(Denver, CO) – There will be several historic events coming this June to Denver, CO, timed to coincide with the US Open Taekwondo Hanmadang. (www.usopentkd.com)
The Kukkiwon is celebrating its 45th anniversary, and is working together with the Korean government and the US Taekwondo Centers to give tremendous opportunities to US Taekwondo instructors. There will also be many, many, senior martial artists in attendance.
Special Promotion Test – They will hold a Special Promotion Test which will feature regular promotions of all Dan ranks, including 8th and 9th Dans. This is the first time this has ever been held outside of Korea. They will also hold a ‘skip dan’ testing, which is for people whose masters never ordered their Kukkiwon certificates, or for other special circumstances. The test is on Thursday, June 15th. Everyone doing the Special Promotion Test must also attend the Master License Seminar.
Master License Seminar – The Kukkiwon will also hold a training for all instructors. The seminar will cover proper techniques, as well as how to teach them to students. The seminar will be on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th. The seminar is usually $350, but in this case it is only $200. They are also offering 2 nights in the hotel as well as 2 banquet dinners, making it an even better value. Everyone who completes the seminar will also be invited to participate in the Korea Trip.
Korea Trip – Everyone who completes the Master License Seminar will get to go to Korea from July 27- Aug 3rd. Participants will have to pay for their own airfare, but hotel, food, ground transportation and more will be covered. Participants will get to spend 3 days at the Kukkiwon and 3 days at the newly constructed Taekwondowon in Muju. (http://www.tkdwon.kr/eng/)
What’s the Catch?
At this point, many people may be wondering about the fine print. There are two important restrictions –
- The trip to Korea is only for 4th Dan Kukkiwon holders and up.
- The event is limited to the first 300 people who sign up.
As of press time on April 3, there are still a few spots open. For more information or to register, please visit www.kukkiwonlicense.com