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Taekwondo in High Schools and in the Air Force School

The Guatemalan Taekwondo Federation has implemented an important strategy to enlarge and increase the development of our sport through two pilot projects that are being carried out in important schools.


In early 2011, our Federation presented two exhibitions at the facilities of both educational institutions in which students had the opportunity to know what taekwondo is and the presentation of our National Teams.

It is important to highlight that Taekwondo has been included in the obligatory Curriculum of the sports classes of both Colegio Sagrado Corazon and the Aviation Technical School.

Our Federation has two main objectives in establishing this educational program:

* Broaden the access to practice taekwondo at the high school level, and help students to have a sports culture.

* Recruit talented youngsters who could participate in our national teams.

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High School Program

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Presently our trainers are working with 300 young ladies between 13 and 17 years three ours a day four days a week.

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Group of high school students in training.

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Military Program

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At the Aviation Military School our Federation is teaching Taekwondo to 500 women and men among 15 and 22 years, who will be the future airplane technicians, pilots and skydivers.

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Ms. Mary Borello, President of MNA and WTF Council Member at the opening of the program, (Center) accompanied by Ten. Carlos Duran, Cor. Fredy Gonzalez, Director of the Aviation Military School and Coaches Claudio Aranda and Laura López, from left to right.

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Para Taekwondo Program

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During 2011 we will continue working in our Para Taekwondo Program at the Margarita Tejada Foundation. Over the past ten years, this program has given us many rewards because Taekwondo has shown to give people with Down syndrome a sense of solidarity and dignity. In providing these youngsters with a worthy place within Guatemalan Taekwondo Federation we are taking a great step in promoting human relations and integrating them to society as recognized members.

Our country is going through tough times, specially this 2011 in which presidential elections effects are felt in all levels of society. Poverty and violence turn even more intense. However, we are convinced that through these programs we are giving people a different perspective of life; we are giving them the hope that things can be different through hard work and self-confidence, and we are giving them the hope that dreams can come true. We are sure that in addition to teach them the techniques of Taekwondo, we will teach them the deep values and principles of our sport as, respect, loyalty, self-control, perseverance, modesty and indomitable spirit.

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Coach Oscar Milian and a group of Margarita Tejada Fundation students.

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I wish there could be a taekwondo team in my school just like there is soccer teams and wrestling teams why can’t there be taekwondoe teams? Please do something put taekwondoe teams in school like lawrance north high school in Indianapolis indiana