3 weeks to go for the first ever WT Hanmadang in Europe
World Taekwondo Europe (WTE) will organize its first “Hanmadang”. The word hanmadang literally means festival, and are generally sponsored by the Kukkiwon, always held in Korea and lasting about a week.
The first ever Hanmadang in Europe will take place in the capital of Greece, Athens, between October 22 and 28, three weeks from now.
The event will take place thanks to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by WTE and the Kukkiwon last March at the World Taekwondo headquarters in Seoul.
The Kukkiwon is the official taekwondo governing organisation set-up by the country’s Government.
At the time of the MoU’s signing, the Kukkiwon said they wanted to “spread out the function of martial arts through Hanmadang which could attract the whole of taekwondo such as self-defence, jump-kicking, taekwondo aerobics and so on”.
Officials have now visited the WTE headquarters in Athens to discuss the festival and visit potential locations.
“The first European Kukkiwon Taekwondo Hanmadang 2018 will host and present the genuine taekwondo spirit, highlight its skills and techniques, attracting people from within and outside Europe,” a WTE statement said.
“Spectators will have the chance to watch a taekwondo show of unparallel excellence, within a holistic demonstration of the taekwondo tradition worldwide.”
Source: WTM and Insidethegames