JUN. 15. 2014.
And a look back at the first everTaekwondo Hall of Fame Ceremony held in birthplace Korea
New Jersey, USA June 16, 2014 The “Taekwondo Hall of Fame which is based in the USA and recognized world-wide recently named Professor Kook Hyun Jung and GM Dong Keun Park as Korea’s All Time Best Taekwondo Players. Induction into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame is the highest honor one can receive in the world of sports.
Dong Keun Park recently named Korea’s All-Time Best National Taekwondo Champion by the Taekwondo Hall of Fame served as captain of the Korea national team in the 1960’s. He was undefeated winning 6 gold medals in national competition before retiring. In addition to introducing Taekwondo to American troops in Thailand he relocated to the USA and eventually served as head coach of the 1992 US Olympic Taekwondo team. Although he was actually inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame in 2007 he was recognized at the Taekwondo Hall of Fame ceremony at Kukkiwon on August 25th 2011 as Korea’s greatest national champion of all time. He currently teaches in Jersey City, New Jersey
Kook Hyun Jung was recently named as Korea’s All-Time Best World and Olympic Taekwondo Champion by the same organization.A professor atthe National Sports University of Korea he made history by becoming the first person to win 4 World Titles as well as a gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. His highest honor came in 2011 when he was inducted into the TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME® in an historic ceremony held in Kukkiwon Gymnasium on August 25, 2011. It was the first time that the TAEKWONDO HALL OF FAME was held in Korea the birthplace of Taekwondo.
The Taekwondo Hallof Fame has been collecting historic articles for later display in a museum. If you have any competition films such as the 1973 1st World Championships, the 1978 Pe-World Games, documents, medals, dan certificates, uniforms or other historic items which you believe should be displayed in a museum please send us the details to TKDHOF@GMAIL.com
The next official Taekwondo Hall of Fame ceremony is tentatively scheduled forSeptember 2015 in Europe. Those interested in more informatiion visit. www.taekwondohalloffame.com or send an email to TKDHOF@GMAIL.com
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