Author: Bill

Met’s Pete Alonso’s Secret Weapon is Taekwondo

There is a lot more working for Pete Alonso than brute strength. His picture perfect swing has launched him to the major league home run lead with 45. Growing up, Alonso said he studied taekwondo, the art of unarmed self-defense characterized by the use of kicks, and he believes that has helped him become the…

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4D Cameras Being Introduced for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The technological innovation will make its debut on the biggest stage at next year’s Olympic Games in the Japanese capital. Fans and judges will be able to see 360 degree replays of the athletes’ moves thanks to the 4D camera rig. This will provide more memorable moments for spectators while also eliminating controversial moments from…

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Taiwan Sports Association Cuts Funding to Taipei Taekwondo Association

The Sports Administration is set to suspend funding for the Chinese Taipei Taekwondo Association (CTTA) for one year after an investigation found that the association’s senior management had misappropriated its funds. The agency launched an investigation into the association’s finances after receiving a complaint from a member of the board of supervisors that accused CTTA…

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Taiwan Strong at World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships

Outstanding start last week for China Taipei at the World Poomsae Championships; topping the medals table with 12 gold on day one. The event at the International Expo Center, in the Chinese city of Wuxi, features 286 athletes from 10 countries. The World Team Championships began last weekend at the same venue, the first time…

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World Taekwondo Cares project in Nepal

Two programmes targeting reformatory inmates and female domestic abuse victims has been officially unveiled by World Taekwondo in Kathmandu in Nepal. The Nepal Taekwondo Cares project is supported by World Taekwondo and the Asia Development Foundation (ADF), in cooperation with the Nepal Taekwondo Association. Hundreds of people gathered for the launch at the National Taekwondo…

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Cultural Treasures

We are soliciting applications for “Cultural Treasures”. Pioneering individuals who have contributed to TaeKwonDo, by the donation of their time and resources to charities, special needs students or other philanthropic activities. If you know someone that embodies these characteristics please email a resume to business@taekwondotimes.com with Cultural Treasure in the subject line. Individuals selected for…

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2019 Pyeongchang World Taekwondo Hanmadang

2019 Pyeongchang World Taekwondo Hanmadang, held at Yongpyong Dome for 5 Days from July 26 to July 30. Hanmadang has been receiving applications for 12 events and 59 fields (individual match : 8 events and 46 fields / group match : 4 events and 13 fields) for 2 months since May. There will be 58…

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50 Year Anniversary Celebration of ATA

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomed ATA Martial Arts last week, the world’s largest organization dedicated to teaching martial arts to all ages. ATA Martial Arts held its annual Worlds event July 8 to 14 in Little Rock, Arkansas. With over 1200 affiliated schools world wide, ATA estimates nearly 20,000 including visitors from most…

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