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Yayha Al-Ghoutani Becomes THF’s Second Black Belt

AMMAN, Jordan (Oct. 6, 2018) – 15-year-old Yahya Basam Al-Ghoutani, a Syrian refugee living in Azraq Refugee Camp obtained his black belt this Saturday 6th of October becoming the second participant of all THF’s academies worldwide to ever reach this level after his good friend Wael Al-Farraj obtained his 1st-dan in December 2017.     […]

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Rwanda academy sees gold with Parfait, Para-Taekwondo Champion

MAHAMA and KIZIBA, Rwanda (October 9, 2018) – A Para-Taekwondo refugee athlete from Mahama won gold at the Korean Ambassador’s Cup 6th Edition 2018 in Kigali. Early October also marks the resuming of THF’s taekwondo activities in Mahama and Kiziba Refugee Camps. The THF’s project which was launched in January 2017  in Rwanda, is based in […]

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Yalla Salam, Korea Foundation’s Team Visit to Azraq Academy

AMMAN, Jordan (September 26th, 2018) – A team of four Korean students majoring in Arabic interpretation and translation at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea funded by the Korean Foundation organised a visit to approximately 60 to 70 children aged between 8 and 15, participating at THF’s Azraq Taekwondo Academy. The cultural experience […]

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A new Taekwondo Academy debuts in Niger

In continuation of its mission to share the benefits of taekwondo and its philosophy to empower refugees and displaced persons, THF celebrates the launch of its latest project in Diffa region, Niger where operations have officially begun early September 2018. The project is the fruit of a collaboration between the Foundation and the Niger National […]

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“Everyone can do something at their own level!”

MELBOURNE, Australia (July 18, 2018) – A local taekwondo school in Melbourne, Australia, organised a small yet very successful fundraising event in support of THF. Under the leadership of the school’s director, Ms. Linda Pace, parents, friends and students of White Studio Taekwondo school raised more than 2’000 AUD to the benefits of the Foundation’s […]

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2018 Jeju World Peace Walkathon Wraps Up in Great Success

JEJU, Korea (July 17, 2018) – The 2018 Jeju World Peace Walkathon was concluded in a resounding success on the “World Peace Island” of Jeju on July 17, 2018. The inaugural charity walking event, which was held at the Jeju Seaside Art Center in Jeju City, was jointly promoted by World Taekwondo and GCS International, […]

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THF student wins gold at international taekwondo tournament

AMMAN, Jordan (July 8, 2018) –  H.H. Prince Rashid bin Hassan, President of the Jordan Taekwondo Federation closed the El Hassan Cup International G1, a World Taekwondo officially ranked competition, in which a refugee team from THF Azraq Academy in Jordan participated (read also here). More than 1’200 players from 30 countries competed in the […]

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THF to send first ever refugee team to taekwondo G1 tournament

AMMAN, Jordan (July 5, 2018) – THF will send a refugee team from the Azraq Taekwondo Academy to participate in the upcoming 2018 El Hassan Cup International Open G1. Nine students from the academy, of which 2 girls, will take part in the competition which will be held from the 5th to the 8th of […]

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Rome becomes THF Ambassador City

Rome becomes Ambassador City for THF

ROME (May 30, 2018) – The Municipality of Rome and the Italian Taekwondo Federation (FITA) have decided to join forces with THF to work together on engaging refugees and vulnerable populations in the local community through taekwondo activities. The City of Rome was also attributed the special role of ‘THF Ambassador City’, following in the […]

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Taekwondo demonstration team performs in front of Pope Francis

Vatican City (May 30, 2018) – Pope Francis attended on Wednesday, during his weekly general audience on St. Peter’s Square, a taekwondo exhibition held by ten young Koreans, boys and girls, from the two Koreas. On the notes of Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria, five athletes dressed in black kimonos and five others dressed in white […]

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