|[ Etc ] Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team Actively Engages in Taekwondo Promotion Activities|
The Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team (hereinafter referred to as ¡°Demonstration Team¡±) is focusing on promoting Taekwondo by visiting countries around the world.
The Demonstration Team¡¯s first stop was Belgium, where members put on their first performance at the ¡°2017 Folklorissimo¡± held at Brussels.
This year¡¯s iteration of the Folklorissimo, first held in 2000, was held at the Grand-Place, which is considered to be one of the 7 major tourist attractions of Europe, and thousands of tourists gathered for the occasion.
The Demonstration Team held 2 performances over the course of 2 days on September 16th and 17th, receiving accolades from the tourists in attendance.
Fresh off their success in Belgium, the Demonstration Team quickly boarded a plane to Russia and displayed the excellence of Taekwondo with awe-inspiring demonstrations at the ¡°2017 Week of Korean Culture in Autumn¡± held at Russia¡¯s capital Moscow on September 21st and the opening ceremony of the 9th Russian Ambassador Cup Taekwondo Tournament held at the Lipetsk Ice Rink on September 23rd.
The Demonstration Team visited and performed at the opening ceremony of the Azerbaijan Ambassador Cup Taekwondo Tournament, which was held at the Sumgait Olympic Sports Complex in Azerbaijan to commemorate the 25th year of diplomatic relations between Korea and Azerbaijan, and the city of Gabala as a part of its efforts to expand the Taekwondo base and continue the Taekwondo training fever.
The Demonstration Team also visited a cultural event held in Ankara, Turkey, commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Turkey, and moved audiences by holding a joint performance with local Turkish Taekwondo trainees.
Since being founded in 1974, the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team has visited 120 countries in the pursuit of legitimate Taekwondo demonstrations and is considered to be the greatest Taekwondo demonstration team in the world.
Currently, the Demonstration Team is composed of approximately 120 members who have passed strict selection and evaluation processes. The Demonstration Team visits around 15 countries every year, serving as a Taekwondo diplomatic mission that contributes to the globalization of Taekwondo.
¡ã Demonstration Team (1) - The Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team gives a demonstration at the ¡°2017 Folklorissimo.¡±
¡ã Demonstration Team (2) - The Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team gives a demonstration at the ¡°2017 Folklorissimo.¡±
¡ã Demonstration Team (3) - The Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team gives a demonstration at the ¡°2017 Folklorissimo.¡±
¡ã Demonstration Team (4) - An image of the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team¡¯s performance at the ¡°Azerbaijan Ambassador Cup Taekwondo Tournament.¡±
¡ã Demonstration Team (5) - An image of the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team¡¯s performance at the ¡°Azerbaijan Ambassador Cup Taekwondo Tournament.¡±