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THF concludes 2017 first semester with IOC President’s support

“Success always needs to take responsibility”, declared IOC President Thomas Bach at the last meeting of the THF Board of Trustees, which took place on June 30 at the occasion of the World Taekwondo Championships 2017 in Muju, South Korea. Honouring the THF Board with his presence, IOC President saluted Dr. Chungwon Choue’s and World Taekwondo’s […]

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WTF & THF to Support Taekwondo Programs for Refugees in Djibouti

DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti (May 12, 2017) – THF Chairman & WTF President Chungwon Choue visited the Markazi Refugee Camp in Obock, Djibouti on May 12 on a reconnaissance to see how taekwondo can assist the 1,500 Yemenese refugees resident there. He was accompanied by Fardouza Moussa, President of the Djibouti Taekwondo Federation, Ahmed Ali Mohamed, […]

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Coach Jae-Hyun Yoo

Meet our Azraq Taekwondo Academy international coach Jae-Hyun Yoo

Some taekwondo instructors teach fitness and self-defense in local dojangs. Some teach sportive techniques in schools and universities. And a select few focus on elite competition methods as they coach local, regional or national teams. Jae-Hyun Yoo, however, has taken a different path. “In my opinion, the most important element for my students is self-confidence,” […]

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Celebrating Universality of Taekwondo on International Day of Sport for Peace and Development

AARHUS, Denmark (April 6, 2017) – The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) and Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) on the International Day of Sport for Peace and Development (IDSDP) invited delegates at the SportAccord Convention 2017 to practice their taekwondo skills and show that people of all ages and genders can enjoy the benefits of taekwondo. Delegates […]

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Kiziba Taekwondo Academy

The Kiziba Taekwondo Academy is now open!

Delegates from the THF and the Rwanda Taekwondo Federation (RTF) made a visit to the Kiziba Refugee Camp on March 30, 2017 to officially launch the latest THF pilot project, the Kiziba Taekwondo Academy, operated in collaboration with RTF. Received by UNHCR Rwanda, the delegation first made a home visit of one refugee family household […]

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IDSDP at the UN with Jade Jones and Skylar Park

Taekwondo Helps UN Celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

NEW YORK, United States (March 28, 2017) – Staff at the United Nations Headquarters today tried out taekwondo as the combat sport was presented to the world body in a wide-ranging demonstration and seminar as part of a celebratory event for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace or IDSDP. The event was […]

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Prince of Fujairah Donates USD100,000 for Taekwondo Programs to Empower Refugees

FUJAIRAH, UAE (Feb. 23, 2017) – At the opening ceremony of the 5th Fujairah Open Taekwondo Championships today, the Crown Prince of Fujairah donated USD 100,000 to taekwondo charity programs for refugees. “The growth of refugee numbers globally is one of the greatest crises facing humanity today,” H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi told […]

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kiziba

Taekwondo debuts at Kiziba Refugee Camp, Rwanda

Continuing its sustained efforts to bring the benefits of taekwondo to refugees and displaced persons, the THF started a new pilot project in Rwanda, with a first visit to Kiziba Refugee Camp, a camp established in 1996 and located about 15 kilometers outside Kibuye town in Karongi district, in the western province of Rwanda. THF’s […]

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Rahele Asemani

‘Impossible is Possible,’ says Ex-Refugee Olympian

Every Olympic athlete’s road is long and hard – but Raheleh Asemani’s was longer and harder than most. In fact, for a time, it looked as if her Rio dreams would be shattered on the rocks of nationality. The Iranian-born Asemani fled her native land for Belgium in 2012. The refugee arrived in Belgium on […]

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THF, City of Paris & FFTDA sign agreement

THF and the City of Paris signed Common Agreement

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), the City of Paris and the French Taekwondo Federation (FFTDA) signed a Common Agreement on the 29th of January on the occasion of the 25th World Men’s Handball Championships in Paris, France. The agreement was signed by Dr. Chungwon Choue, President of WTF and THF, Mrs. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of […]

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