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    Grandmaster Park Jong-Soo demo, 1973.

    Old(er)-school TKD. I'd read of GM Park decades ago, but had never seen him demo. I'm very impressed with his speed, power and precision. Especially the perfection of his kicks.


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    reinstated (un-busted)

    More on Jean Lopez here.


    Taekwondo star Jean Lopez reinstated after ban from sport amid sexual misconduct allegations

    By Click2Houston.com Staff
    Posted: 10:45 PM, August 18, 2018
    Updated: 10:45 PM, August 18, 2018


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    HOUSTON - Noted taekwondo coach Jean Lopez, from Sugar Land, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, has been reinstated after being blocked from the sport earlier this year.

    Lopez's attorney confirmed to KPRC 2 that the sanctions have been lifted by Safesport and he is eligible to coach again. Lopez was banned amid sexual misconduct charges that were filed this year.

    The charges stem from an investigation that began three years ago.
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    More on Lopez

    Now it's about Safe Sport.

    Safe Sport added to lawsuit alleging USOC cover up of sexual abuse of taekwondo athletes by Lopez brothers
    Organizations accused of sex trafficking and forced labor by former Team USA athletes


    Steven Lopez, an Olympic gold medalist in Tae Kwon Do is introduced as honorary captain before an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)

    By SCOTT M. REID | sreid@scng.com | Orange County Register
    PUBLISHED: August 24, 2018 at 4:40 pm | UPDATED: August 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    The U.S. Center for Safe Sport has been added to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Denver Friday that alleges gross negligence and trafficking by Safe Sport and the U.S. Olympic Committee for failing to protect female taekwondo athletes from sexual abuse by Olympic gold medalist Steven Lopez and his brother Jean, a longtime U.S. national team coach.

    Kay Poe, a 2000 Olympian, on Friday joined other former and current Team USA athletes in a lawsuit that charges that the USOC, Safe Sport and USA Taekwondo, the sport’s national governing body, engaged in forced labor, sex trafficking and racketeering under federal RICO statutes by secretly obstructing investigations in allegations of sexual abuse by the Lopez brothers.

    Specifically the lawsuit alleges that investigations into sexual abuse allegations against the Lopez brothers were suspended to allow the brothers to coach and compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and 2017 U.S. Championships.

    The suit also alleges that Safe Sport’s claims of being independent are false and that the center is compromised by conflicts of interest. The center, which opened in March 2017, was created by and is financed by the USOC.

    “This case will conclusively demonstrate that Safe Sport is a sham,” said Robert Allard, an attorney for Poe. “We have seen case after case highlighted by the recent decision to reinstate alleged serial predator JeanLopez where SafeSport bends over backward to protect pedophile coaches and, as a consequence, the financial interests of the USOC and its (national governing bodies).”

    Friday’s amended complaint comes a week after Safe Sport removed Jean Lopez from its list of permanently ineligible individuals and given “interim restriction” status. It is unclear why Safe Sport made the change or what the conditions of the restriction are.

    Jean Lopez was originally banned by Safe Sport in April for sexual misconduct and sexual misconduct involving a minor. Steven Lopez, a gold medalist at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, was placed on “interim suspension” on May 7 by Safe Sport for “allegations of misconduct.”

    The Lopez brothers have denied any wrongdoing.

    The suit, initially filed this past spring, alleges that the USOC, Safe Sport and USA Taekwondo “obstructed, attempted to obstruct, interfered, and or prevented the enforcement” of their policies by ignoring verbal and written complaints of sexual abuse, dismissing complaints of and refusing to act on reports of sexual abuse and delaying the investigation of reports of sexual abuse. The suit also alleges the organizations advised athletes to withdraw complaints of sexual abuse that they knew were truthful, offered to put athletes back on team rosters only if they withdrew truthful complaints of sexual abuse, and threatened athletes with consequences for failure to withdraw complaints.

    Poe in 1996 at the age of 14 became the youngest ever member of the U.S. national taekwondo team. She alleges Jean Lopez began sexually exploiting her and engaging in sexual intercourse with her in the year leading up to the 2000 Olympics. The suit said Lopez forced Poe into sex at the 1999 World Championships in Alberta. Lopez’s abuse of Poe was known to many in the USOC and USA Taekwondo community, the suit alleges.

