On November 19th, 2021, Kukkiwon’s newly elected president, Grandmaster Dong Sup Lee, and longtime colleague Grandmaster Eung Gil Choi, founder of the United States Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy traveled to the beautiful Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida to present the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump with an Honorary 9th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. “I heard that Donald Trump is highly interested in Taekwondo,” Lee was quoted as saying to the press. Understanding that some people may choose to assign political meaning to this event, the Kukkiwon president noted in his posts and images on social media, and in subsequent interviews: “This ceremony is not related
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