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by globalizing it since its foundation 1972.

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Chronology

  • 2017
    • Jan.19 Held course for supervisors, test enforcement managers, and examiners
    • Feb.02 Held course for military and police examiners
    • Feb.11 Held appointment ceremony and workshop for 2017 Kukkiwon Examiner Course
    • Apr. 06 Held maintenance education for Taekwondo Masters dispatched overseas by Kukkiwon
    • May.10 Held a welcoming luncheon event for the general assembly of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
    • Jun.01 World Taekwondo Academy (WTA) relocated to Muju
    • Jun.28 First visit by the ITF Demonstration Team to Kukkiwon
    • Jun.29 Kukkiwon President OH Hyundeuk awarded the ‘2017 INAK Social Contribution Award’
    • Jul.06 Appointed IOC Member Seungmin Ryu as Kukkiwon Promotional Ambassador
    • Jul.07 Unveiled ‘The Great Taekwondo’ regular Taekwondo performance
    • Jul.20 Kukkiwon President OH Hyundeuk awarded the Human Leader Award
    • Jul.29 ? Aug.02 Held the 2017 World Taekwondo Hanmdang (in Anyang)
    • Aug.02 Held the Seoul Global Taekwondo Leaders Forum 2017
    • Aug.28 Taekwondo Journal of Kukkiwon selected as registered academic journal by NRF
    • Oct.28 Held the 2017 Kimunyong Cup International Open Taekwondo Championships
    • Nov.04 Proclaimed ‘Kukkiwon Taekwondo Day’ in North Carolina, USA
  • 2016
    • Dec.23 The 2016 Global Luxury Awards Grand Prize
    • Dec.09 The 2016 Global Leadership Awards
    • Dec.01 The 6th Korean Wave Awards
    • Nov.29 New Poomsae presentation
    • Sep.23 Kukkiwon mid-and long-term vision proclamation
    • Aug.06-07 The 2016 Seoul World Taekwondo Leaders Forum at InterContinental Hotel.
    • Aug.03-06 The 2016 World Taekwondo Hanmadang at Kukkiwon
    • Aug.01 Hong Seong Chon was appointed as Kukkiwon Chairman of the Board
    • Jun.03 OH Hyun Deuk was appointed as Kukkiwon President
    • May.26 A farewell ceremony for the President Jeong Mansoon
    • Feb.22 Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team performs 2016
      Taekwondo Performance Public Demonstration
    • Feb.18 Appointment Ceremony for the 2016 Kukkiwon Supervisor and Members of Assessment Committee
    • Feb.18 Appointment Ceremony for the members of the 2016 Technique Assessment Committee
    • Feb.01 Appointment Ceremony for the 2016 Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team (86 people)
    • Jan.28 A class was held for the members of the 2016 Kukkiwon Assessment Committee of Poom & Dan Promotion Test
    • Jan.01 Kukkiwon Homepage Chinese service open
  • 2015
    • Dec.18 Cultural Awards(Sports) from Seoul Metropolitan Government
    • Dec.15 The 2015 Global Leadership Awards
    • Dec.01 Kukkiwon was launched an exhibition on the Google Cultural Institute
    • Oct.30 The 2015 Seoul World Taekwondo Leaders Forum
    • Oct.17 Kukkiwon signed MOU with Joseon Sori bom Character Education Institute
    • Oct.17 Kukkiwon signed MOU with KORAIL
    • Sep.05 The 2015 Foreigners Taekwondo Exhibition/Fringe Festival
    • Sep.04 The 2015 3rd High Dan promotion test
    • Sep.01 Mayor Derek R. Corrigan of Burnaby, Canada visited the Kukkiwon.
