World Ch. Schedule : KST
* Date : 2017-08-26
Ssireum wrestling, 'the people's sport,' and Taekwondo are entries included in the health/sports area of the '100 National Culture Symbols' selected by the government in 2006.
Namely, they are sports full of "national sentiments" that were approved by the government.
Our ancestors carried out activities to train the body, and these developed into our own native martial arts. The traditional martial arts formed on this historical background are Subak, Subakhui, Taekgyeon, and etc., and what was continuously inherited and developed from traditional martial arts to be reborn in modern times is Taekwondo. Through the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships held between the 24th to 30th of June, we feel the breath of Taekwondo.
We find out the history behind 'the people's sport' Ssireum and Taekwondo, how they have been developed until now, and what significance they have for active athletes and coaches.