    Mandy Meloon alleges Jean Lopez molested her while to she pretended to sleep on a trip to a 1997 World Cup event in Cairo, Egypt. Meloon was 15 at the time. Meloon began a sexual relationship with Steven Lopez in 2000, according to court documents. She alleges in the filing that Steven Lopez physically abused her in 2002 and raped her in 2004.

    Heidi Gilbert alleges Jean Lopez drugged, molested and performed oral sex on her while they traveled to a 2003 World Cup event in Germany. Later, Gilbert alleges, Jean Lopez told her he wanted to leave his wife and have “Olympic babies” with her.

    Gabriella Joslin alleges Steven Lopez sexually assaulted her during the 2006 German Open.
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    Sonu Sood

    Hold the phone...TKD has doctorates?

    Sonu Sood honoured with Doctorate Degree of Taekwondo
    45-year-old actor Sonu Sood, who is known for leading a healthy lifestyle over the years, was felicitated with honour for his outstanding contribution and support towards taekwondo.
    By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: September 25, 2018 3:07:20 pm


    Sonu Sood was felicitated with honour for his outstanding contribution and support towards taekwondo sport.

    Actor Sonu Sood has been honoured with the Doctorate Degree of Taekwondo. The 45-year-old actor actor, who is known for leading a healthy lifestyle over the years, was felicitated with honour for his outstanding contribution and support towards taekwondo.

    He was honoured in the presence of Prabhat Sharma, secretary general of Taekwondo Federation of India at the opening ceremony of 107 International Kyorugi Referee Seminar/121st International Kyorugi Referee Refresher Course and 40th International Poomsae Referee Seminar.

    “It feels good to see everybody so fit out here, all thanks to the event organisers who have managed to get the taekwondo experts all over the country on the same platform and created the Taekwondo Federation,” Sonu said in a statement.

    “It’s great to know that people across all age groups are interested in taekwondo sport and they want to create awareness regarding the same and inspire others. Felicitating these experts would certainly inspire them and others to take up the sport as also a fitness initiative. I really hope such good fitness initiatives inspire the people and help us make a healthy India,” he added.

    On the work front, Sonu will be next seen in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, alongside Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan.
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    Sara ****janovic taekwondo, miss internet and photogenic, weather woman

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    The World's Best - South Korea's Kukkiwon Audition Performance

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    The World's Best Host James Corden Learns a New Trick From South Korea's Kukkiwon



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    friendship

    US, South Korea military members bond through martial arts
    By Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published April 15, 2019

    KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) --

    The traditional martial art of Korea is Taekwondo, and members of the United States Forces-Korea got a chance to experience it firsthand with the South Korean Army.

    The Korean Ministry of National Defense, or MND, organizes and hosts tours for U.S. military personnel on the peninsula to expose them to Korean culture. The Taekwondo tour gave both American and Korean service members a chance to understand the art, train together and deepen their bond through hand-to-hand combat techniques.

    "It was a really great experience," said Staff Sgt. Robert Johnson, 8th Security Forces Squadron member. "I've done Taekwondo before and to experience it with Koreans was a special experience for me. To see the art form in its native country being performed and taught by its native people is something not many people can say that they have done."

    The MND has been organizing tours almost every month since 1972, giving many opportunities for personnel stationed all over Korea to learn more about the vast history and unique culture of their South Korean counterparts. Taekwondo is the national martial art of Korea, and Koreans take pride in their proficiency and expertise in the sport.

    "We hope that everything we teach to the U.S. military members is impactful," said John Hur, Grand Master, Taekwondo instructor at Camp Humphreys. "Our goal is to motivate them to learn more and practice not only for the fun of it, but so that they can learn to better themselves through Taekwondo."

    Members who participated in the tour learned the basics of Taekwondo, along with some of the self-defense techniques that the South Korean military use in their combatives programs. Additionally, at the Taekwondowon campus, they toured the only museum in the world dedicated to Taekwondo, and watched several performances highlighting traditional Korean music and martial arts.

    Soldiers, Marines and Airmen who went on the MND tour developed a stronger bond and friendship through blood, sweat and dedication from training with the South Korean Army.
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    Chinese Taekwondo School vs Gym Bros - The Truth Behind What Happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    I'm don't think it was a fake fight, like the guy is saying it is. If it were fake, I'm pretty certain they'd have made it look more "dramatic". The punches the one guy is throwing at the TKD guy's head looked real enough. It looks to me like the TKD guys were getting their butts whipped and decided to play hurt. I've seen some people pull this same stunt in Guoshu competitions: falling down to the mat, and faking as if they got hit illegally in the throat or the balls when they felt they couldn't win the fight, and hoping to get the other fighter DQ'd. And in the international competitions, there were one or two specific countries whose fighters were more prone to pulling this stunt than others.

