Seoul City has decided to move the stage used for taekwondo demonstration performances (held at Gyeonghuigung Palace in previous years to attract tourists’ attention) to Namsangol Hanok Village this year, and hold the event every Wednesday and Saturday, starting with an opening performance at 4 pm, April 9, until October.
Notably, the city will introduce “mobile performances in tourism districts,” with performers visiting major tourist areas frequented by foreigners, including Insa-dong and Myeong-dong; and “Special Spring and Autumn Performances” at Seoul Plaza this year, to provide tourists with a chance to experience Korea’s traditional martial art conveniently.
In addition, the Taekwondo experience program for foreigners will be held at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm on Wednesday and Saturday every week at Namsangol Hanok Village. Foreigners wishing to experience taekwondo rather than simply watch can participate in taekwondo practice sessions by making a reservation via the website or by phone.
Event information and reservation
– Reservations can be made via the event’s website www.taekwonseoul.org For further information, visit Kukkiwon’s website www.kukkiwon.or.kr
– Inquiries: Tourism Division, Seoul City Hall +82-2-2171-2462 / Kukkiwon +82-2-3469-0134