In October, 2012, the 21st World Military Taekwondo Championship was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Sponsored by the World Taekwondo Federation, this competition was hosted by the Headquarters of the 7th Military Zone of Vietnam People's Army stationed in Ho Chi Min City.
The International Military Sports Council highly appreciates the "taekwondo spirit" enough to hold the World Military Taekwondo Championship for taekwondo. In this event, a total of 257 male and female athletes who are soldiers from 35 different countries participated to compete for their country's honor. This competition especially attracted public attention because many countries including Korea, from where taekwondo originated, and emerging powerhouses of taekwondo, such as China and Iran, participated. Also, Daedo’s TK-STRIKE Protector and Scoring System (PSS) used in international competitions was employed to secure the transparency of the scoring method.
Vietnam, where this competition was held, is a country with a population of approx. 100 million people. The taekwondo wave rose when Tran Hieu Ngan became the first Vietnamese to win the silver medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. With taekwondo becoming an official event in international competitions, many athletes from around the world have improved their skills and an international system has been established. As Korea had been promoting the globalization of taekwondo, will Korea now be able to spread Vietnam's taekwondo fever throughout the world?
Through this documentary, let's experience the great scenes of the intensely tight matches where athletes alternate quickly between scoring and losing one point at a time in this taekwondo competition.