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The biggest in participation Taekwondo festival aiming to bring together Taekwondo practitioners from all over the world and revitalize the martial arts, was launched on Saturday 28 May, on Jeju Island, South Korea. The famous all over World Taekwondo Hanmadang festival was initiated with a spectacular opening ceremony in Halla Gymnasium in Jeju island and will last until Tuesday 31st July.

Even though the event has a solid presence in other continents, there was a general request of initiating the European edition of Hanmadang Festival, as there is a great number of active taekwondo practitioners in self-defense technique, breaking and especially poomsae, that have and are still being recognized worldwide in various competitions, aspiring to participate in such a paramount event. This is why World Taekwondo Europe was present during the opening of the 2018 Jeju World Taekwondo Hanmadang; to sum up all the information, technical aspects and know-how needed to have the event adapted to a European mega Taekwondo Hanmadang festival.

After the MoU signed between Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo Europe on 17 March 2018, the two sides decided to initiate the event in one of the most active continents of taekwondo, Europe, and everything shows that more details will be announced soon for the host city, and the exact dates and venue of the event.

The Hanmadang Festival, which is founded and promoted by Kukkiwon, usually attracts more than 5000 high taekwondo technique practitioners from more than 60 countries. The festival is a taekwondo show for young and older audiences, while it exhibits the essentials of taekwondo as a martial art and technicality. It is a holistic demonstration of the taekwondo tradition worldwide, its cultural background and a promotion of taekwondo lifestyle and its lifetime values.

Hanmadang Festival represents the perfect event to host and present the genuine taekwondo spirit, highlight the skills and its techniques, and it is certain that all European participants will excel for one more time in rankings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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