Category: World Taekwondo Federation

World Taekwondo Demonstration Team Perfoms at Italia’s Got Talent

The World Taekwondo Demonstration Team impressed the judges at Italia’s Got Talent audition, as judge Mara Maionchi secured the team’s automatic place in the final by pressing the golden buzzer. The Demonstration Team wowed the 2,000 spectators that filled the theater, who showed their  appreciation and excitement at the mastery of the power and skill…

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International Hockey Federation to Partner with Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation

International Hockey Federation (FIH) have become the latest international federation to sign an agreement with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by World Taekwondo, the THF, the FIH and The Hockey Foundation to mark Olympic Day. World Taekwondo and THF chair Chungwon Choue joined FIH President Narinder Dhruv Batra for the…

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South Korea Atop Medal Standings at World Taekwondo Grand Slam

December 20, 2019 South Korea won the last two events at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series in Wuxi today, clinching top spot in the medal standings. Bae Jun-seo beat fellow South Korean Lee Min-yeong 2-1 in the men’s under-58 kilograms final, while Lee Da-bin defeated Great Britain’s Bianca Walkden by the same scoreline…

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Pakistan Hosting 1st International Taekwondo Competition

Islamabad is hosting the Pakistan Open Taekwondo Championships next year, the first time the country will host an international competition in the sport. The tournament, set to feature cadet, junior and senior categories, is scheduled for October 24 to 30 in Pakistan’s capital city. Pakistan Taekwondo Federation President Waseem Ahmed says it will contribute to…

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Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation Supporter Honoured with Black Belt Certificate

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue presented an honorary seventh dan black belt certificate to Dr. Lu Dezhi, chairman of the Huamin Charity Foundation. The honour recognises Lu’s “commitment and contribution” to taekwondo and in particular his work with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF). This year the THF, which works to teach the sport to refugees…

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Collection Item: General Choi Special Issue & Tiger Kim Twins Unvaulted!

General Choi Special Issue & Tiger Kim Twins Unvaulted! Don’t miss out! Soon this piece of martial arts history will be returning to the vault! Only recently unvaulted for the first time! Check out this January 2000, Special Edition of Taekwondo Times featuring Taekwondo founder General Choi Hong Hi. He was there at the beginning…

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The Gift of My Life

For World Para Taekwondo Champion, Lisa Gjessing, taekwondo is the gift that keeps on giving. The undefeated Danish fighter has won it all – World Championships and European Championships titles – but it is Paralympic glory that she has yet to achieve. Training with the Danish national para taekwondo team at the Makuhari Messenger Hall…

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Qualification Procedure for Taekwondo Paralympic Debut

World Taekwondo has reaffirmed the qualification procedure for the sport’s Paralympic debut in Tokyo next year. The governing body said they had received “many calls and requests” for confirmation of quota places after the November world rankings were published. Last month’s European Para Taekwondo Open Championships in Bari in Italy was the last official ranking…

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Tokyo 2020 and World Taekwondo, Booyoung Dream Program

The Booyoung Dream Programme is currently being held in Muju, South Korea, and is giving the taekwondo stars the best preparations for the Olympic Games. The project offers athletes suffering from limited financial means the chance to be assessed ahead of their respective continental qualification tournaments. Three refugee athletes – Kasra Mehdipournejad, Amir Mohammad Hosseini…

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