'Elevated by Art', Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team


Performances by the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team
A Taekwondo demonstration is that well trained Taekwondo experts show advanced techniques and skills. Since its foundation in 1974, the team has visited over 120 countries so far in order to introduce and promote Teakwondo and Korean culture. The team performs traditional demonstrations, consisted of Taekwondo basic movements and presents variety of works that has a story development.
The Closing Ceremony Performance of 2014 Incheon Asian Game
This performance expresses the process of development and unity when the two opposing teams take competition in good faith. As you can see from the title 'Soul and Spirit of White-clad Race, Move to Asia', the spirit of Korea and a shout towards Asia is shown well. The extreme performance showcases advanced techniques of Taekwondo with intense rhythm and harmony, which symbolizes valor and justice. The latter of the work revives the noble spirit of having a history of 5,000 years of Korean people and shows the appearance of the unity of the Korean people moving toward the world.
The Performance at Nuclear Security Summit in 2012
The performance dynamically expresses the beauty of Taekwondo and Korean traditional music through Arirang (Korean Traditional Music).
2014 World Taekwondo Hanmadang Opening Ceremony
This is a more evolved performance within a story development with much more advanced techniques of Taekwondo. The appropriate blend of fun and fast-moving of the performing arts in authentic Taekwondo is a highlight of the performance. Also, it expresses the beauty of the Taekwondo and Korean classical music dynamically through Arirang.
Kukkiwon Demonstration Team Permanent Performances
This Taekwondo demonstration as nonverbal performances entitled ‘Great Taekwondo – Taekwondo, Enlightening the World’ with Taekwondo spirit and techniques, is a spectacular and dynamic work unfolded in the Taekwondo world with a conflict of interests. This work expresses the unification of the world together with Kukkiwon Taekwondo as the brilliant and splendid movements of Taekwondo rooted in the original Taekwondo are applied into the performance.



Various Target Break.

Dolgaechagi Consecutive Breaking.

Vertical Turn Break.

High jump kick

Blind Demonstration performances

Blind Demonstration performances

Blind breaking

Vertical Turn Break

High jump kick


Team's play

Inside knife hand breaking.

Poomsae Team.

Horizontal Turn Break

Various Target Break.

Credits: Story

Curated by: Jonggab Lee and Heejin Choi
Publisher: Kukkiwon
Editor: Byungjoo Shin

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