Author: Michael Pagan

Senior Sings Tae Kwon Do’s Song

After viewing a Tae Kwon Do demonstration at a senior citizens’ center, Lucille Thompson of Danville, Illinois, decided that this was something she wanted to learn. She told Minkyo Han, a Tae Kwon Do instructor in Danville, “I’m coming over tomorrow.” There was nothing unusual in this conversation between instructor and prospective student except the…

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19 year old from Isreali wins World Para TaeKwondo Gold Medal

Asaf Yasur is Israel’s first para taekwondo gold medalist, besting five other contestants in the under-58 kg category. By Abigail Klein Leichman  DECEMBER 13, 2021, 8:53 AM Asaf Yasur, Israel’s first para taekwondo world champion. Photo by Yair Glazer Israel notched its first para taekwondo gold medal after Asaf Yasur beat all competitors in the under-58 kg category of…

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Russian and Belarusian athletes are being banned by world TaeKwondo from future events

World Taekwondo has moved to ban individual athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus following the invasion of Ukraine. The decision was taken after the governing body’s Council met for an extraordinary meeting today, and complies with the recommendation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Taekwondo’s global governing body has already banned Russian and Belarusian…

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Refract works to pioneer Virtual TaeKwonDo Platform with World Taekwondo

“Refract, a Singapore-based extended reality (XR) startup, announced today it has raised an approximately $8.5 million SGD (approximately $6 million) Series A from investors including Sea Limited, international family offices and individuals.” – Tech Crunch The company has been working on a virtual reality system for virtual sports events. “Refract has already secured strategic relationships with the…

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