The Korean Taekwondo Association was formed in 1961.
In November 1972, Kukkiwon was formed.
In May 1973, the first Taekwondo Championships was held and 17 countries competed.
In December 1973, the World Taekwondo Federation was formed and every two years there is a World Taekwondo Championship.
In 1976 the Taekwondo championships were held in Melbourne by the Australian Taekwondo Association with 18 countries competing and the Australian team coming in second place.
Taekwondo means foot fist discipline.
In 2006 I joined the wonderful sport. Back then I was little and I didn't have a care in the world about anything and I knew that someday I would learn the real meaning of Taekwondo. About two years later, I became more aware of things around me and my dad told me the true meaning of Taekwondo. Then I realised how important Taekwondo was to me.
Someday someone might attack me with a knife and I could be injured but thanks to Taekwondo I would know how to defend myself and have a better chance of surviving. Taekwondo has not just helped me with my self defence, it has also helped me with my confidence, fitness, flexibility, coordination and lots more. Now I am more confident because I know that if someone bullies me or tries to hurt me I can defend myself. I can now play in the playground without the worry of someone hurting me.
Getting a Black Belt will mean a lot to me. I have done Taekwondo for about 5 1/2 years now and I will not quit after I get my Black Belt, and I will continue to try as hard as I can. I would like to say thank you to Master No, my dad Darryl Obelt, my brother Dane Obelt, Dongmin Lim, Wantae Kim and Terry for helping me throughout my Taekwondo life. I would also like to thank you to Anna and Luke for training with me.
Some people think that Taekwondo is kicking and punching but to me Taekwondo is a lot more to me, Taekwondo is an important part of my life.