UN High Commissioner for Refugees Awarded Taekwondo Black Belt

SEOUL, Korea (Nov. 22, 2017) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees was today awarded an unusual honor: A high-level black belt in the combat sport of taekwondo. World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue awarded Filippo Grandi, who heads the UNHCR, 8th degree honorary black belt rank at WT’s Seoul headquarters on Wednesday. In fact, the […]

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A little over a year ago, Neshat Mirzaei and her husband Houman Mirzaei opened the Elite Fire Taekwondo school in the city of Raleigh, situated in the state of North Carolina, in the Southeast of the United States. As a wife and husband locally own school, in one year they have already acquired 40 students. Both […]

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On October 21, 2017, the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) signed a contract of mandate with the Turkish Taekwondo Federation (TTF) with view of partnering in the operation of a taekwondo academy in Kilis refugee camp to the benefits of Syrian refugees. The Kilis refugee camp was established in 2012 in the town of Kilis located […]

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THF academy students win gold and silver medal at local taekwondo competition

On Friday October 13, 2017, the Jordan River Taekwondo Championships took place, with many taekwondo players from all over Jordan participating. Among them, two students from THF’s Azraq refugee camp academy, Yahya Alqotany and Suliman Alahmad, also competed and won gold and silver medals. Both academy coaches, coach Asef and coach Yoo, are extremely pleased […]

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Code of Ethics for instructors and Code of Conduct for Students are Implemented in THF Projects

THF is moving forwards on important safeguards for its beneficiaries by introducing a Code of Ethics for Instructors and a Code of Conduct for Students in its projects. The Code of Ethics for instructors includes a list of fundamental principles, essential values and expected conduct which all must be followed by instructors working at THF’s […]

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Kiziba Taekwondo Academy Celebrates First 6 months of Operations

Since April 2017, the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation is running the Kiziba Taekwondo Academy together with the precious help of the Rwanda Taekwondo Federation. Now active for more than 6 months, the academy is proving to be a big success. Young members of the camp are eager to take on taekwondo as it is one of […]

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Azraq Taekwondo Academy- A Source of Hope for Syrian Refugees

Having been implemented in April 2016, the Azraq refugee camp taekwondo academy is one of THF’s oldest ongoing projects. The camp is located 90 kilometres from the Jordanian-Syrian border and currently hosts more than 32’000 refugees, victim of the Syrian civil war. The academy, run in conjunction with the World Taekwondo Cares Programme (WTCP), has […]

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THF joines #withrefugees coalition

THF joins international #WithRefugees Coalition under UNHCR’s umbrella

This summer, the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation joined over 200 organisations in an international coalition under UNHCR’s guidance, to promote tolerance and respect for people forced to flee through taekwondo. Members of UNHCR’s #WithRefugee Coalition help amplify the #WithRefugees message  by bringing together diverse organisations with a shared commitment to refugees, making it a unique and […]

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Bach supports the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation

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 proactive humanitarian stance through the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, and the Foundation's contribution to address the world refugee crisis through sport. Sport can plan a major role in today's society, and sport can be one of the tools that can have a preventive effect on war [...]

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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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