World Taekwondo President attends third DMZ Peace Festival in South Korea
Choue Chung-won has attended the 2021 DMZ peace festival in south Korea. Choue (born December 20, 1947) is the President of the World Taekwondo Federation and was elected in 2004. Organizers of the event are hoping to promote stronger and better relations between Koreans who have been historical in conflict with one another. North Korea and…Read More
Guest Editorial: KUK Kl WON NATIONAL SPORTS (TAE KWON DO) CENTER SEOUL KOREA By S. Henry Cho (Issue 4 April 1982)
** Buy this Digital issue: Issue #4 – April 1982 Kuk Kl Won is a household term to Tae Kwon Do Black Belts, for it is printed on every Black Belt diploma. It literally means the “Home of a National Sport.” The first two world Tae Kwon Do championships took place at Kuk Ki Won and…Read More
Tragic passing of Master Hyunsik Jung.
Taekwondo Times is sad to hear of the passing of such a young person Hyunsik Jung, he served as both manager and coach of the 2010 USA National Collegiate Taekwondo Team, as well as an NCTA referee. Coach Jung ran a successful school 20 years teaching. He also served as a World Taekwondo International Referee,…Read More
Happy Birthday Taekwondo World
– On the 11th of April 1955 a board, consisting of ministers and army officers was convened by Gen. Choi in order to officially name this art that he had researched into and invented. Taekwon-Do was the name submitted by the General and accepted thereby becoming the name of the most powerful Martial Art the…Read More
The Italian Taekwondo Federation (FITA) has been credited with performing a “small miracle” after teaming up with the Saint Pius X Institute of Vatican City to organise a course for students.
Since last October, 20 boys aged between 13 and 17 years have been practicing taekwondo three times a week as part of their curriculum. Olympian and European champion Leonardo Basile was appointed by FITA to coach the students. It is believed to be the first time such a course has been held in the seminary.…Read More
Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation fundraising mission reaches Kilimanjaro’s summit
Jordan’s taekwondo athlete Farah Al Asa’ad has successfully reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on her fundraising mission for the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). The THF’s Middle East and North Africa coordinator was part of a group which made it to the summit of Africa’s highest mountain after nearly a week of climbing. She unveiled…Read More
World Taekwondo Extraordinary Council looks ahead to return of taekwondo events in 2021
02/01/21 The World Taekwondo Council met virtually today for its first Extraordinary Council meeting of 2021, with a particular emphasis placed on the safe return of taekwondo events this year. This year is scheduled to see the return of the two biggest events in the taekwondo calendar – the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games…Read More