럽….3. 북에 묻인이유 남.북어디고 묻치고 십다고 TKD Times 부탁하여 양국 최고 지도자에게 의뢰. 남은 김총제게서 안된다하여 북어로 묻침니다.2002 6월 역사임니다.문광부장관 공식문권참조 역사는 못속임니다. This photo is from 2005 when 6 countries, 93…

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Xu Xiaodong, Chinese Crusader or MMA Mad Dog?

Last month controversial mixed martial arts fighter Xu Xiaodong found himself up against a kung fu master who professed the ability to paralyze an opponent with the jab of his finger. This technique called the “death touch”, is part of pressure point fighting. A very real and dangerous system that is also extremely difficult to…

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Turning Disabilities Into Abilities

Living with Cerebral palsy and blindness in her left eye, a Bethany-area woman has found her strength in Taekwondo. Morgan Barber, 25, is a blackbelt who focused on martial arts. “It’s not going to stop me, even if I have a disability,” Barber said. Six years after starting Taekwondo, there don’t seem to be many…

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Chinese shopping Mall Brawl

Taekwondo practitioners confronted by gym crew after giving noisy demonstration. Fists and feet flew in front of onlookers at Jiangsu shopping center. Gym workers fought with members of a Taekwondo school at a mall in Jiangsu. It looks like a scene from a martial arts movie, but a video that has gone viral on social…

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David Kengen

Dave KenGen suffered from heart disease when he was very young that resulted in his hands and legs not developing normally. Karate has helped this 15-year-old Dutch boy overcome the pain of his disabilities and showcase his abilities. David started learning Karate at the age of 7, Dave KenGen loved this sport. With his untiring…

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Open Qualifier For 2019 WT Grand Slam

The 2019 qualification tournament for the Wuxi Grand Slam Championship begins tomorrow, April 26th and runs through the 28th of April, in Wuxi, China. The top 3 athletes in each Olympic weight category will be selected for the Wuxi 2019 World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series, which will be held from December 17-22, 2019. The…

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Maisie Catt Is An Inspiration

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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NEW! Cover Page Club

We are excited to announce that after 39 years we are developing a cover page club to honor individuals who have experienced the prestige that comes with being featured on the cover page of Taekwondo Times. This elite group of Grandmasters and Masters will meet annually to share insights they have about martial arts and…

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