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Title [Centre News] The 3rd Martial Arts Open School
ICM is operating the 3rd Martial Arts Open School in three countries, including Ghana (Accra), India (New Delhi), and Thailand (Bangkok), from June to August of 2019. This Open School will offer regular martial arts sessions for five or three days per week to teenagers and women, and the Centre will provide necessary supplies (T-shirt, notebook, pen, mat, etc.).
The Martial Arts Open School in Accra, Ghana will take place for eight weeks from 24 June to 16 August hosting around 200 teenagers (aged between 11 and 19) to offer capoeira and taekwondo lessons in a two track system led by both a local instructor (Professor Obadele Kambon from University of Ghana) and two other instructors (to be recruited) dispatched from Seoul.
In New Delhi, India, the Martial Arts Open School will be welcoming around 200 teenagers (aged between 11 and 19) for eight weeks from 24 June to 23 August at Korean Cultural Center in India. During this period, an instructor (Master Yang Jae-sik) from the Taekkyeon Conservation Association will teach taekkyeon in an effort to popularise the traditional martial arts listed as UNESCO heritage.
The Martial Arts Open School in Thailand will accommodate around 150 teenagers (aged between 11 and 19) for 11 weeks from 3 June to 16 August in Bangkok. The sessions will be conducted both at a private studio ()and school by local instructors upon request.
The Centre has been operating the Martial Arts Open School every year since 2017, which makes this year its third year, with the purpose of promoting the participants’ physical and emotional development and ultimately contributing to achieving the Kazan Action Plan and SDGs. In addition, by further disseminating the values of those martial arts listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, it also aims to raise social awareness thereof and help spread martial arts activities in local communities.
* Detailed schedules and plans of the Martial Arts Open School are subject to change
- Report on the
2nd Martial Arts Open School in 2018(Click to see)