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  • Sport: Tonga Taekwondo makes history

    12:02 pm on 3 March 2020 Tonga will have two taekwondo competitors at the Tokyo Olympics after making history at the Oceania qualifier on the Gold Coast on the weekend. Tonga's Pita Taufatofua and Malia Paseka qualify in taekwondo for the Tokyo Olympics.Tonga's Pita Taufatofua and Malia Paseka qualify in taekwondo for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Pita Taufatofua Pita Taufatofua defeated PNG's Steven Tommy 20-4 in the men's over 80kg division to qualify for his third Olympic Games and will be joined in Japan by Malia Paseka, 20, after the Pacific Games bronze medallist qualified automatically in the women's 67kg division. "I'm feeling very relieved but also very happy that now Tonga ....

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  • 5 Year Old Guinness World Record in Taekwondo

    A five-year-old boy, Aashman Taneja, has made a Guinness world record in Taekwondo for the most full contact knee strikes in one-hour non-stop. Aashman is an incredible Taekwondo player and an athlete at a very young age. He is a USA World Open Taekwondo Silver medalist and a proud Guinness World Record holder now. He attempted the Guinness World Record for the most full contact knee strikes in one-hour non-stop and successfully achieved more than 1200 knee strikes. Watch the Interview Here ....

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  • World Taekwondo President at the heart of Peace and Sport Forum 2019

    Check out this article on how Taekwondo is making a impact in Government - Master Hahn World Taekwondo President, Dr. Chungwon Choue is at the centre of the important discussions at the Peace and Sport Forum 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, where “putting respect for human rights at the heart of sport” was the key focus on day one. The theme of 12th edition of the Peace and Sport Forum is “Investing in Peace, Acting through Sport”, with an aim to identify and share solutions to scale-up investment in longer-term efforts, transforming societies and leaving a sustainable legacy for generations to come. Dr. Choue joined a panel of esteemed guests at the One ....

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  • Indigenous martial arts workshop comes to North End community centre

    Great article from our friends at You can find the full article here . Thanks, Master Hahn! A man who learned Plains Cree combat techniques from his uncles as a young boy in Winnipeg's North End turned those teachings into a martial arts system — and on Saturday, he brought it back home. George Lepine said his 45 years of experience with other martial arts gave him the tools he needed to turn a series of fighting techniques into a system of its own: Okichitaw. "Basically, the idea of the system is to identify your challenge and finish out as quickly as possible," said Lepine. "It's about dealing with multiple adversaries and multiple threats and being able to go through ....

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  • Nonprofit Uses Martial Arts To Teach Mindfulness, Meditation And Self-Defense

    Just another example of how Martial Arts is making an impact on local communities. Request more information today and see how International Martial Arts Center in Manhattan can benefit you - Master Hahn At a 2017 funeral service for a student at Yeatman-Liddell Preparatory Middle School in north St. Louis, Nate Oatis noticed a young friend of the victim trying not to cry. “I could feel the gentleman’s energy, [this] 13- to 14-year-old trying to process the death of another 13- to 14-year-old due to gun violence. As he tried to bottle that energy, that intense emotion that really needed to spill, I put my arms around him and embraced him, and he absolutely melted,” said ....

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  • Meditation apps proliferate, even if what they provide is not enlightenment

    I found this article from our friends at Religion News Service. Enjoy - Grandmaster Hahn Search your smartphone’s app store for “meditation” and you’ll get more than 1,000 results. There’s Headspace, which offers beginner courses on how to meditate; Simple Habit, which features short, mostly five-minute guided meditation sessions such as “letting go of work worries” and “mini retreat for moms”; and Calm, which boasts 2 million paid subscribers, 50 million downloads and a company valuation of $1 billion. In addition to smartphone apps, startups are developing technologies to enhance meditation in other ways. Muse, for instance, is a ....

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    (Blog adapted from our friends at Star Martial Arts - ) Let’s clear the air right away. If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, you likely wanted to be like the Karate Kid or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s ok, embrace it. Now that you’ve got little ninjas of your own, you’re probably weighing the costs and benefits of enrolling them in a martial arts academy. Since the days of mullets and Mr. Miyagi, the options for choosing a local martial arts school have exploded.
    In this article, we want to help you understand the benefits of martial arts for kids so that you can make ....

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  • Girl, 5, becomes World Martial Arts Champion | Daily Star

    Little belter Blossom Crosby is celebrating becoming a world martial arts champion – at the age of five. The cute youngster has beaten kids twice her age to win a string of jiu-jitsu titles. Blossom won three gold medals at this year’s Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Junior World Championships. She stormed to victory, winning all her fights without dropping a single point. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or BJJ, involves grappling, ground fighting and trying to control an opponent through moves which force them to submit. Blossom, from Rochdale, near Manchester, said: “I was very nervous before the competition because it is such a big event. “But after my first match I was ....

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