Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters

Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters

Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters
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Neighbourhood: Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
If you thought business and fun couldn’t mix, look no further than urban Gangnam and the nearby neighborhoods. On the surface, Gangnam comes off as a strictly business district with a plethora of high-rise office buildings jutting into the sky and the steady streams of office workers bustling about. But interlaced within are a string of shops, restaurants, bars, and other spots for entertainment. If Myeongdong is the generic meet-up and hangout spot north of the Han River, Gangnam is its answer for those on the south side. As evening comes, Gangnam comes alive with its countless neon lights attracting hordes of office workers, friends, and couples for food, drinks, perhaps a bit of singing at a noraebang, and more drinks. And the smattering of clubs around also draws plenty of folks looking to unwind and show off their moves on the dance floor. On weekends, the crowds gets bigger, the energy buzzes to a seemingly nonstop high, and Gangnam makes it clear why so many call Seoul the city that never sleeps.
How to get there
  • Gangnam • 7 min walk
  • Sinnonhyeon • 7 min walk
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
I heard that they were doing performances, but stopped after last year. Why aren't they doing demonstrations in 2019?
Written 8 July 2019
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Stefanie C
London, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
After practicing tkd for 20 years myself it’s an absolute must. Ppl on the property are friendly and helpful.

Entry is free

Seeing the team training is one of the most impressive things for every sportsman.
Definitely recommend
Written 28 April 2019
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Brian Mc
Castlebar, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I have visited 2 times in 3 years and had the good fortune to meet some of the great staff that represent TKD in Korea and in the development of the sport.

I was presented with a visitor certificate on arrival and hosted through a short tour.

The museum was very interesting and my host was able to translate some very interesting elements of the sports history for me. The area also hosts a number of TKD stores and you can pick up good quality gear and training accessories.

If visiting, plan to attend on any day except Monday, 9which is the TKD demonstration teams day off).
Written 12 November 2019
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Massimo S
Prato, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Come back Seoul every year.
Wonderful stay
Wonderful place
Kukkiwon are a mecca of taekwondo
All practice Going in this site.
Museum events.
Go into this place!!!!!!
Written 11 July 2018
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Ghostwalker72
Vernon, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Family
It is a great organization but for a tourist not much of a site to visit unless you go to their demo show "Great Tae Kwon Do". It combines legend, a ton of board breaking and action. It was a blast! At the end you can break a board with the cast.
Their website sucks so get someone Korean speaking to figure out times.
Written 15 July 2017
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
One of the best Taekwondo demonstration I have seen, the plank breaking was really impressive. Show duration is about one hour and the performance hall is about 10 minutes walk from Gangnam station, exit 12.
Written 22 October 2017
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r_caden
Seoul, South Korea
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Family
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Kukkiwon's Taekwando demonstration show. It told a story, and combined TKD moves into a narrative with a big screen in the background. I had expected to just see people do some routines. This was much more interesting. The artists did a great job too, with many difficult moves. I deducted a star because, as an english-only speaker, it was hard to get tickets. I had to contact AskAjumma to get tickets for me. And the time of the show was not advertised anywhere that I could find. But once I had the tickets, there was a nice gentlemen at the arena who helped us get seated. After the show they invited people who wanted to break a board to come onto the stage. The emcee spoke English and Korean so my kids were able to join in and broke their first board! Very cool.
Written 28 July 2017
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Went there as my kid learns taekwando. Quite an interesting experience but you will only spend max 1 hour there.
Written 25 December 2023
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Thomas P
Miami, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
A wonderful institute established by Kukkiwon to promote globally the Korean tradition of Taekwando. They have a museum and cafetaria for visitors to explore. They also regularly organize international competition and demonstrations of Taekwando. It was an amazing experience participating in the September 2016 festival. I got to see the talented competitors of all age groups from different nations participating. Several nations also presented tradition dances and had their food stalls during this festival.
Written 27 September 2016
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