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KMU Selected ‘2023 Taekwondo Promotion Project for Foreigners in Korea’


KMU announced on the October 7th that it has been selected as an outstanding educational institution for the 'Taekwondo Promotion Project for Foreigners in Korea,-'. This competition was organized by the World Taekwondo Headquarters and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea National Sport University.  


On the '2023 Taekwondo Day for Foreigners in Korea' held at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Center on the last day of October, KMU was selected as an outstanding educational institution among 47 participating organizations. The event was attended by about 400 people, including Jeon Gap-gil, the Director of the World Taekwondo Headquarters, Lee Dong-seop, the President of the World Taekwondo Headquarters, Kim Mun-ok, the Chairman of the Korean Taekwondo Cultural Association for Foreigners, Paul Duclaud, the Peruvian Ambassador to Korea, Sara Solis, the Guatemalan Ambassador to Korea, Kirom Salohiddin Amliddinzoda, the Tajikistan Ambassador to Korea, U.S. Forces in Korea, and foreign exchange students. 


Since 1999, KMU has been offering Taekwondo cultural courses for foreign exchange students, conducting classes once a week for two hours. Starting from the second semester of the 2023 academic year, through the 'Taekwondo Promotion Project for Foreigners in Korea,' the university has selected 50 foreign exchange students to participate. They undergo training at the Taekwondo Center three times a week, with two hours of instruction each day after regular classes. The program includes practice in patterns, self-defense techniques, sparring, and provides education on basic Taekwondo movements and etiquette. On weekends, students explore tourist attractions and cultural sites in Daegu and the surrounding Gyeongbuk region, fostering an understanding of Korean culture, facilitating quick adaptation to school life, and promoting communication among students.