Irvine Teens Win Second at International Tournament



Irvine Teenagers from Talium Taekwondo Win Second Place at International Taekwondo Tournament


Irvine, CA – August 22nd – Irvine 2nd dan black belted teenagers Janny Jang and David Kim from Master Lee’s Talium Taekwondo have just returned home from The World Taekwondo Hanmadong 2011 tournament after having placed second in the International tournament.


Janny and David competed in the category of “Poomse (form) Doubles Junior” against teams from USA, China, Taipei, South Africa and Malaysia.  They performed two forms, geumgang and sibjin, to receive an average score of 7.85 and taking second place.  The event was broadcast by Korea’s National Broadcasting Station, SBS ESPN live.


“The World Taekwondo Hanmadang 2011, a large-scale international festival for taekwondo practitioners, began on August 10 in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province.

More than 3,700 people from around the globe will participate in a total of 52 competitions in 11 events over the course of the four-day festival.

This festival is jointly held by Kukkiwon, also known as the World Taekwondo Headquarters, and the city of Namyangju.

The competitive events are open to any taekwondo practitioner holding a “dan” rank qualification from Kukkiwon.

During the festival, visitors can learn more about taekwondo, enjoy local specialties and join in various cultural programs run by the city.

The festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

By Yoon Sojung Staff Writer”


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