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Controversial Transgender Policy at Martial Arts School Under Fire:

The owner of a martial arts academy who claims to run an “inclusive” business is defending a controversial policy about transgender customers after his text messages went viral. The messages between Scott Maczuga, the owner of Vortex Sports Academy in Leander, Texas, and Davina Jade Coulombe, a transgender woman and friend of Maczuga, detailed an incident in which Maczuga rebuffed Coulombe’s request to help out at an…

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2019 Pyeongchang World Taekwondo Hanmadang

2019 Pyeongchang World Taekwondo Hanmadang, held at Yongpyong Dome for 5 Days from July 26 to July 30. Hanmadang has been receiving applications for 12 events and 59 fields (individual match : 8 events and 46 fields / group match : 4 events and 13 fields) for 2 months since May. There will be 58…

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Taekwondo People All Over, Have Been Damaged by Corruption

Jan 28, 2004, Korean NBC News reported that 37 million won, $137,000 US, 93,000 Euros and over $1,000,000 worth of jewelry was seized from Un Yong Kim’s residence. His son, John Kim, is prohibited from entering the USA, Korea and Thailand after jumping bail. Years of corruption at the top of the WT leadership have…

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Xu Xiaodong, Chinese Crusader or MMA Mad Dog?

Last month controversial mixed martial arts fighter Xu Xiaodong found himself up against a kung fu master who professed the ability to paralyze an opponent with the jab of his finger. This technique called the “death touch”, is part of pressure point fighting. A very real and dangerous system that is also extremely difficult to…

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Chinese shopping Mall Brawl

Taekwondo practitioners confronted by gym crew after giving noisy demonstration. Fists and feet flew in front of onlookers at Jiangsu shopping center. Gym workers fought with members of a Taekwondo school at a mall in Jiangsu. It looks like a scene from a martial arts movie, but a video that has gone viral on social…

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NEW! Cover Page Club

We are excited to announce that after 39 years we are developing a cover page club to honor individuals who have experienced the prestige that comes with being featured on the cover page of Taekwondo Times. This elite group of Grandmasters and Masters will meet annually to share insights they have about martial arts and…

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Karate Excluded From 2024 Games.

After 1 appearance at the 2020 Olympics, Karate’s exclusion from the Paris 2024 Olympic program is being criticized by the sport’s governing body and various national associations after being left out of the list of four additional sports for the Games. The world karate association issued a statement on Friday saying it was “deeply saddened”…

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KBS Journey to Peace Through Taekwondo

KBS Journey to Peace Through Taekwondo US & N KOREA WTF & ITF S & N KOREA. 2007 & 2011 Goodwill Tours. Will Taekwondo Diplomacy result in a 3rd Goodwill Tour? Can politicians finish what Taekwondo people started? “The children are saying unification.” What are we doing?” Jung asked!미국과 북한,남북.세게 국제,연맹,왜 못합치는냐고 애들은 묻고잊음니다. https://www.facebook.com/jungsub.hwang/videos/2273985392661244/?t=12  

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