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|Kukkiwon (국기원, World Taekwondo Headquarters) was established to spread knowledge of the national Korean sport of Taekwondo, and raise popularity of the martial art. Currently, the World Taekwondo Championships and various national competitions are held at Kukkiwon. Kukkiwon also serves as a place where coaches are trained, and offers Taekwondo experience programs for foreigners.
Various experience programs for foreigners including the basic Taekwondo stances, the art of self-defense, and the art of wood breaking are offered at the Seoul, Jongno-gu Gyeonghuigung Palace with reservation services available online. Reservations can be made up to one day in advance and can be made for single guests. Guests can choose to training sessions at any time between Tuesdays and Fridays. Be aware that classes may be cancelled on rainy days, and sessions will be instructed in Korean and English only.
|Period – April 3rd - December 4th (excluding Mondays)
- Learn the Basic Stances of Taekwondo (11:00am - 12:00pm)
- Learn the Taekwondo Art of Self-Defense (1:00pm - 2:00pm)
- Learn Taekwondo Wood-Breaking (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
Location – The Gyeonghuigung Palace Taeryeongjeon Royal Palace and courtyard
Rates – 20,000 won per program
Reservation - Phone (+82-2-567-4988)
|* Main Building & Training Facility - facilities for Taekwondo matches and business offices
* Memorial Hall - Exhibit of Taekwondo's history
* Yoon Gokjeong Lounge- Kukkiwon's first president, Yoon Gokjeong memorial lounge
* Memorial Monument
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|Info. Services for Koreans|
|Foreign Language Intepretation Services|
Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 12.
www.taekwonseoul.org(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)