Taekwondo Federation Netherlands boosts women in leadership roles by committing to diversity charter.
Taekwondo Federation Netherlands (TBN) is to follow an inclusion and diversity charter in 2022, with an objective to get more women, young people and people with disabilities into management positions. The charter, part of a Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation initiative, comes after studies showed marginalised groups – such as those with disabilities, people with…Read More
RIP GM Charles “Chuck” Sereff (1933 – 2022) USA TaeKwon-Do Pioneer and Hero
With deep condolences we are sad to report that GM Chuck Sereff has passed away. We send our condolences to GM Chuck Serref’s family in this time of grieving. Below is some information on GM Serref’s life. Grand Master Sereff started martial arts in 1961. Two years later, he founded a Korean-style school of self-defense…Read More
Former Libyan Taekwondo Federation chief released after abduction
Former Libyan Taekwondo Federation chief Ali Mohamed Saber has been released after reportedly being abducted by four gunmen. According to the Libya Observer, Saber had been kidnapped from his home in the Abu Nawas of Tripoli. Saber had been held for 48 hours at an unknown location. The official was released yesterday (March 26). The National…Read More
World Taekwondo Oceania pens development deal with Mexican Federation.
World Taekwondo Oceania (WTO) has signed an athlete development agreement with the Mexican Taekwondo Federation. John Kotsifas, the WTO President, said the deal would “significantly benefit” both athletes and member associations in Oceania. Joint training camps in both Oceania and Mexico are part of the agreement, as well as the sharing of technical knowledge and…Read More
19 year old from Isreali wins World Para TaeKwondo Gold Medal
Asaf Yasur is Israel’s first para taekwondo gold medalist, besting five other contestants in the under-58 kg category. By Abigail Klein Leichman DECEMBER 13, 2021, 8:53 AM Asaf Yasur, Israel’s first para taekwondo world champion. Photo by Yair Glazer Israel notched its first para taekwondo gold medal after Asaf Yasur beat all competitors in the under-58 kg category of…Read More
Nepal NOC honours Female TaeKwonDo Athletes on 112th International Womens day.
The Nepal Olympic Committee’s (NOC) Women and Sports Commission has honoured Sudha Sen Malla and Julum Puri Giri with cash rewards for their achievements in taekwondo to mark the 112th International Women’s Day. Malla, handed a technical award, and Giri, the recipient of the administration award, were presented with 25,000NPR (£150/€190/$200) with a letter of…Read More
Russian and Belarusian athletes are being banned by world TaeKwondo from future events
World Taekwondo has moved to ban individual athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus following the invasion of Ukraine. The decision was taken after the governing body’s Council met for an extraordinary meeting today, and complies with the recommendation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Taekwondo’s global governing body has already banned Russian and Belarusian…Read More
Elon Musk Challenges Putin to 1 on 1 Combat Winner Takes Ukraine
Billionaire and Tesla founder Elon Musk has challenged Russian president Vladimir Putin to single combat, which has sparked interest in their respective martial arts skills. Musk’s challenge came after YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul shared a mock boxing poster of himself and the Russian president last week. So, do Musk and Putin have martial arts training and who…Read More
World TaeKwondo President is Given Honorary Doctorate in Science from Dankook University
World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue has been awarded an honorary doctorate in science from Dankook University in Yongin in recognition of his commitment to the global development of the sport. Choue was presented with the honorary doctorate during a special ceremony and expressed his gratitude, with World Taekwondo’s attempts to spread peace through sport claimed…Read More
7 year old Refuge earns Black Belt and receives Official Certificate
Seven-year-old Doa’a Al-Ayoub has officially received her black belt certificate in taekwondo at the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan. Aged six at the time, Al-Ayoub became the youngest refugee to be awarded the highest colour grade in the combat sport in September last year. Al-Ayoub has now received her certificate to mark her achievement, and…Read More