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Posted : 2014-02-27 21:07
Updated : 2014-02-27 21:07

12 taekwondo masters to go abroad

By Kim Ji-soo

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that it will send 12 taekwondo masters to Lesotho, Algeria, Uganda, Kenya, Colombia, Panama, East Timor, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Malaysia and Belarus.

Last year, the ministry supported the dispatch of 19 taekwondo masters to 19 countries.

The ministry said that its taekwondo program is gaining traction.

In the case of Bangladesh where the government sent Lee Ju-sang, the Bangladesh's National Olympic Committee has selected taekwondo as one of the four sports that it will support in its effort to earn its first medal at the Asian Games.

The next Asian Games are scheduled to take place in Incheon in September. Lee is currently touring eight schools to teach the traditional Korean martial arts.

In Kyrgyzstan, Lee Seung-gyu has been active since May 2000, where he currently coaches Kyrgyzstan's national taekwondo team.

He helped the team compete in the event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and at the 2012 London Olympics.

The ministry said that it plans to open a training and practice center on April 24 in Muju, North Jeolla Province.


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태권도 사범 해외파견 확대…올해 12개국 추가

문화체육관광부는 세계태권도 본산인 국기원과 함께 올해 12개국에 12명의 사범을 추가로 보내는 등 태권도 사범 파견 사업을 지속적으로 확대하겠다고 27일 밝혔다.

올해 추가로 사범이 파견되는 곳은 레소토, 알제리, 우간다, 케냐, 콜롬비아, 파나마, 동티모르, 인도네시아, 타지키스탄, 태국, 말레이시아, 벨라루스 등 12개국이다.

지난해까지는 남아프리카공화국, 우루과이 등 19개국에 19명의 사범이 파견됐다.

태권도 사범들은 현지 문화원, 대사관 및 국가협회 등에서 근무하면서 태권도를 보급하고, 우리 문화의 가치를 함께 나누는 '태권도 문화 전도사'로서 구실을 하게 된다.

이번에 파견되는 사범은 국립대학 태권도학과 수업 지도(우간다), 국가대표 지도(알제리, 태국, 인도네시아) 등의 다양한 역할을 할 계획이다.




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