Delhi-based central university, Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) University has started Korean martial art, Taekwondo classes, following a MoU with Korean Cultural Centre India KCCI. JMI also becomes the first national university in India to do so.
Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art with the history of almost 2,000 years and is currently being practiced in 211 countries around the world. It was adopted as an official Olympic sport in 2000. India also won a total of 26 medals at 2019 South Asian Games, including nine gold medals.
Taekwondo Master Lee said,” As Taekwondo is a martial arts sport that teaches self-reliance, integrity, and perseverance I feel honoured to be able to contribute to its growth. With the recent partnership with Jamia Millia Islamia University I hope that students learn these qualities that taekwondo represents and be confident and ready for any challenges life throws at them.”
KCCI has already been conducting Taekwondo classes for over 1,350 students in 20 schools all over India. The introduction of Taekwondo classes at university, higher education level is a step taken towards Korean Cultural Centre India’s commitment to introduce Korean culture in an extensive and systematic manner. To continue this momentum, Korean Cultural Centre India plans to expand and introduce more cultural and educational contents not only Korean language and Taekwondo classes in more schools and universities.