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Sport Taekwondo: Combining High Intensity Training with High Impact Competition


In 1988, WTF Style Taekwondo sparring was demonstrated at the olympics held in Seoul, South Korea. The display of agility, speed, and technique proved to be quite a spectacle as Taekwondo became an official olympic sport at the 2000 olympics. But before this acceptance into the olympics Taekwondo competitions were not unheard of nor lacking in number; The World Taekwondo Federation, the style performed in the olympics, has held competitions since its founding. At Traverse City's Seung-Ni Martial Arts Academy, students practice this style of Taekwondo and learn to appreciate what it is.