Category: Taekwondo

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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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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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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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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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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