Soul of Korea: Taekwondo will feature the history and development of the Korean martial art, as well as its different techniques and principles. It will also highlight the events and international activities, which led to its globalization.
Moreover, the exhibit aims to enhance the status of taekwondo in the Philippines by sharing its spirit to more Filipinos.
A traditional bare-hand martial arts originating from Korea, taekwondo was created from the ideology of national defense and eventually became a type of sport that is currently enjoyed by a lot of people across the world.
Jointly organized by Taekwondowon Park in Korea and the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA), the exhibit will display Taekwondo-related materials and technologies like electronic protectors, sandbag kicks and various types of uniforms. An Experience Zone and Photo Zone will also be available for the guests to try the sport.
A symposium about the Korean martial art will be held on the exhibit’s opening day and will be immediately followed by the opening ceremony. PTA will also have Taekwondo high-skills demonstrations for the guests and visitors to witness.
“I hope that through this exhibit more Filipinos will express their interest in learning Taekwondo,” KCC Director OH Choong Suk said in a statement.
PTA Chairman and Grand Master Sung-Chon Hong, on the other hand, expressed his utmost appreciation to KCC for opening the Taekwondo Exhibit, “It is the first Taekwondo Exhibit in the Philippines and I hope that this exhibit will help more Filipinos to understand and be interested with Taekwondo.”
Running until August 19 at Korean Cultural Center Exhibition Hall, admission to the exhibit is free.