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Tae Kwon Do in China

Tae Kwon Do is extremely popular in China, with hundreds of schools. The Chinese Taekwondo Association is a national mass sports organization and member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its highest organ of power is the CTA National Committee, and the Standing Committee is in charge of the administration work. Taekwondo was officially adopted by…

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Pan American Taekwondo Festival Oct 13, 2018

The festival is scheduleded to begin Octomber 13, 2018 at the Westgate Las Vegas & Paradise Event Center.  The event schedule will be released on October 8, 2018 on www.patu.org. C olor belt sparring will be a Single elimination bracket, 2 Rounds, 1 minute each with 30 second rest period. Black Belts – Single elimination…

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Martial Arts America, Ankeny Iowa. Breakathon for Charity

On Saturday September 15, Martial Artists for Children and Community(MACC) held their Annual Board Break at Valley West Mall, Des Moines, Iowa. MACC is a 501c3 non-profit organization designed to provide assistance to the children and community through donations of resources, people, and time. We are closely related to Martial Arts America School of Tae Kwon…

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Carlito Bonjoc Jr, Escrima Grandmaster

When Carlito Bonjoc Jr. gets his arms going, it’s best to get out of his way. The blur of his hands wielding escrima sticks is a hypnotic, fluid movement. It’s a bit like watching a finely choreographed dance. But what Bonjoc is demonstrating is the Philippine martial art of escrima. The is a difference, he does it…

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Oh Hyun-Deuk Kukkiwon Director Intends to Resign at the End of October

September 13, Oh hyun-deuk Kukkiwon President read the following statement to reporters and interested parties. I am deeply apologizing to the Taekwondo family members as Director of the Kukkiwon for any reason related to the investigation of the judicial authorities and reporting of MBC ‘PD Notebook’. I have been aware of my responsibility that Kukkiwon…

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WT Demonstration Team Opening Ceremonies in Rome

WT Demonstration Team’s performance at Spanish Steps during the Opening Ceremony of the Roma 2018 World Taekwondo Grand-Prix.The action unfolded in the grand and traditional Foro Italico in front of many onlookers. Over three days, 256 male and female athletes representing 51 different countries competed across eight weight categories. https://youtu.be/Ky59xVIvgF0

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Martial Arts for Quality of Life, Greek Pankration

Dr. Kirk Daffner, 61, paused to center himself before beginning the first of more than 108 carefully orchestrated maneuvers. He jumped, rolled, did one-armed push-ups and slapped the mat with his open hand. He jumped in the air spread-eagled, touching his feet, then kicked at an unseen foe. Along with a handful of other men,…

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Grandmaster Michael De Alba Promoted to 9th Dan

Modern Farang Mu Sul ® founder, Grandmaster Michael De Alba, was promoted to 9th dan at the recent World Kido Federation/Hanminjok Hapkido 2018 Summit, held in Pleasanton, California, by Chairman, Grand Master In Sun Seo. Grandmaster Michael De Alba was deeply moved and incredibly humbled by this promotion, and pledged to do his best to…

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Silat

Silat is a collective word for a class of indigenous martial arts from the geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia, more precisely in the Malay Archipelago, a region known locally as Nusantara. It is traditionally practised in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, portions of the Philippines,  southern part of Thailand and central part of Vietnam. There are hundreds of different styles (aliran) and schools (perguruan) but they tend to focus…

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“Kung Fu Grandma” Practices Chinese Martial Arts for Nine Decades

At 94-years-old, Zhang Hexian has a particular set of skills that make her a nightmare for thugs. Residing in Ninghai County in east China’s Zhejiang Province she has been practicing Chinese martial arts since she was four and through the years she has refined her skills with great diligence and effort to become affectionately known…

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