N.Korean taekwondo

Posted on : 2011-06-13 13:51 KST Modified on : 2019-10-19 20:29 KST

North Korean taekwondo athletes demonstrate martial arts in front of 700 spectators at Lowell High School near Boston in the United States, June 11 (local time). They performed basic moves, and also smashed bricks and pine boards.

The 17-member North Korean Taekwondo Demonstration Team officially started a week-long tour in United States as a part of a goodwill exchange between taekwondo practitioners in both countries. They are going to perform in New York City on Sunday, June 12 and then in Pennsylvania on June 14 before heading back home on June 16. It is the second U.S. tour of the team, following the first in 2007.

Taekwondo is a traditional Korean martial art that has made significant gains in international popularity over the years.

(Photo by Yonhap News)