      Delivered the proclamation of the establishment of ‘Taekwondo Kukkiwon Day’
      as August 8 (Proclaimed on August 24)
    • Aug.31-
      Oct.08
      The 2015 Taekwondo education of developing country
    • Aug.28 The 2015 Kukkiwon Taekwondo “Great Taekwondo” regular performance opening ceremony
    • Aug.15 Dokdo Taekwondo Performance (Dokdo Island)
    • Aug.14 Dokdo Taekwondo Performance Eve Celebration (Dodong Park in Ulleungdo Island)
    • Aug.11 The funeral ceremony of the late Lee Chong Woo (the first Taekwondo Funeral Service)
    • Jul.30-
      Aug.02
      The 2015 World Taekwondo Hanmadang
    • Jul.03 Taekwondo Journal of Kukkiwon selected as a candidate of registered journal by the Korea Research Foundation
    • Feb.06 Kukkiwon was selected Future Heritage
  • 2014
    • Dec.17 Kukkiwon Research Institute of Taekwondo research results presentation
    • Oct.27-
      Dec.05
      The 2014 Taekwondo education of developing country
    • Aug.21-24 The 2014 World Taekwondo Hanmadang at Pohang City
    • Aug.18-20 The 2014 Research Result Announcement by Kukkiwon
      Research Institute of Taekwondo
    • July.22 Kim Hyunsung was appointed as president of WTA
    • July.15-19 The 36thInternational(Foreigner) Taekwondo Master
      Education was conducted at Taekwondowon, 107 people from
      41 countries have completed the education
    • June.15-
      Nov.14
      The 2014 Taekwondo Masters invitational
      training program was conducted, 12 people from 12 countries
    • June.11-15 The 32ndInternational(Foreigner) Taekwondo 1, 2, 3 class Master
      Education was conducted, 75 people from Lima, Peru participated
    • June.12 Kukkiwon Taekwondo Digital Encylopedia Open
    • May.03 The opening of Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team’s
      Namsangol Hanok Village Regular Performance
    • Feb.27 Taekwondo Technique Countil was appointed
    • Feb.24 Renewed Homepage and Mobile Web
    • Feb.21 WTA meeting for relocation of Kukkiwon
    • Feb.20 OH Hyun Deuk was appointed as Kukkiwon Vice President
    • Feb.06 Jeong Mansoon was appointed as Kukkiwon President
    • Feb.05 Taekwondo Training Class at Taekwondowon
  • 2013
    • Oct.27 Lee Kyuhyung was appointed as Kukkiwon president
    • Spe.04 The 2013 Taekwondo Day
    • Aug.28 The 2013 World Taekwondo Hanmadang at Daejeon City
    • June.17 Hong Moonjong was appointed as Kukkiwon Chairman of the Board
    • May.26 Kukkiwon Special Corporation of the 2nd Board of Director
    • Mar.15 Appointed ‘Kukkiwon Street’
  • 2012
    • Nov.28 Launched Kukkiwon Smartphone Application(English)
    • Nov.17 The 2012 Kukkiwon Dojang Invigoration Seminar
    • Sep.04 The 2012 Taekwondo Day
    • Sep.03 The 2012 Seoul World Taekwondo Leaders Forum
    • Aug.28 The 2012 World Taekwondo Hanmadang
    • Jun.30 Taekwondo Journal of Kukkiwon Vol. 3, No. 1 was published
    • Jun.01 MOU contract with the 3RD R.O.K Army
      The 2012 Taekwondo Friendship Training Program
    • May.15 Kukkiwon Labor Union was established
    • Feb.13 Taekwondo Textbook was published
  • 2011
    • Dec.28 Kukkiwon Smartphone Application was launched
    • Dec.12 MOU Contract with the National for Korean Traditional Performing Arts
    • Dec.08 WTA Education Program Public Hearing was held
    • Nov.30 Taekwondo Journal of Kukkiwon Vol. 2, No. 2
    • Sep.30 Donation Organization was designated
    • Sep.21 MOU contract with The Presidential Council on Nation Branding
    • Aug.10 Aug.01 The 2011 World Taekwondo Hanmadang
    • Jun.01 The 2011 Taekwondo Friendship Training Program
    • May.26 Held 'TKK WIN-WIN-WIN 2020'
    • Feb.08 Proclaimed ‘Kukkiwon Day’(U.S.A)
  • 2010
    • Dec.16 The 2010 Kukkiwon Research Institute of Taekwondo Symposium
    • Dec.09 Presented KMS Homepage
    • Dec.08 The 2010 World Taekwondo Hanmadang
      Launched Kukkiwon New CI
    • Nov.30 Published Taekwondo Journal of Kukkiwon Vo.1, No. 1
    • Jun.13 The 2010 Taekwondo Friendship Training Program
    • Jun.04 Kang Won Sik appointed as Kukkiwon president
    • May.26 Changed from Foundation Corporation to Special Corporation
    • May.20 Kim Joo Hoon appointed as Chairman of Board
    • Feb.23 Park Chang Dal appointed as 11th Chairman of Board
    • Jan.06 Lee Seung Wan appointed as Kukkiwon President
  • 2009
    • 12.22 The 1st Taekwondo Demonstration Contest
    • Dec.10 Mr. Lee, Seung Wan became the 10th Chairman of Kukkiwon
    • Sep.03 The 1st Seoul World Taekwondo Leaders Forum
    • Aug.12-15 World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2006(In DangJin)
    • Jan.01 Korea government/ Kukkkiwon Dispatch Taekwondo Instructor
    • Jun.01 -
      Sep.30
      Taekwondo Friendship Training Program
  • 2008
    • Jul.17-20 World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2006
      (Anaheim Convention Center In U.S.A)
    • Mar-Dec Taekwondo Experience Program for foreigners/Taekwondo Culture Performance
