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Lindy Crouch ITF Competitor

Lindy Joy Crouch won 2 Gold medals at the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s Special Needs World Championships in Argentina, held July 31-August 5. Lindy was Australia’s first down syndrome athlete to compete at the ITF World Championships, in the first fully fledged ITF Special Needs international event. Her instructor, Master Phillip Zdybel,  describes Lindy as a…

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Sung Mok, Ko

Respected Master and Pioneer Tae Kwon Do instructor, Sung Mok, Ko passed away on August 3, 2018 in San Diego, California at 82 years old. He is survived by his wife, Yung nim, Ko and his 2 children, Min Young, Ko and Gina, Ko. He emmigrated to the US in 1968, and went on to…

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2018 World Taekwondo Hanmadang

The 2018 World Taekwondo Hanmadang is drawing to a close for 2018. It is a contest held every year by Kukkiwon. In 1992, The World Taekwondo Hanmadang opened its first contest that brought together Taekwondo practitioners from all over the world. It presented genuine martial arts spirit and highlighted the skills and techniques of Taekwondo. Since…

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Tae Kwon Do Demonstration in Vatican City

Over 10,000 Catholics and tourists from around the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican today. Pope Francis greeted a Tae Kwon Do demonstration team at about 9:30 AM local time. 20 WT Tae Kwon Do demonstration team members gave a 20 minute martial art demonstration. An Italian Tae Kwon Do practitioner, Beatrice Oliveri, released doves to…

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Last of the US Tae Kwon Do Pioneers Passes

The last US Tae Kwon Do pioneer passed away Monday, April 30, 2018. It was reported that he was talking with friends and family on Sunday evening. He taught representatives and senators TKD in early morning workouts for 30 years. Born January 7, 1932, he also pioneered the use of music and invented safety equipment, in…

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Update from Korea

The International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), which was formed in Seoul Korea in March of 1966, will perform joint demonstrations with the World Taekwondo (WT), formerly called the WTF, also founded in Seoul Korea in May of 1973. These 4 performances are a result of the historic Protocol Of Accord signed at the occasion of the…

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Taekwondo hoped to bring two Koreas together in PyeongChang

 SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) — North Korea on Tuesday offered to send a taekwondo demonstration team, along with athletes and others to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, shedding light over a possible reconciliation between two Koreas through sports. During the first official talks between two Koreas in more than two years, Pyongyang said…

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Koreas to be united by traditional martial art of taekwondo — again

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Yonhap) — The Korean martial art of taekwondo brought the divided Koreas together, if only briefly, south of the tense border last summer. And it will do so again at the tail end of winter, during the Feb. 9-25 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.   North Korea agreed Wednesday to send a taekwondo demonstration…

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