|[ Etc ] New Year Address of President OH Hyun Deuk|
New Year¡¯s Address
My respectable and beloved global Taekwondo Families!
We have ring out with the old year and ring in bright new year.
I would like to express deep gratitude to all Taekwondo families who have made all their efforts for the growth of Taekwondo for the past year.
Taekwondo has taken deep root as the global sports through spectacular growth for the past years.
In addition, Taekwondo is growing as not only a sport but also the global cultural contents.
Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters has laid a foundation for a big leap in Taekwondo and has started a lot of domestic and overseas projects to enhance the value of Taekwondo in 2016.
As a result, we have achieved a lot of good results in the projects such as improvement in Taekwondo Poom¡¤Dan promotion system, and Taekwondo master course, diffusion of Taekwondo all over the world, construction of overseas organizations, activation of Taekwondo journal, active work for national Taekwondo demonstration team, expansion of government Taekwondo master and others.
All members of Kukkiwon will do the best in this New Year to be a hope and guiding lamp leading to the future bright Taekwondo.
We will also make every effort for the harmony among Taekwondo families.
Please keep your interest and support for Kukkiwon.
I hope that you all accomplish your wish in 2017 and a very happy new year.
OH Hyun Deuk
President of Kukkiwon