International Peace Day

THF Celebrates International Day of Peace

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation today celebrated the 35th anniversary of U.N. International Day of Peace and reiterated the important role that taekwondo can play in promoting peace around the world. Last year, on the International Day of Peace, WTF President Chungwon Choue, announced the launch of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) in his address at […]

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Nine-year-old Syrian refugee Solaf draws with coloured pens at the caravan where she lives with her brother and parents at Azraq refugee camp. ; Nine-year-old Syrian refugee Solaf, became interested in Taekwondo after watching some children with white robes walk at the camp. Solaf practices Taekwondo to learn how to defend herself when her brother is not around. Photo credit: © UNHCR/Annie Sakkab

Meet Solaf from Syria

Solaf, 9 years old: “My name is Solaf and I’m from Bosra in Syria. I remember my house there. It was big with a brown door. There was a garden outside with olive trees, lemon trees, orange trees and apple trees. We planted basil, thyme, chamomile, parsley, eggplants and potatoes. A missile hit our roof […]

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WTF-Global Civi Sharing sign MOU

WTF Signs MOU with Global Civic Sharing

The World Taekwondo Federation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Global Civic Sharing (GCS) on the promotion of taekwondo at refugee camps around the world. The agreement, which took place at the WTF headquarters in downtown Seoul, Korea on July 27, 2016, was inked by WTF President Chungwon Choue and Myungkwang Park, chairman of […]

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Tunisian Taekwondo Cadets visiting WTF Headquarters

Tunisian Taekwondo Cadets Vow to Donate to THF

A group of Tunisian taekwondo cadets on a tour of Korea made huge financial sacrifices to fund their trip, but say that despite their personal shortage of money, they want to donate to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation.

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Yellow belt ceremony at the Azraq camp Taekwondo Academy in Jordan

Global Taekwondo Family urged to visit new THF website

The website of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, or THF, went online today, offering taekwondo athletes, coaches, teams and fans from around the world the opportunity to do good. The website address is It provides information on the THF mission, establishment and operational guidelines; details on the foundation’s organization and contact points, and reports from ongoing pilot projects already underway in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Turkey, and in earthquake-devastated regions of Nepal.

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The 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference logo

THF on Program of UN NGO Conference

A new NGO was presented to the recent United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-governmental Organization Conference in Gyeongju, Korea: The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, or THF.

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THF Athlete Ambassador Raheleh Asemani

WTF Appoints WTF and THF Athlete Ambassadors

MONTREUX, Switzerland (May 19, 2016) – During the opening ceremony of the European Taekwondo Championships which is held on May 19 – 24 at Salle omnisports du Pierrier in Montreaux, Switzerland, a number of athletes were honored with appointments as WTF and Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) Ambassadors.   WTF President Chungwon Choue awards THF Athlete […]

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THF first Board Meeting - May 19, 2016

THF Holds 1st Board of Trustees Meeting

The newly established Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) held its first Board of Trustees meeting here today, electing officers to the charitable body. Dr. Chungwon Choue, president of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), will act as president of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation. French national Roger Piarulli, a former president of the French Taekwondo Federation, was selected […]

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