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Thailand Hosts Royal Princess Cup for Closer Diplomatic Ties

Thailand Hosts Royal Princess Cup for Closer Diplomatic Ties

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) – In Thailand, the land of Muay Thai, a taekwondo competition – the Royal Princess Cup – was held successfully. The Thailand Taekwondo Masters’ Association held the “International Taekwondo Competition, the Royal Princess Cup” at the Thammasat University gymnasium in Bangkok on May 11 in cooperation with the Korean Community [...]

Belgian King Receives Honorary Taekwondo Certificate

Belgian King Receives Honorary Taekwondo Certificate

SEOUL, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — King Philippe of Belgium, who is on a state visit to South Korea, visited the World Taekwondo Headquarters, also known as Kukkiwon, on Wednesday. King Philippe, along with Belgian government officials, watched a taekwondo performance. After that, the king changed into a taekwondo uniform and smashed a pine board [...]

S. Korean and Foreign Military Cadets to Participate in Taekwondo Cultural Exchange Program

S. Korean and Foreign Military Cadets to Participate in Taekwondo Cultural Exchange Program

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Taekwondo Promotion Foundation plans to invite some 200 foreign military cadets and officers to Taekwondowon in Muju, North Jeolla Province as part of its friendship and cultural exchange program. Some 90 foreign officers and military personnel from 28 states currently studying at the Korea Defense Language Institute will [...]

Int’l Online Taekwondo Competition to be Launched

Int’l Online Taekwondo Competition to be Launched

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — An international online taekwondo championship will be launched this year, enabling people around the world to participate in it and make exchanges each other, the event’s organizer said Monday. “We’ve decided to open the World Online Taekwondo Championships for the first time in the world this year,” Seo Hyun-seok, [...]

Gov’t to Professionalize Taekwondo, Make It More Accessible

Gov’t to Professionalize Taekwondo, Make It More Accessible

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced Friday it will seek to professionalize its traditional martial art of taekwondo and make it more accessible to a wider population. The sports ministry, in conjunction with four taekwondo organizations (World Taekwondo, Korea Taekwondo Association, Kukkiwon and Taekwondo Promotion Foundation), announced strategies and policy goals to [...]

Foreigners Become Fond of South Korea Through Learning Taekwondo

Foreigners Become Fond of South Korea Through Learning Taekwondo

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreigners have become fonder of South Korea after learning the Korean martial art taekwondo, a local poll showed Tuesday. According to the survey by the World Taekwondo Peace Corps Foundation, 11.7 percent of 1,750 foreign nationals learning the sport said their positive feelings toward South Korea have increased. The [...]

North Korea to Host Taekwondo Championships in Pyeongyang

North Korea to Host Taekwondo Championships in Pyeongyang

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea said Friday that more than 70 countries and regions have applied to attend the North Korea-led International Taekwondo Federation’s (ITF) championships to be held in Pyongyang later this month. Preparations for the championships slated for Sept. 15-21 are in the final stage, according to the Korean Central [...]