The 2nd Martial Arts Open School
○ Project Summary - Martial Arts Open Schools are held all around th world but in particular, focuses on encouraging youth and women to participate in martial arts activities in martial arts activities in the developing countries.
This programme has been centred on the themes of martial arts training classes and master training.
- Dates: 2018.06.25 ~ 2018.11.16
- Targeted Countries: 4 countries (Kenya, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Canada)
- Number of Participants: Total 400 participants - Main martial arts 1. African Kenpo Class in Kenya 2. Taekwondo Class in Jordan 3. Taekwondo Class in Kyrgyzstan 4. Taekkyeon Class in Canada
○ Project Design and Methodology
- Facilitating the capacity building of martial arts trainers in the consolidation of peace and reconciliation culture and promotion of the values of martial arts as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity
- Martial Arts Open School classes focus on engaging youth in martial arts classes (2 to 3 months) designed and lead by the martial arts masters dispatched to the schools and communities
○ Key Outcomes
- Provided access to martial arts classes for children and youth in UNESCO member states where there are no school curricula on martial arts and promoting good health and well-being of people around the world.
- Raised awareness of Taekkyeon, the only martial arts listed on the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO and martial arts in general to the communities in particular, the youth generation.
○ Coordination and partnership
- African Kenpo Federation, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, Korean Cultural Centre in Canada, Ministry of Education of Jordan, Kyrgyzstan national commission for UNESCO