  • 2007
    • Nov.01-04 World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2006 (In Suwon)
    • Mar-Dec Taekwondo Experience Program for foreigners/Taekwondo Culture Performance
  • 2006
    • Nov.30 Seminar 'The History and Spirit of Taekwondo'
    • Nov.01-04 World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2006 (In Muju county)
    • Apr.03 Establishment of Research Institute of Taekwondo
    • Apr.01 Renewal of Homepage
  • 2005
    • Nov.01-04 World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2005
    • Oct.01 Establishment of New CI of KUKKIWON
    • Apr.29 The first publication of 'Taekwondo People'
  • 2004
    • Nov.04-07 The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2004
    • Mar.02 Uhm, Woon Kyu was elected as the 9th President of Kukkiwon
  • 2003
    • Nov.28-29 The 1st World Taekwondo Muye Championships
    • Nov.26-27 The 11th Taekwondo Hanmadang
  • 2001
    • Dec.04 Homepage for Kukkiwon opened (English)
    • Nov.13-15 The 10th Taekwondo Hanmadang
    • Feb.22 Visits of the members of IOC
    • Feb.20 Homepage for Kukkiwon opened (Korea)
  • 2000
    • Dec.13-15 The 9th Taekwondo Hanmadang
    • Apr.03 Taekwondo Performance event for celebrating the participation at Sydney Olympics
  • 1999
    • Dec.16 The 8th Taekwondo Hanmadang
  • 1997
    • Nov.30 Publication of a commemorative book on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Kukkiwon
    • Jun.13-15 The 1st Un Yong Kim Cup International Taekwondo Championships
  • 1996
    • Nov.01-04 Taekwondo selected as an item representing Korean culture
    • Mar. - Dec. Adopting the Information System for more efficient business operation
  • 1995
    • Sep.20 Publication of English version of Taekwondo Textbook
    • Sep.04 Ceremony of unveiling the monument for celebrating that Taekwondo was selectedas an official event at Sydney 2000 Olympics
  • 1994
    • Sep.05 Taekwondo selected as an official event at Olympics 103rd IOC General Session (Paris)
  • 1992
    • Nov.30 The 20th anniversary of Kukkiwon and its publication
  • 1991
    • Nov.30 The 19th anniversary of Kukkiwon and the opening ceremony of Taekwondo Memorial Hall
    • May.14 -
      Jun.13
      Extension work for the Memorial Hall
  • 1988
    • Nov.09 Formation of Ad Hoc Committee on Dan Certification
    • Sep.17 Exhibition event at '88 Seoul Olympics and Taekwondo exhibition at the Opening Ceremony
    • Jul.01 Computerized issuing of "Poom" and "Dan" certificates
    • Jan.01 Take over the overseas business from WTF
  • 1987
    • Nov.30 Publication of a commemorative book on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Kukkiwon
    • Nov.30 Publication of updated Taekwondo Textbook
  • 1986
    • Sep.18 Awarded honorary 10th Dan to the President of IOC
  • 1985
    • Jun.01 Computerizing system for recording and reference of Dan Certification
  • 1984
    • Aug.16 Establishment of a monument for the World Taekwondo Championships
  • 1982
    • Nov.30 Publication of a commemorative book on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Kukkiwon
    • Nov.30 Designated as an official training institute for Taekwondo from the Korean government
    • Oct.09 The president of IOC visits to Kukkiwon
    • Sep.01 Opening of Taekwondo Academy
    • Feb.16 Transfer of Overseas Business to WTF
    • Feb.05 Taekwondo was selected as an exhibition event at the '88 Seou Olympics
  • 1981
    • Dec.09 Taekwondo was selected as an official event at the Asian Games 1986
    • Aug.08 Registration of Kukkiwon Mark with the Office of Korean Patent Administration and its announcement
    • Mar.18 Publication of WTF Newsletter
  • 1980
    • Jun.10 Implementation of Taekwondo Instructors Training Education (From 28th session)
  • 1978
    • Sep.10 Establishment of Asian Taekwondo Union
    • Aug.07 Integration of Taekwondo "Kwan"
    • Jun.30-01 Pre-World Games
  • 1976
    • Feb.01 Establishment of Kukkiwon mark
  • 1975
    • Aug.28-31 The second World Taekwondo Championship
    • Aug.20 Completion of octagonal pavillion
    • Feb.14 Change the name of "Dan" to "Poom" for under 15 years old effective from March 1, 1975
  • 1974
    • Oct.18-20 The first Asia Taekwondo Championships
    • Sep.06 Foundation of Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team
    • Sep.02 Framework-raising ceremony of main gate
    • Aug.07 Registration of Kukkiwon and establishment of the articles of foundation
  • 1973
    • May.28 Establishment of World Taekwondo Federation
    • May.25 May.27 _ The first World Taekwondo Championships
    • Apr.05 Hold the first national promotion test for high grade Dan holders
    • Feb.24 Publication of "Taekwondo manual"
    • Feb.06 Named "Kukkiwon"
  • 1972
    • Nov.30 The ceremony for the completion of Kukkiwon
    • Mar.01 Enactment of Regulations
  • 1971
    • Nov.19 Ground-breaking ceremony of Kukkiwon