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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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GAMMA Headed for Toward IOC Approval?

The Global Association Of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) on Thursday, 19 December, announced that it formally submitted its application for Observer Status with the Global Association Of International Sports Federations (GAISF). Observer Status allows GAMMA to continue improving and strengthening governance, rules, policies, and global representation for mixed martial arts. This represents the first step GAMMA needs 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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EMT Stabbed While Responding to Call

Racing to a scene in an ambulance to help someone can be a dangerous job. One month after a Boston emergency medical technician was stabbed multiple times by a patient, their fellow EMTs and paramedics are getting self-defense training at the union office.Two recent EMT attacks last month prompted the EMS division of the Boston…

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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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Special Ceremony – Jungs Taekwondo

Jungs Tae Kwondo 2019 Masters Tea & Sword Ceremony, Hall of Fame Awards and 277th promotion test. Very proud moments.  GM Jung performed tea and sword ceremony for Masters. Special ceremony with Master Lonnie Matthews, Master Forrest Gibson and Master Tom Strade. GM Jung made a special tea for his students. The tea is from…

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