Category: World Taekwondo Federation

World Taekwondo Committed to Athlete Safety at 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

SEOUL, Korea (Jan 29, 2020) – World Taekwondo announced that head protectors with face shields will be worn by Para Taekwondo athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and Qualification Tournaments in order to further ensure athlete safety. The recommendation made by the World Taekwondo Para Taekwondo Committee followed extensive analysis of data collected…

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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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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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World Taekwondo move to strengthen governance, athlete welfare and anti-doping policies

  World Taekwondo held its Extraordinary Council Meeting in Moscow today, committing to further strengthening its policies in a variety of key areas, including governance, athlete welfare and anti-doping. Chaired by World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue, the World Taekwondo Council made far-reaching decisions that it hopes will benefit the sport and its 210 Member National…

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