News of a Korean Taekwondo tour in England:
The Korean National University of Sport: Taekwondo Demonstration Team,
UK Tour – Bringing the best of Taekwondo to the UK’s Olympic hopefuls
Date: September 14th – 20th, 2009-09-04
Location: London and five cities in the UK
Presented by: The Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism
Hosted by: Korean Cultural Centre UK
Demonstration team: Korean National University of Sport
Taekwondo Demonstration Team
The Taekwondo Demonstration Team from the Korean National University of Sport will be touring six cities in the UK. They will work with Taekwondo clubs around the country to develop global talent ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Taekwondo has been an official Olympic sport since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and is currently the most popular martial art in the world. There has been growing interest in Taekwondo in the UK with Sarah Stevenson winning the Bronze medal in her weight category at the Beijing Olympic Games.
The Global Talent Development Tour is the first of its kind in the UK and it will provide a golden opportunity for aspiring Taekwondo Olympians in the UK. The tour will kick off in London, and tickets are available for this event. The rest of the workshops will be free of charge but will require registration in advance. The Taekwondo Demonstration Team from Korea will be working closely with participants to provide tips on improving technique and form.
A detailed schedule of the tour can be found below.
- MONDAY September 14th, 7.00 -10.00pm: Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, London, N15 4JA.
- WEDSNESDAY, September 16th, 6.30 -8.30pm: Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN
- THURSDAY, September 17th, 7.00 -10.00pm: Littledown Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth, BH7 7DX
- FRIDAY, September 18th, 6.30 – 9.00pm: Old Trafford Community Centre, Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M169AX
- SATURDAY, September 19th: Doncaster (venue tba)
- SUNDAY, September 20th, 10.00am-1.00pm: K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