주체108(2019)년 10월 30일 《기사》
Taekwon-Do, Orthodox Martial Art of Korean Nation
Taekwon-Do, orthodox martial art of the Korean nation, is displaying its might in the world arena.
Its development would have been unthinkable without guidance of the peerlessly great men.
President Kim Il Sung highly appreciated Choe Hong Hui, ex-president of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, for his distinguished devotion to the development of Taekwon-Do and put him forward as a patriotic man of will. And he set forth the task for popularizing Taekwon-Do, saying that every Korean should be able to play it.
Chairman Kim Jong Il led the work for building the Taekwon-Do Hall in Chongchun Street and formed a scientific research group to create and disseminate Taekwon-Do exercise for health, Taekwon-Do for the elderly and Taekwon-Do for children.
He put forward as heroes the Taekwon-Doists who had proved successful at international games and took steps to hold welcome meetings and state receptions for them.
In the early 1980s, Taekwon-Do spread to the international arena and learning Taekwon-Do became a world trend.
In accordance with the trend, the Chairman took measures to increase the ranks of Taekwon-Do instructors and give foreigners lessons in Taekwon-Do.
Taekwon-Do demonstration groups and instructors of the DPRK have conducted their brisk activities in many countries and regions including China, Russia and Switzerland to increase the number of Taekwon-Do aspirants.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave important instructions for developing Taekwon-Do on a new higher level while injecting fresh impetus to its development.
The DPRK Taekwon-Doists are now filled with the strong will to display the national dignity and stamina again at the upcoming 8th International Martial Arts Games.