    In the case of this vid, it looks like the TKD guys got whipped and perhaps were attempting to set up a lawsuit(?).
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    Zheng Shuyin falsely DQed?

    Moroccan taekwondo referee should be banned for life, says China coach
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    China's Zheng Shuyin (right) reacts after being controversially beaten by Great Britain's Bianca Walkden during the women's over-73kg final at the World Taekwondo Championships 2019 in Manchester, Britain on May 17.

    Moroccan referee Tarik Benradi, who disqualified China's Olympic champion Zheng Shuyin in the world taekwondo championships final on Friday, should be banned for life, Zheng's coach said on Sunday.

    Zheng, who took a dominant lead of 20-10 in the closing stages of the women's over-73kg category final on Friday against the UK's Bianca Walkden, was disqualified by Benradi, who alleged that the Chinese athlete had committed 10 fouls during the bout. Zheng's disqualification meant that Walkden secured her third successive world taekwondo title.

    "We hope World Taekwondo will give us justice," said Guan Jianmin, head coach of the Chinese national team.

    Guan, who is also President of the Chinese Taekwondo Federation, said China has made an appeal to World Taekwondo, the sport's world governing body.

    "We made two requests in the appeal. Firstly, the decision should be overturned. Secondly, the referee should be banned for life."

    "We don't actually care much about winning or losing the match. We are just angry with his behavior. It is not simply a mistake because everyone makes mistakes. His decision is destructive to the fair and just competitive environment for taekwondo. This is the biggest problem."


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    Zheng Shuyin cries as she stands on the podium.

    Booing drowned out any cheers from British fans at the Manchester Arena as Walkden was announced as the winner, and Zheng refused to acknowledge the Briton's victory before collapsing on the podium and leaving the competition area in tears.

    A source close to World Taekwondo told Xinhua that Benradi has not been seen since the controversial match and has already left Manchester.

    "It is very difficult for him to officiate at world competitions," the source said.

    Benradi was named male referee of the year by World Taekwondo in 2015 and one of the five best referees at the 2017 World Championships. Xinhua tried to contact him for comment but received no reply.

    Guan said he is also waiting for "an apology" from Benradi, which he says is more important than a gold medal.

    "The competition is over but we still hope our voice can be heard across the world. The competition should be held in a fair, just, open and reasonable way," the coach said.

    China's two-time Olympic champion Wu Jingyu, who won the women's 49kg silver medal on Saturday, also blamed Benradi for ruining what should have been a "perfect" world championships.

    "Every other match was held perfectly," said Wu, competing in her first major event since having her first child in 2017. "I have met such unfavorable decisions in my career, but this time the referee has gone too far."

    Source: Xinhua Editor: Xu Qing
    I'd say I'd have to see the fight, but I have a hard time following Olympic TKD. I don't really understand how the rules go.
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    TKD pix

    I just posted two dozen pix in a new album on the Tiger Claw facebook page 2019 Tiger Claw Elite Taekwondo Championship. These photos are from our graphic artist, Kevin Ho.

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    [무카스 tv] 막 지르는 소녀들, k걸즈가 한마당에 떳다!!

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    New Olympic Doboks?

    Is this really a thing?

    Stop World Taekwondo from using new dobok in Tokyo 2020

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    We, the participants of taekwondo, around the world, OBJECT to the use of this dobok and respectfully petition World Taekwondo to preserve the integrity and tradition of our martial art and NOT USE this dobok in the Olympic Games.

    Get your old skool Doboks here.

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    Strip Tae Tease

    This refers to the promotional vid I posted above.

    Strip Tae Tease
    12:22:00 AM Tkd kwan


    Picture from YouTube video

    It seems that WT would allow anything, this show was a shame for Taekwondo community, especially because this demonstration looks like it was composed in a nightclub. Besides including those dirty dances and no Taekwondo techniques, these girls cloths are exposing the body shape in a dirty way (tight and thin)
    Taekwondo as we knew it brought principles and philosophies that have roots from old Korean culture is nowadays getting rid of them 😔
    We are not here to attack anyone in person, but we think that people who supposed to protect Taekwondo tradition are the ones destroying it.
    Dirty way? I wonder if this commenter has ever even been to a strip club. Or ever a burlesque.
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