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Meet Asif Sabah, THF Azraq Academy’s local coach

Asif Sabah was born in Zaraq, Jordan, in 1969. The Jordanian native took up Taekwondo at the age of 19 and started teaching the martial art in 2002. Asif is also a trained taekwondo first level referee and possesses [...]

Kiziba Taekwondo Academy concludes third trimester of activity

Since its launch in April 2017, THF’s Kiziba Taekwondo Academy has continued to increase its impact on the lives of the many young Congolese refugees who take part in training sessions every week. Noteworthy recent events include a belt [...]

World Taekwondo President attends the Inaugural Board Meeting of Olympic Refuge Foundation

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (11 December, 2017) – World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue attended the inaugural Board meeting of the newly created Olympic Refuge Foundation – an initiative of the IOC to support creating accessible and sustainable sports facilities within disadvantaged [...]

Meet Wael, THF Azraq Academy’s first black belt student

Wael Fawaz Al-Farraj was born in August 2002 in Syria, and currently lives in Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Now 15 years old, Wael has been practicing taekwondo since THF Azraq Academy first classes in the camp in April [...]

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 [...]

TAEKWONDO CLUB IN NORTH CAROLINA OPENS ITS DOORS TO REFUGEES

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 [...]

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