Taekwondo is a combat sport in which the aim is to hit the opponent in target areas with hands and feet with different techniques, which score points. Although rare, wins can also occur by knockout or judge's decision.
Taekwondo originated in Korea shortly after the end of World War II, when Korean martial artists with backgrounds in Japanese, Chinese and Korean martial arts tried to merge these martial art styles and unify them. The Korea Taekwondo Association was the first governing body for taekwondo, formed in 1959, and eventually it became an Olympic event at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Hong Kong Taekwondo Association
The taekwondo events at the 9th Asia Pacific Deaf Games will be co-organised with the Hong Kong Taekwondo Association, who have developed the sport of taekwondo through its forty-plus affiliated clubs and hundred-plus training facilities all around Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Taekwondo Association has also played host to world-class events such as the 13th International Taekwondo Championship and 6th International Ladies' Taekwondo Championship.
SHEK KIP MEI PARK SPORTS CENTRE
2.11.2019 - 4.11.2019
Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre located at 290 Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po, nearby Pak Tin Estate, which was open to public since 1 May 1997. The sports centre provides various recreational facilities, which welcome groups and individuals to use during the opening hours. In addition, the sports centre also organizes a wide range of recreational activities and programmes in every month. We welcome every citizen to take part actively in various activities and programmes.