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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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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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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 www.thfaid.org. 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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