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[ Etc ] The '2019 PyeongChang World Taekwondo Hanmadang' begins for 5 days festival
Writer admin1 Date 2019/08/08 Hit 122
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The grand Taekwondo festival, the 2019 PyeongChang World Taekwondo Handmang (henceforth referred to as the Hanmadang opened in PyeongChang, for 5 days from July 26 (Fri).

 

The opening ceremony started on July 26(Fri) at Youngpyong-Dome 4pm and Choi Young Ryul of acting president of Kukkiwon, Choi Chang Sin of President of the Korea Taekwondo Association, Han Wang Kee of Mayor of Pyeongchang County, and Shin Jun Taek of Gang Won-do Sports Council, Yeom Dong Yeol of Member of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee of the National Assembly, and the executives and staff members of Taekwondo-related organizations, Taekwondo grandmasters, and officials in the Taekwondo and sports communities are attended the ceremony.

 

Acting President of Kukkiwon Choi Young Ryul stated that this World Taekwondo Hanmadang being held in PyungChang, the city of peace, is more meaningful than any other Hanmadang in the past. If the citizens of the world can enjoy the values possessed by Taekwondo through World Taekwondo Hanmadang, rather than just recognizing it simply as an Olympic sport, Taekwondo will develop beyond our imagination, and if we work hard together, then Taekwondo would leap as the worlds top martial art and sport.

 

Mayor of Pyeongchang County of Han Wan Kee said that welcome to domestic and overseas Taekwondo practitioners visiting the 2019 PyeongChang World Taekwondo Hanmadang held in PyeongChang. PyeonChang here in Daegwallyeong-myeon is one of the best summer retreat places in Korea, and the center of all-season sports tourism visited by sports enthusiasts and numerous off-season training teams throughout the country.

 

Shin Jun Taek of Gang Won-do Sports Council on behalf of the Choi Moon Soon of Govener of the Gangwon Province mentioned I would like to sincerely congratulate the opening of 2019 PyeongChang World Taekwondo Hanmadang, sports is the most effective tool to overcome disconnection and disharmony. This event would serve as an opportunity for all of you to share together diverse experiences in Taekwondo, which carries the aforementioned significance.

 

In addition, Member of the Culture, Sports and Tourisem Committee of the National Assembly of Yeom Dong Yeol stated Taekwondo is the soul and pride of our people. As such, in order to develop Taekwondo even further and raise the pride and honor as the originator of Taekwondo, the rold of all of you Taekwondo practitioners is all the more important.

 

The opening ceremony heated up with a variety of events, such as 57 participating nation flags, large plane performance using drones, the entry of this years Hanmadang mascot Taeoni with pickets of the participating countries, and other colorful events.

Also, celebration events were presented music band with cheerleader, musical gala show with musical actor Shin In Sun.

The congratulatory performances raised the festive spirit with a Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team.

 

They performed about 20 minutes for under the theme of Gil-Pong which means Taekwondo spirit is spreading to the world on a good wind, making the unifying the world with Taekwondo.

 

Hanmadang will be held for 5 days from July 26(Fri) to 30(Tue), with a total of 4,798 Taekwondo family members from 57 countries taking part in 59 entires in 12 events.

There will be Individual Power Braking(Fist Breaking, Knife Hand Breaking, Side/Back Kick Breaking) All-round Breaking Record Contest(High Jump Kick Breaking, Speed Breaking) Authorized Poomsae Team Competition Group Authorized Poomsae events on second day of 27(Sat).

 

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