The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to “World Taekwondo” in response to the “negative connotations” associated with its former name’s initials, according to this BBC report:
Oh, you thought breaking one wooden board was cool? How quaint. This weekend, 16-year-old taekwondo guy Kerim Ahmetspahic broke 111 concrete blocks in 35 seconds with just his dome.
Mourad Laachraoui is one of the best young taekwondo fighters in the world; the 21-year-old won the 54kg weight class at the European Championships yesterday, and will represent Belgium at the Summer Olympics in August—six months after his brother blew himself up in the Brussels terror attacks that killed 32 people.
We’re big fans of Texas Rangers sideline guy Jim Knox, and tonight Knoxie presented his latest stunt: teaming with the Taekwondo Association of Texas to celebrate Korean Night at the ballpark in Arlington with some board-breaking.
Troll King Anderson Silva is petitioning the Brazilian federation to allow the MMA fighter to compete in his original discipline, taekwondo, at the Rio Olympics in 2016. As the host nation, Brazil will have four guaranteed slots in the event, and Silva will meet with the Brazilian sport chief this week to discuss…
Fidel Castro may be on death's door, but he's not going to miss Olympic tae kwondo. And our favorite father figure in fatigues says that Angel Matos was perfectly justified in kicking one of the other judges in the face after a disqualification on Saturday.
We've been irritated a time or six by a game official that felt they were as important to the proceedings as the participants themselves. We always had the urge to do something about them to return equilibrium to the event. However, we never got further than drafting a formal complaint and then forgetting to email it…