USA Taekwondo is excited to announce the newly established USAT regions will be hosting their first camps in the coming months. Look for these camps to go live with registration very soon.
We hope all of you will take advantage of this opportunity to train with athletes from your region and the newly appointed state coaches. Also, at these camps athletes that qualify and are interested in being considered for the World Taekwondo World Cup tag team event in Wuxi, China, can apply for a spot on the U.S. Team for this event……………..
The following is an article written by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) – the International Governing Body for the sport.
Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.
Let’s take a closer look at the meaning of the word “Tae” “Kwon” “Do.” It is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. “Tae” means “foot,” “leg,” or “to step on”; “Kwon” means “fist,” or “fight”; and “Do” means the “way” or “discipline.” If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind “Tae Kwon Do”.
The following statement is attributable to USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland:
“Today the United States Olympic Committee has filed a complaint initiating a Section 8 proceeding against USA Gymnastics, seeking to revoke USAG’s recognition as a member National Governing Body of the USOC. This is a situation in which there are no perfect solutions. Seeking to revoke recognition is not a conclusion that we have come to easily. In the short-term, we have to work to ensure that USAG gymnasts have the support necessary to excel on and off the field of play. We are building plans to do just that. In the long-term, it will be the critically important responsibility of the recognized Gymnastics NGB, whether the existing organization or a new one, to lead gymnastics in the United States and build on the supportive community of athletes and clubs that can carry the sport forward for decades to come. We are prepared to identify and help build such an organization.”
Oct 2018 TORONTO — 20/20 Armor, the company transforming martial arts into a mainstream professional sport, announced the closing of yet another successful investment round by the Adidas family through LeAD Sports.
20/20 Armor’s total funding has now reached $1.2 million.
In the most recent investment round for the Canadian company 40 percent of funding came from LeAD and 60 percent from customers……..