Author: Justin Matthews

Bullying Victim Wins Gold Medals In World Martial Arts Competition

  In October, we told you about Dianna Sipper- a young girl who used karate to overcome bullying she faced at school. Sipper and her parents recently got back from London where she competed in the World Martial Arts for Team USA. Along with her baggage, the 9-year-old brought back some new hardware from the competition.…

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Taekwondo helping kids overcome trauma of bullying

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The verbal jabs and emotional punches they endure at school have led a group of boys and girls to take up taekwondo at Han’s Taekwondo Academy. “Taekwondo is striving for excellence within the individual, being able to be confined within themselves to go out in the world and stand strong, be…

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Taekwondo: art, discipline and citizenship

The Jadir Taekwondo Association shares a bit of history of taekwondo and how they support youth development within and beyond the sport. Discipline, civility and citizenship. These are just some of the teachings that the practice of this Korean martial art can provide. More than 2000 years ago, a group of young people from the…

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International Day of Peace

practices for a peaceful life and world since 1972 Master Kim and Jennifer Kim will Speak at International Day of Peace in Korea on September 7 “Be a Global Citizen for World Peace” The Kims are on their way to Korea for the International Day of Peace Programme in Goyang, Republic of Korea. They were invited by the…

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History in the making: 275th Jung’s Taekwondo Promotion Test

Saturday, August 11, 2019 marked the 275th Promotion Test at Jung’s Taekwondo since 1974. This test was a momentous day in the lives of Grandmaster Dr. Terry Hall who tested for 8th Dan, Grandmaster Peggy Stuart Slatten who tested for 7th Dan, Richard Hermann who tested for 4th Dan & Emina Kephart who tested for…

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Why was General Choi Exiled from South Korea? The Truth Revealed.

Ambassador Choi Hong-Hi Two-star Major-General (army serial #10044) This is the second part of the story of General Choi’s Tae Kwon Do.  The first part ended with his locating the ITF headquarters in Vienna, Austria, which allowed him to disseminate his martial art around the world.   POLITICAL INFLUENCES Advantages & Disadvantages General Choi was…

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