The academy which has produced world's Taekwondo leaders was founded in 1983.
The World Taekwondo Academy has been nurturing physically, mentally and socially excellent people in order to spread the traditional Taekwondo spirit and skill.
The World Taekwondo Hanmadang, which shows the essentials of the martial art such as breaking, self-defense and Poomsae, is a contest held by Kukkiwon every year.
In 1992, the World Taekwondo Hanmadang opened its first contest that brought together Taekwondo practitioners from all over the world.
It was the perfect venue to present genuine martial arts spirit and highlight the skills and techniques of Taekwondo.
Since then, it has been recognized as the leading international competition on the various Taekwondo techniques. It is global citizens' proudest possession and highly valued Taekwondo tradition worldwide.
The World Taekwondo Hanmadang introduces the cultural superiority of Taekwondo and promotes the martial art as a valuable Korean culture.
The World Taekwondo Hanmadang is a festival for Taekwondo practitioners from around the world who may not be professional players but amateurs enjoying Taekwondo. Taekwondo is flourishing as a cultural and tourism resource, contributing to the Korean wave which brings people from around the world to visit Korea and Kukkiwon by this event.
Taekwondo trainees more than 5,000 from about 50 countries participate in this event every year. They shows their varied superior Taekwondo skills, such as breaking, self defense and Taekwon Aerobics.
The World Taekwondo Hanmadang is considered as the world's top Taekwondo festival today.
nd Kukkiwon has been holding the World Taekwondo Demonstration Contests for the purpose of fostering and supporting demonstration performances as well as creating new demonstration skills and performance paradigms for the purpose