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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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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Baku GP Final White Cards for Peace

Global Taekwondo Champs hold up ‘White Cards for Peace’

BAKU, Azerbaijan (Dec. 10, 2016) – The World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final 2016, held in this city on the Caspian Sea concluded with a powerful message of support for the “Peace Through Sport” movement: all medallists held up white cards on the podium. The white card is a symbolic gesture of commitment to peace efforts […]

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Huamin pledges USD 600000 to THF

Chinese Charity pledges USD 600,000 to Establish Refugee Taekwondo Academies

SEOUL, Korea (Dec. 5, 2016) – China’s Huamin Charity Foundation has committed to donate USD600,000 to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, or THF, and the World Taekwondo Federation, or WTF, to establish taekwondo academies for refugee children. The money will be used to establish purpose-built taekwondo facilities in Jordan, Rwanda and Ethiopia over the next three […]

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Peace & Sport signs MOU with THF and WTF

THF, WTF and Peace and Sport Sign Partnership Agreement

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF), the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), and Peace and Sport (P&S) have signed an agreement to join forces to promote taekwondo as a tool for social development. The memorandum of understanding was signed by WTF and THF President Chungwon Choue, and by P&S President Joel Bouzou. It has a duration of […]

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