Taekwondo

  • Tiger Shroff gets fifth degree honorary black belt from World Taekwondo headquarters August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: After a successful debut, actor Tiger Shroff has now received a fifth degree honorary black belt from the Kukkiwon - World Taekwondo headquarters, an organisation established by the South Korean government. "I am so honoured to have received a 5th degree honorary black belt from the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo headquarters!...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Delhi: Taekwondo trainer's home open for all those left on streets August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. The shelter located in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area provides love and care to the mentally challenged, elderly, differently-abled,...
  • Brothers claim Guinness World Record in taekwondo July 21, 2013

    Aurangabad: Two brothers from Aurangabad, Naeem and Rais Shabbir Khan, claim to have created a Guinness World Record in taekwondo by hitting 37,161 full contact kicks in one hour. The Khan brothers say they created the record at the LP Community Hall, Hyderabad on April 21, 2013. The rare feat was earlier...
  • Snapshot: Shah Rukh's son Aryan throws a flying kick February 7, 2013

    Shah Rukh's son Aryan, who is a black belt in Taekwondo, is seen throwing a flying kick during his training session. The photos were uploaded on Aryan's page on Facebook. ...
  • South Korea, Argentina take taekwondo golds August 11, 2012

    London: South Korea and Argentina won Olympic taekwondo gold medals on Friday in two dramatically different finals. In the women's 67-kilogram division, Hwang Kyung-seon defended the title she first won at the Beijing Games by beating Nur Tatar of Turkey 12-5 in an action-packed final where both fighters were on the...
  • Turkey's Tazegul wins men's taekwondo gold August 10, 2012

    London: Servet Tazegul of Turkey has won the Olympic taekwondo gold medal in the men's 68-kilogram division on Thursday. The 23-year-old Tazegul is the world No. 1 and defeated Mohammad Bagheri Motamed of Iran by a score of 6 to 5 in a closely fought final where he was often in...
  • Olympics: Jones wins women's 57kg taekwondo gold August 10, 2012

    London: Jade Jones won Britain's first taekwondo gold medal on Thursday in the women's 57-kilogram division. Cheered on by thousands of British fans, Jones defeated China's Hou Yuzhuo 6-4 in a cagey final where both fighters struggled to score. Jones eventually managed to get past Hou's blocks and landed several body...
  • Four Indians in taekwondo quarterfinals November 18, 2010

    Guangzhou: Four Indians advanced to the quarterfinals of Taekwondo competition in their respective categories in the Asian Games here on Thursday. Latika Bhandari and Y Shantibala Devi entered the quarterfinals of women's 53kg and 57kg respectively while P Anand and Sandeep Kundu made it to the last eight in men's 80kg...
  • SRK cheers for his kids at Taekwondo competition October 5, 2010

    Actor Shahrukh Khan took time out from his busy schedule to cheer for his kids Aryan and Suhana, who were competing in the 6th National Taekwondo competition held in Mumbai. ...
  • Neil Nitin learns taekwondo March 29, 2010

    After a rigorous crash-course in taekwondo in Bangkok, Neil Nitin Mukesh not only performed the martial arts for the camera he also directed the action scenes of an innerwear ad himself. It was a sure sign of this young actor's progression towards his ultimate goal -- direction. In fact Neil's mentor...
  • Olympic hopeful opens brothel to pay for training July 14, 2009

    Wellington: A cash-strapped Olympic hopeful in New Zealand says he has been forced to open a brothel to fund his bid for taekwondo glory in 2012, but officials say his entry into the sex trade could mean his exit from international sport. Logan Campbell, who represented his country in Beijing last...
  • Taekwondo fights for Olympic survival after kick in the face August 24, 2008

    Beijing: A kick in the face of a taekwondo referee by furious loser Angel Valodia Matos had officials in damage control on Sunday as they tried to prop up a sport which is fighting for Olympic survival. Controversy was the last thing taekwondo needed in Beijing following angry scenes in Athens...
  • Cuban ex-champ expelled for kicking referee August 23, 2008

    Beijing: Cuba's former Olympic taekwondo champion Angel Valodia Matos was expelled from major international competitions for kicking the referee in the head when he was disqualified in a match on Saturday. The 31-year-old chased Swedish referee Chakir Chelbat as soon as he was sent off for taking too much injury time...
  • Judges overturn decision for 'robbed' British fighter August 23, 2008

    Beijing: British taekwondo fighter Sarah Stevenson was on Saturday declared the winner of a controversial Olympic Games quarter-final tie which had been originally awarded to her Chinese opponent. Stevenson had lost the +67kg heavyweight clash after judges failed to award her high-kick to the head of Chen Zhong which would have...
  • UAE sheikha kicked in her face in taekwondo debut August 23, 2008

    Beijing: A sports-loving princess from the United Arab Emirates made her Olympic debut at the Beijing Games Friday and was kicked in the head by a two-time world taekwondo champion. "I'm pretty hard headed. It doesn't bother me at all. I'm pretty used to it. I'm a tough girl. Don't worry,"...
  • Taekwondo champ Lopez wins clash of the clans August 22, 2008

    Beijing: Olympic and world champion Steven Lopez of the United States subdued Turkey's Bahri Tanrikulu Friday to settle a score in a rivalry between two taekwondo clans. The American, fighting for a third straight Olympic gold medal, came from behind to beat 78-84kg world champion Tanrikulu in the 80kg welterweight first...
  • Olympic, world taekwondo champs set to clash August 20, 2008

    Beijing: Taiwan's defending Olympic champion Chu Mu-yen and world champion Juan Antonio Ramos of Spain stayed on course for a high-profile -58kg semi-final clash at the Beijing Games on Wednesday. Chu, 26, overwhelmed Kenya's Dickson Wamwiri 7-0 in his opening bout to face Yulis Gabriel Mercedes of the Dominican Republic in...
  • Taekwondo August 2, 2008

    The 8 events Men (four events): under 58kg, under 68kg, under 80kg, over 80kg Women (four events): under 49kg, under 57kg, under 67kg, over 67kg The format For each weight category, the competition unravels in a straight knock-out format. The losers of the semi-finals drop into the final four of the consolation...
  • No arrest in taekwondo champ rape case August 17, 2006

    New Delhi: Gurgaon Police said on Thursday they are yet to nab the five people accused of raping a 21-year-old taekwondo expert for over six months. Police said teams had been sent to Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi where the five men could be hiding. "We have identified the accused and would...
  • Taekwondo player alleges rape by coach August 16, 2006

    New Delhi: A national level taekwondo player has accused the national team's coach of raping her. The woman has alleged that her coach Subhash Yogi along with three other men have been gang-raping her for the past six months. She has also alleged in her complaint that after a couple...