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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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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