Taekwondo classes to be held for Korean visually impaired students

Behind the support of the National Paralympic Committee of Korea, the class will help develop athletes and the sport. 28 Jun 2015
Two athletes doing taekwondo

Taekwondo will be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Programme for the first time.

ⒸWorld Taekwondo Federation
By Korean Paralympic Committee

The Korean Paralympic Committee is supporting a taekwondo class for students with visual impairments that will take place in December.

Three organisations – Gangwon Myugjin School, Incheon Hyegwang School and Daegu University – will participate in the class. A taekwondo demonstration team featuring athletes with visual impairments is also expected to be formed, led by Moon Dae-sung, a former taekwondo gold medalist in the Athens 2004 Olympics.

Para-taekwondo was recently introduced as a full member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 2015 and was added to the Tokyo 2020 programme, in which it will make its Paralympic debut.