Taekwondo, the martial art for everyone!

Taekwondo is Korea’s traditional martial
art and sport.

What if Taekwondo becomes a part of PE classes worldwide?

What is Taekwondo?

Taekwondo (태권도) is a popular Korean martial art and a global sport. Over the course of its 5000 years of history, Korea has developed many different forms of martial arts. Among martial arts developed in Korea, Taekwondo is the modernized version. It became an Olympic sport in 1988 and is now a global sport that 80 million people around the world practice.

Taekwondo Around the World

In the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Taekwondo became one of the official Olympic sports. Consequently, Korean became the official language of the Olympic Games alongside English, French, and Japanese. Now, Taekwondo is practiced in more than 203 countries by over 80 million practitioners.

What is this campaign?

This campaign aims to bring Taekwondo into the official PE subject of schools worldwide. We hope to spread the benefits Taekwondo has on youth.

Furthermore, we hope Taekwondo students can know much more about Korea, the home country of Taekwondo, by learning Korean culture and history at Taekwondo kwans.