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Taekwondo Joins Hands with Sambo



CHUNGJU, Korea, (August 30, 2019) - World Taekwondo and its charity affiliate the Taekwondo Humanitarian Federation signed a memorandum of understanding today with the International SAMBO Federation, or FIAS, with the aim of carrying out joint projects to advance youth inclusion in sport and related events globally.


Under the terms of the MoU, the three organisations have committed to develop close collaboration in promoting sport as a powerful vehicle towards peace, social development and integration of vulnerable populations, uniting forces in offering sport for development and peace activities in the geographical areas where THF, WT and FIAS are already providing services, as well as potentially other locations worldwide, whilst exchanging and sharing expertise and information. This will require enhanced communications among the three organizations, and joint support for, and promotion of, each other’s initiatives.


The MOU signed by Dr. Chungwon Choue, WT President and Mr. Vasily Shestakov, FIAS President in Chungju, Korea on the sidelines of the Chungju 2019 World Martial Arts Masterships. The Masterships form part of a global martial arts festival that takes place in the town.