[News] Cultural Activity: Taekwondo2017-12-19Hit:860
Widely recognized as a premier method of self-defense, Taekwondo is in fact an outstanding expression of human power and physical control.
Thanks to the organization by the International Student Affairs Office of KCB, all the international students on campus were able to enjoy and learn one of the most important representations of the Korean culture, Taekwondo.
According to the World Taekwondo Headquarters, Taekwondo is a style of conduct which expresses directly and indirectly, mental and physical refinements as well as the principles of offense and defense resulting from the cultivation of traditional spirits and techniques. This unique martial art has been a hallmark of Korean culture and one of the greatest attractions for visitors and students from abroad.
On the afternoon of November 24th, all the international students began this great experience with an opening performance and the requisite warming-up exercises. Once they felt motivated and ready for the action, the instructors taught them the basic movements of Taekwondo and mostly important, the Taekwondo kicks. This intensive training could not finish without demonstrating the skills acquired. Breaking a wooden board with their own fists allowed the students becoming worthy of their respective certificates and Taekwondo belts.
In words of Aisulu Khassenova, FMBA international student, “The Taekwondo experience was one of the most exciting activities we have had so far. It was great that I could spend time and funny moments with my KOICA and exchange friends, especially since it is our last semester. It is one more of the unforgettable memories that I have from KAIST.”
Students qualified this day as a moment of sharing, learning, having fun, just like any other day in KAIST.