Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team Taking the Lead.Founded in 1974, the Taekwondo Kukkiwon Demonstration Team is the Kukkiwon’s primary tool in its efforts to promote the sport?and Korea’s national image?overseas. Composed of 70 of Korea’s top taekwondo practitioners, this team has visited over 100 countries so far in order to introduce and spread Taekwondo and the Korean culture world wide. Such performances enhance Taekwondo’s global appeal and the value of Korean culture.
In addition, the team presents a new model of Taekwondo demonstration that sticks to the traditional ways but at the same time adapts to changes whenever necessary. It also contributes to the tourism industry by planning and performing regular demonstrations for international tourists visiting Korea.
For the benefit of foreign visitors to Korea, the Kukkiwon hosts a special performance of taekwondo, entitled “Legend of Taekwondo,” on March to November, at Namsangol Hanok Village in the downtown Chungmuro neighborhood. Since the performances first began in 2007, over 100,000 foreign tourists have taken in the show, a three-act performance bringing together taekwondo, Korean dance and traditional music.