The clompletion cereomony for the 2nd International Youth Martial Arts Camp(IYMAC) was held on August 12. About 80 youth from 6 countries had a chance for cultural exchange learning each other's martial arts during five days and six nights of the camp. For youth capacity building, this year’s camp organised a group of supporters that consisted of 12 Korean high school students.
August 12, UNESCO ICM held a completion ceremony for the 2nd International Youth
Martial Arts Camp sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and
Tourism, Chungbuk Province, and Chungju City.
During the camp, which was held for
six days, and five nights from August 8 to 13, 80 youths from six countries
(Bulgaria, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Korea) practiced other
countries’ martial arts and shared their cultures with each other. They also
visited Youngin University to watch Taekwondo and Yongmudo demonstrations,
practiced these martial arts skills, and learnt about the philosophies of the
martial arts. Other highlights included an invitational lecture on the culture
of peace and reconciliation given by Mr. Kim Gui-bae, Director of the Science
and Cultural Division at the Korean National Commission for UNESCO,
recreational and cultural experiences, and water sport activities that helped
participants make friendship.
as a programme for young martial artists to interact with each other, the
International Youth Martial Arts Camp marked its second year. For youth
capacity building, this year’s camp organised a group of supporters that
consisted of 12 Korean high school students. They served as the closest guides and
interpreters for the middle schoolers participating in the camp and assisted in
the overall management of the camp.
UNESCO ICM plans to keep holding the International Youth Martial Arts Camp as a way to
promote youth development, leadership, and a community spirit based on the
philosophical and cultural values of martial arts.