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Taekwondo Programs Taekwondo, the most recognized form of Korean martial arts, is a sport that emphasizes a sense of morality, humility, and a respect for one’s opponent. It has become a globally-recognized sport through which practitioners can improve both their physical ability and mental strength. This martial art teaches practitioners defensive and offensive techniques without using weapons.

Namsangol Hanok Village Taekwondo Experience Program
International visitors hoping to experience this time-honored tradition are encouraged to check out the Namsangol Hanok Village Taekwondo experience program run by the Seoul City Government.

Taking place at Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul, this program is an hour-long class in which participants can learn the basic Taekwondo techniques, practice self-defense and break wooden boards in a fun and easy format. The program schedule may vary slightly from year to year. For 2013, the classes are run with five or more participants three times a day every day (except Tuesdays) from May 3 through November 3. Those who would like to participate in the Taekwondo program must make a reservation in advance by calling the number below or registering online.

At the end of the program, participants receive commemorative photos and a certificate of completion from Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters).
Namsangol Hanok Village
  • ☞ Location: Pigeumjeong Square at Namsangol Hanok Village (84-1, Pildong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul)
  • ☞ Period & Time: May 3 – November 3, 2013 (except in August) / every day at 11:00, 14:00, 17:00 (except Tuesdays)
  • ☞ Program duration: approximately 1 hour
  • ☞ Program contents: basic Taekwondo forms, kicks, sparring, self-defense techniques, wood-breaking, etc.
  • ☞ Class size: minimum of 5 and maximum of 40 participants for each time slot
  • ☞ Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    *The website is in the process of updating its 2014 programs.
  • ☞ Inquiries: +82-10-8668-3552 (Korean)
  • ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • * Reservations must be confirmed over the phone in order to participate in the program.
Regular Taekwondo Performance
The Taekwondo performances provide viewers a chance to witness the dynamics of Korea’s traditional martial arts without actually participating in a program. Aside from offering experience programs, Namsangol Hanok Village also hosts regular and special performances to showcase some masterful Taekwondo techniques. The free performances take place at 4 p.m. daily (except Tuesdays).

Gwanghwamun Square hosts a creative type of Taekwondo performance by combining elements in Korean culture such as Hanbok (traditional clothing) and Hangeul (Korean alphabet) with Taekwondo moves. These free performances are held from Tuesday to Sunday (every day except on Mondays).
Namsangol Hanok Village
  • ☞ Location: Namsangol Hanok Village Cheonugak Stage (84-1, Pildong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul )
  • ☞ Period & Time: May 3 – November 3, 2013 (except in August) / everyday from 16:00 to 17:00 (except Tuesdays)
  • ☞ Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Gwanghwamun Square
  • ☞ Location: Gwanghwamun Square (Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul )
  • ☞ Period & Time: May 3 – November 3, 2013 (except in August) / everyday at 14:00 (except Mondays)
  • ☞ Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
* Call to inquire about performance schedules!

Last updated, December 20, 2013

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