Category: Taekwondo

Forgery of Kukkiwon Dan/Poom certificates and pocketing money.

It has been brought to the attention of Taekwondo Times that there are Instructors in the USA and abroad collecting fees for Kukkiwon Poom/Dan certifications and not registering their students. These Instructors are making fake copies of the Kukkiwon certificate and passing it off to students as the real deal and pocketing the collected fee’s.…

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ITA Iowa Taekwondo Alliance Seminars

ITA is excited to start off 2019 with a pair of poomsae seminars. Saturday, January 26th will be a USAT Poomsae Referee Seminar. It may be taken for certification or audited. And Sunday the 27th will be a poomsae development seminar for all ranks/ages. Sign up for one or both and get ready for the…

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2019 iACT Conference Set For February 2019

The International Academic Conference for Taekwondo (iACT), along with Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies and Stanford Athletics, is hosting its third conference on Taekwondo and martial arts on February 16th & 17th, 2019 at Stanford University. The conference is entitled “iACT 2019: Overcoming ‘the Self’ and then Benefiting ‘the World’ The iACT is a…

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Uniting the World Through Martial Arts

In 2007 a Tae Kwon Do demonstration team from North Korea made history when they visited the United States on a cultural exchange trip. The tour visited 5 US cities over 8 days and began a dialog that was continued the next year

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PRESIDENT OF KUKKIWON OH HYUN DEUK ARRESTED!

PRESIDENT OF KUKKIWON OH HYUN DEUK ARRESTED! It has been reported in the Korean press that Oh Hyun Deuk the President of Kukkiwon was arrested on numerous charges including corruption. English translation provided below by Johnny CW Kang The current Kukkiwon President, Oh Hyun Deuk, has been arrested for obstruction of business including illegal recruitment,…

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Taipei 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships come to a close

TAIPEI CITY, Chinese Taipei (18 Nov. 2018) – The record-breaking Taipei 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships ended today with Portugal, Iran, Chinese Taipei and Korea winning gold medals on the final day. Chinese Taipei won their third gold of the championships and 23rd medal in total with a win in the freestyle mixed team over 17. Eduarda…

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November marks the 100 anniversary of General Choi’s birth.

Toronto Canada was the adopted homeland of General Choi Hong-Hi, the founding father of Taekwon-Do. General Choi fled there for his safety to escape political persecution in 1972. He moved the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) there from Seoul Korea where it was formed in 1966. General Choi became a beloved Canadian citizen. He received many…

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Giving the gift of empowerment

  A Taekwondo blogger mum from WA and Australian Taekwondo have teamed up in the hope of providing at least one woman in need with a scholarship covering all expenses associated with one year of Taekwondo Training at her local club or school. Kristy Hitchens, also known as The Mortal Mouse Taekwondo Blogger, came up…

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WT Brings Message of Peace to N. Korea

PYONGYANG ― The World Taekwondo (WT) demonstration team has sent out a powerful message of peace through their performance in the heart of the North Korean capital. In the Taekwondo Hall, members of the South-Korean team showcased their trademark high-flying kicks and punches Wednesday evening in front of an audience of more than 2,300 Pyongyang…

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South Korean TKD Demonstration Team Visits Pyongyang

PYONGYANG, Oct. 31 (Yonhap) — World Taekwondo (WT)’s all-South Korean taekwondo demonstration team on Wednesday gave an energetic performance in Pyongyang, delivering a message of peace and unification. The team, comprised of 18 South Korean taekwondo practitioners and four supporting staffs, had a one hour performance in front of some 2,300 North Koreans who packed…

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