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Hong, new Director of Kukkiwon's board

Hong, new Director of Kukkiwon's board

Moon-Jong Hong, Secretary General of Korea’s governing party (Saenuri) and one of the candidates of the WTF Presidential elections, has been appointed new Director of Kukkiwon’s board in the elections held today at the Headquarters of the organization, located in Seoul.
Hong has been officially designated after receiving 7 votes in favor an 5 against in the final round, beating his biggest opponent, Sinja Lim, who has finally accumulated 5 supports and 6 contrary votes.
Among the list of proposals that have lifted Hong to the top of one of the most important institutions of Taekwondo worldwide, we can highlight the following:
– Rising Kukkiwon’s budget from 14,000 million KRW (12.4 million USD) to 35,000 million KRW (31 million USD).
– Decide who the new Chairman and new officials will be without causing controversy.
Once elected new Director, Hong has appeared at Kukkiwon’s Headquarters to pronounce his first words in charge:
“I don’t know what to say. I am not the perfect person for the job, and being the new Director of the board means a big responsibility. I like Taekwondo and I am really interested in its future, but I don’t know much about that sport yet. However, I’ll soon become an athlete to act as part of it, striving to establish Kukkiwon as the ‘Mecca’ of Taekwondo worldwide”.
Regarding the upcoming WTF Presidential elections, which will take place next month in Puebla (Mexico), Hong commented: “I’ll speak with Dr Choue to avoid a collision between Koreans in the elections. To be honest, it is not easy to travel around the world as the Secretary General of the Saenuri party”. However, Hong did not confirm if he is finally going to retire from WTF Presidential race.
Stay connected to WTM to know the latest on the WTF elections.
WTM
Pau Aguilar

3 Comments

  1. Daniel Godfrey

    Welcome development. Bravo!!!

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  2. ALI MODIRI ;GM TAEKWONDO; GERMANY

    H.E. MR. MOON-JONG HONG
    PRESIDENT; KUKKIWON THE WORLD TAEKWONDO HEADQUARTERS.
    I HEREBY WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY WARMEST CONGRADULATETIONS FOR YOUR HONOUR THE NEW AND VERY IMPORTANT POSITION OF THE PRESIDENCY OF KUKKIWON. I AND OF MY STUDENTS IN ALL OVER THE WORLD WISHING YOU A GOOD HEALTH AND MORE SUCCESS IN YOUR VERY GRATE AND HARD WAY;SIR.
    VERY SINCERELY YOURS;
    ALI MODIRI
    PRESIDENT;INT’L TAEJWINDO MASTERS ACADEMY IN GERMANY.
    VICE PRESIDENT; SOUTHWEST TAEKWONDO UNION IN GERMANY.
    GRAND MASTER TAEKWONDO AND HAPKIDO.
    KUKKIWON OVERSAES OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP.

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  3. GM David.j.harrell

    Mr. Moon – Jong Hong
    Congratulation to your new position as Secretary General of Kukkiwon.
    I wish for you success in your tenure of such an very important entity of the Taekwondo global family. I look forward to meeting with you at the 2013 Leaders Forum on July 18th.
    Best regards,
    David J. Harrell
    Member of Kukkiwon Advisory Board
    (Scotland)

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