Taekwondo World Peace Festival 2017 to be Held across Korea in September

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WT President Chungwon Choue (right) poses with the OC Chairman Yang Woo Park

SEOUL, Korea (July 27, 2017) – A Taekwondo World Peace Festival including a concert, a parade, taekwondo demonstration, a forum and ceremonies will be held in Seoul and Muju from Sept. 2-4, 2017.

“Taekwondo Day” has been celebrated around the world on Sept. 4 every year since 2006, celebrating when taekwondo became an official sport in Summer Olympic Game at the 103rd IOC Session in Paris in 1994. Last year, the 2016 Taekwondo World Peace Festival was held in the prestigious City Hall Plaza in central Seoul, Korea. The event was co-organized by World Taekwondo and the Global Taekwondo Support Foundation for Peace and Unification (GTSF).

This year’s festival is a significant upgrade. It will be a three-day event that begins on Sept. 2 with a Peace Concert in Seoul. The following day, Sept, 3, will be marked with a ”World Peace Parade,” a taekwondo demonstration contest, a dynamic kicking competition and a team competition in Seoul. The final day, Sept, 4, will conclude with a “Taekwondo Day Celebration Ceremony” at Taekwondowon, in Muju, Korea.

“We will make the best Taekwondo World Peace Festival for the taekwondo family in the world,” said the Organizing Committee Chairman Yang Woo Park.

“Last year’s festival was a wonderful event and City Hall Plaza was packed,” Choue said at the event on the 27th. “The upcoming festival provides us with another chance to spread the good word about taekwondo around Korea and around the world.”

WT President Chungwon Choue speaks during the opening ceremony of the Taekwondo World Peace Festival OC Office on July 27 in Seoul, Korea

Opening ceremony of the Taekwondo World Peace Festival 2017 OC Office