CHIBA, Japan (28 September 2019) – World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue today presented an honorary 6th dan black belt certificate to Chiba City Mayor Toshihito Kumagai at the Makuhari Messe Hall in recognition of his contribution to the sport.
Chiba hosted a World Taekwondo Grand Prix earlier this month and will also host taekwondo during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Gamesue and Mayor Kumagai discussed the successful delivery of the Olympic taekwondo and Paralympic para taekwondo competitions at Tokyo 2020 next year. Tokyo 2020 represents the first time ever that taekwondo has been on the Paralympic Games. They also discussed the successful taekwondo test events for Tokyo 2020 which were successfully held on 27 and 28 September.
President Choue said “We appreciate your huge support in developing taekwondo. All the taekwondo family around the world expect to see successful taekwondo events in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Therefore, I am delighted to present the honorary 6th dan black belt certificate to you today.”
Mayor Kumagai said “We successfully hosted the Chiba World Taekwondo Grand Prix earlier this month. During the Chiba Grand Prix, not only myself, but also about 300 children who watched the WT Demonstration team’s awe-inspiring performance at Elementary School, were hugely delighted. We learned the true value of taekwondo. We will do our best to be a one of the best events in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games."