All posts tagged "taekwondo"

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    Taekwondo gold medalist becomes cop

    By Kim Bo-eun Former taekwondo gold medalist is starting the second chapter of her life as a police officer. Kim Seung-hee, 28, became one of the former or competing athletes hired as martial arts specialist police officers...

    • Posted February 21, 2016
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    WTF? World Taekwondo Federation decides to change its name

    The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has decided to take on a new acronym and unofficial name for marketing purposes. The rebranding is to distance the sport from the social media shorthand of the vulgar slang synonymous to...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • catharina
    Miss World Brazil named PR ambassador for taekwondo

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The 2015 Miss World Brazil has been named the goodwill ambassador of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), the body governing the traditional Korean martial art said Wednesday. Catharina Choi Nunes, who is half Korean,...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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  • KCCLA kicks off taekwondo program with LAUSD

    The Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles will kick off a 10-week taekwondo program this week in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond the Bell program. According to the center, approximately 2,000 students from...

    • Posted August 31, 2015
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  • Nia Sanchez (Yonhap)
    American beauty queen named world taekwondo ambassador

    (PHOTO NEWS) — American beauty queen Nia Sanchez, 25, shows off a high kick posture after being named a global taekwondo ambassador by the Seoul-based World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) on July 27, 2015. The 2014 Miss USA...

    • Posted July 27, 2015
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  • Woosuk University named Thailand taekwondo director Choi Young-seok, left, and K-pop star Kahi, right, as visiting professors of the school's taekwondo department Thursday. (Yonhap)
    K-pop star Kahi named visiting professor of college taekwondo department

    Kahi, a former member of K-pop girl group After School, was named a visiting professor of the taekwondo department at Wooksuk University Thursday, Yonhap reported. According to the university, Kahi has given a series of lectures about...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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  • The Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA) is under suspicion of rigging the results by coercing referees to make favorable decisions for the selected players during national team tryouts.  (Photo - courtesy of WTF)
    Police raids Taekwondo body over alleged match-fixing

    (Yonhap) — Police in Korea on Friday raided the office of the taekwondo governing body as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations that it had fixed matches to benefit selected players. The Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA)...

    • Posted March 6, 2014
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