A SPECIAL taekwondo demonstration will be held next week as the final celebratory event marking the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Republic of Korea and Bahrain.
Organised by the Korean Embassy in Manama, the event is being held in collaboration with Bahrain Olympic Committee, Combat Sports Council, General Sports Authority and Bahrain Taekwondo Federation.
On their maiden visit to Bahrain, martial arts organisation Kukkiwon will showcase martial arts techniques such as jumps, flips and famously-agile tricks, which earned it global recognition on ‘America’s Got Talent’.
Twenty-three taekwondo masters with more than 10 years in the field will perform during the two-day showcase in Bahrain as a part of their world tour.
Listed as an official sport in the Olympics since 2000, taekwondo is set to be listed officially as part of the Hangzhou Paralympics Games as of 2022.
Korea has been celebrating taekwondo as a formal and national martial arts sport for thousands of years.
The sport is a form of life; it aims to develop self-defence skills and nurtures the mind and spirit to achieve perseverance, courtesy and self-control, carrying with that a resemblance with the principles of Islamic morals that bring peace to the world.
The embassy has been organising various events in promotion of Korean culture and during the pandemic, the embassy successfully organised a musical concert, a three-day movie showcase and a food festival.
The demonstration will take place on November 25 and 26, at the Bahrain Table Tennis Association Hall B in Isa Sports City, taking into account safety measures and green shield procedures.
For more information, follow the embassy on Instagram @koreanembassy.bahrain.