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Taekwondo, the most representative of Korean martial arts, is a sport that emphasizes a sense of morality, humility, and respect for one’s opponent. It has become a globally-recognized sport through which practitioners can improve both their physical ability and mental strength. This martial art requires no specific weapons and teaches practitioners techniques for both defense and offense without using weapons.

Namsangol Hanok Village Taekwondo Experience Program
International visitors hoping to experience this time-honored tradition are encouraged to check out the Namsangol Hanok Village Taekwondo experience program run by the Seoul City Government.

Taking place at the Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul, this program is an hour-long class in which participants can learn the basic Taekwondo techniques, practice self-defense, and break wooden boards in a fun and easy format. The program schedule may vary slightly from year to year. For 2013, the classes are run three times a day every day (except Tuesdays) from May 3 through November 3. Those who would like to participate in the Taekwondo program must make a reservation in advance by calling the number below or registering online. Classes may be cancelled if there are less than 5 participants for any given time slot. Each class is limited to a maximum of 40 participants. At the end of the program, participants get a commemorative photos and a certificate of completion from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters).

Taekwondo Experience Program


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