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(Photo from left to right: Jeon Dong JIN, Kang Jong KIL, Hellenic Taekwondo Federation President Nikos Thomaidis, WTE Secretary-General Michael Fysentzidis, WTE President Sakis Pragalos, Moon Dae SUNG, Kim Yong HYUN)


A delegation of taekwondo prime personalities visited taekwondo Europe’s office and met with the presidency. On the occasion of a series of taekwondo educational seminars, Taekwondo Europe welcomed some of the people who have left their mark in the sport of taekwondo and continue to write its history.

Among was the famous taekwondo Olympic Champion (Athens 2004) and World Taekwondo Champion (Alberta 1999), along with Master Jeon Dong Jin, Taekwondo Master of Dong-A University in Busan, South Korea, and a strong background in taekwondo education with a large number of educational activities including coaching and training seminars in his assets.     

Also present was Master Kang Jong KIL, South Korea Gold Medalist (1982), gold medalist in World Taekwondo Military Championships, and former coach for national teams of Romania, Greece and Germany, and the promising Kim Yong HYUN, national champion of South Korea and Yong In University student. The assembly was completed with the presence of the Hellenic Taekwondo Federation President Nikos Thomaidis and Mr. Alekos Gotsis, former taekwondo coach of the national team of Greece.

During the meeting with WTE President Sakis Pragalos and WTE Secretary-General Michael Fysentzidis, they discussed further the educational aspect of taekwondo and the importance of supplementary educational courses, seminars and activities that will assist in upgrading the soft skills of taekwondo coaches and athletes, and will help build up a holistic taekwondo education and knowledge in both Kyorugi, Poomsae and their rooted interdependency.

In a pleasant and prosperous atmosphere with recalls on major taekwondo moments of the past, the two parties renewed their meeting and further feedback on their upcoming taekwondo activities for the taekwondo family.

(Photo from left to right: Kim Yong HYUN, Moon Dae SUNG, Alekos Gotsis, WTE President Sakis Pragalos, Kang Jong KIL, Jeon Dong JIN)


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