Category: Taekwondo

WT Demonstration Team Opening Ceremonies in Rome

WT Demonstration Team’s performance at Spanish Steps during the Opening Ceremony of the Roma 2018 World Taekwondo Grand-Prix.The action unfolded in the grand and traditional Foro Italico in front of many onlookers. Over three days, 256 male and female athletes representing 51 different countries competed across eight weight categories. https://youtu.be/Ky59xVIvgF0

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2018 Asian games Closing Ceremony

2018 Asian Games Medal count COUNTRY Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL China 132 92 65 289 Japan 74 56 74 204 South Korea 49 57 70 176 Indonesia 31 24 43 98 Uzbekistan 21 24 25 70   The closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian games will have superstars performing for the audience. Superstars like Isyana…

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#NotInMySport

#NotInMySport – Recognizing and Preventing Grooming Toolkit  USA Taekwondo kicked off the #NOTINMYSPORT Campaign this month. It will be focusing on increasing awareness of Grooming. The goal will be to educate the sports community on what behaviors and signs to look for to help prevent grooming from happening to any athlete. Grooming is a behavior that is…

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Lindy Crouch ITF Competitor

Lindy Joy Crouch won 2 Gold medals at the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s Special Needs World Championships in Argentina, held July 31-August 5. Lindy was Australia’s first down syndrome athlete to compete at the ITF World Championships, in the first fully fledged ITF Special Needs international event. Her instructor, Master Phillip Zdybel,  describes Lindy as a…

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Sung Mok, Ko

Respected Master and Pioneer Tae Kwon Do instructor, Sung Mok, Ko passed away on August 3, 2018 in San Diego, California at 82 years old. He is survived by his wife, Yung nim, Ko and his 2 children, Min Young, Ko and Gina, Ko. He emmigrated to the US in 1968, and went on to…

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2018 World Taekwondo Hanmadang

The 2018 World Taekwondo Hanmadang is drawing to a close for 2018. It is a contest held every year by Kukkiwon. In 1992, The World Taekwondo Hanmadang opened its first contest that brought together Taekwondo practitioners from all over the world. It presented genuine martial arts spirit and highlighted the skills and techniques of Taekwondo. Since…

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Tae Kwon Do Demonstration in Vatican City

Over 10,000 Catholics and tourists from around the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican today. Pope Francis greeted a Tae Kwon Do demonstration team at about 9:30 AM local time. 20 WT Tae Kwon Do demonstration team members gave a 20 minute martial art demonstration. An Italian Tae Kwon Do practitioner, Beatrice Oliveri, released doves to…

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Jhoon Rhee, Last of the US Tae Kwon Do Pioneers Passes

The last US Tae Kwon Do pioneer passed away Monday, April 30, 2018. It was reported that he was talking with friends and family on Sunday evening. He taught representatives and senators TKD in early morning workouts for 30 years. Born January 7, 1932, he also pioneered the use of music and invented safety equipment, in…

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