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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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Gavin Himes – Helping others.

http://www.fox4news.com/news/north-texas-boy-using-martial-arts-to-help-others-overcome-bullying Gavin Himes from Korean Tiger Martial Arts Studio in Fort Worth is using his Taekwondo experience to help others with bullying. Featured picture from Fox4New.com  

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Valerie Loureda Impresses in MMA Debut

In women’s MMA on Saturday night, Valerie Loureda impressed in her debut win at Bellator 216, becoming an instant crowd favorite with fight fans. The 20-year-old Florida native’s 1st professional bout did not disappoint as she scored a first-round TKO win over Colby Fletcher in their flyweight bout at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,…

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Houston Alexander; Giving Back To The Community

Houston Alexander is a unique competitor. He is from Omaha, Nebraska, and has competed in the UFC®, Primus Fighting Championship, Bellator’s Light Heavyweight division, Shark Fights, the RFS, KSW, and Adrenaline MMA. He has been a professional competitor since 2001 is known for his punchining ability. Alexander began his career with a 6-1-0-1 record, including…

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