'Elevated by Art', Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team

By Kukkiwon

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team-7 by 국기원Kukkiwon

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.

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team's performance video in 2013 incheon asian game by 국기원Kukkiwon

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 17th Incheon Asian Games closing ceremony by KukkiwonKukkiwon

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team's performance in 2012 Nuclear Security Summit by 국기원Kukkiwon

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).

2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit 'Peace Concert' by KukkiwonKukkiwon

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team's performance video in 2014 hanmadang by 국기원Kukkiwon

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.

2014 World Taekwondo Hanmadang opening Ceremony by KukkiwonKukkiwon

Kukkiwon demonstration team permanent performances by KukkiwonKukkiwon

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.

Kukkiwon demonstration team permanent performances by KukkiwonKukkiwon

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team-3 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team-4 by 국기원Kukkiwon


Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team-2 by 국기원Kukkiwon


Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team-6 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Various Target Break.

Hanokmaeul Taekwondo performance1 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Dolgaechagi Consecutive Breaking.

Hanokmaeul Taekwondo performance2 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Vertical Turn Break.

Hanokmaeul Taekwondo performance3 by 국기원Kukkiwon

High jump kick

Hanokmaeul Taekwondo performance5 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Blind Demonstration performances

Hanokmaeul Taekwondo performance6 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Blind Demonstration performances

Hanokmaeul Taekwondo performance7 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Blind breaking

Hanokmaeul Taekwondo performance8 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Vertical Turn Break

Hanokmaeul Taekwondo performance9 by 국기원Kukkiwon

High jump kick

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team-5 by 국기원Kukkiwon


Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team Kyung-Hee-Geung-4 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Team's play

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team's Breaking-2 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Inside knife hand breaking.

Children's taekwondo performence 2 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Poomsae Team.

Children's taekwondo performence 3 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Horizontal Turn Break

Children's taekwondo performence 5 by 국기원Kukkiwon

Various Target Break.

Credits: Story

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

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