“Rather than focusing on developing fighting skills or Olympic medal-winning athletes, we are spreading taekwondo by focusing on increasing the number of people who improve their physical and mental health through character development.””It is taekwondo that has introduced K-culture to the world before K-pop, K-drama, K-food,” said Kim Jong-yoon, head of Il Do Taekwondo, which has more than 1,000 students in Singapore, in an interview conducted jointly by Yonhap News Agency and Korea Net on Monday. “Before teaching martial arts, we first convey the spirit of courtesy, patience, and discipline.”With a goal of establishing 100 taekwondo centers in Singapore and Vietnam, he studied in Japan and earned an MBA from Sungkyunkwan University. He moved to Singapore in 2004 to promote taekwondo.
Kim, who also served as the head coach of Singapore’s national demonstration team, now runs three dojos in Bukit Timah, West Coast, and Bedok. One of his students, a 79-year-old local grandmother, Ms. Linth, was unable to walk because of her physical condition, but thanks to taekwondo, she regained her health to the point where she was able to walk and execute stances accurately .We interviewed Mr. Kim, who is more passionate about spreading 무료슬롯게임 culture and spirit than taekwondo techniques. The following is a one-on-one interview.