March 7, 2021 (LOUISVILLE KY) –Hwang’s Martial Arts (HMA) will host its 2nd Worldwide Online Demonstration Competition to benefit the Jung Hwang Legacy Foundation in defiance of the global pandemic.
In November 2020, HMA did something no one else ever tried. It held a virtual demonstration team competition online. “It was a great success” states Kevin Gardner, Co-Director of the event. “This is something we pulled together in a little over a month. We had 8 teams compete from around the world in an online competition that had over 3,000 streaming views and gather over 50,000 social media impressions. The feedback was so positive we had to do it again.”
Planning for the 2nd Worldwide Online Demonstration Competition began with hours of completion of the November Event. “We were both shocked and excited.” said Gardner. “Before the streaming broadcast was over for the November competition, we received a message from Grandmaster Hwang to announce that we would hold a 2nd bigger Online Competition in March 2021”. Since that announcement 20 Taekwondo demonstration teams from 4 countries have registered to compete in the updated and upgraded event.
Businesses impacted by global pandemic have had to adapt. Online and virtual events are becoming the norm. It is estimate that over 5,000 martial arts schools will close in the wake of the pandemic. Hwang’s Martial Arts in Louisville, Kentucky is determined to defy the odds and is helping other schools in process. “In normal times, we would have been finishing up our 34th Annual World Taekwondo Championships in October, but due to restrictions we planned an internal competition between our three school locations in Louisville over Zoom”. Master Stacy Koch, Co-Director states. “It seemed to organically grow from an internal competition to a worldwide event and now we are set to do it again on a much larger scale.”
Inspired by his Never Give Up; Yes, I Can philosophy, Grandmaster Jung Hwang challenged his team with this new event. “We learned a lot from our November competition” reports Don Ault, the Technology Director for HMA. “We have upgraded almost everything about this competition. More teams, more countries and an enhanced streaming experience. We will even have an exhibition performance from the Yong-In University Taekwondo Demonstration team from South Korea.” The 2nd Worldwide Online Demonstration Competition will be broadcast live over two weekends in March on the YouTube Live, Facebook Live and Instagram TV social media networks. Divisional competition will begin on March 12th and 13th with the winners moving forward to compete in the Championship round on March 20th where one team will be crowned World Champion and earn a prize of $2,000.
Teams competing in the 2nd Worldwide Demo Competition include: three teams from Korea Black Belt Center (South Korea), KBBC China at KIS International School (China), two teams from Champ Martial Arts (Anchorage, Alaska), Kwon’s Martial Arts (Poughkeepsie, New York), Major Taekwondo (Atlanta, Georgia), Han’s White Tiger Taekwondo (Liberty Township, Ohio), Tiger Lee Martial Arts (Delaware, OH), AK Family Taekwondo (Eagle River, Alaska), YH Park Taekwondo Academy (Levittown, New York), Master Lee’s USK Taekwondo (Angleton, Texas), Lee’s White Tiger Taekwondo
For more information contact: Mimi Hwang, 502.412.7755 email@example.com
(Burlington, North Carolina), Elite TOMA (Trooper, Pennsylvania), Guerreros De Centro Habana (Havana, Cuba), and four teams from Hwang’s Martial Arts (Louisville, Kentucky).
Hwang’s Martial Arts will host the 2nd Worldwide Online Demonstration via live stream on several social media networks. For links to the streaming links go to https://hwangsmartialarts.com/worldwide .
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Jung Hwang Legacy Foundation. Launched in 2019 The Jung Hwang Legacy Foundation a charitable organization inspired by the life experiences and vision of Grandmaster Jung Hwang. Under his guidance, the student and families of Hwang’s Martial Arts have raised and donated over $1 Million for local charities and non-profits. The Mission of The Jung Hwang Legacy Foundation is to provide opportunities both locally and abroad for individuals, families, and organizations to affect positive change in living fuller, healthier, and more meaningful lives.
WHO: Hwang’s Martial Arts (Louisville, KY)
WHAT: Hwang’s Martial Arts (HMA) will be hosting the 2nd Worldwide Online Taekwondo Demonstration Competition benefiting The Jung Hwang Legacy Foundation. Competing this year will be 20 teams from all over the world including China, South Korea, Cuba and the United States. Teams will be competing in four divisions with the goal of winning monetary prizes of $2,000, $1,000, and $500.
WHEN: Red Division – Friday, March 12, 2021, 7:00 pm EST
Blue Division – Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:00 am EST
Green Division – Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:00 pm EST
Yellow Division – Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:00 pm EST
Championship Round – Saturday, March 20, 2021 (Time TBD to accommodate teams competing in different time zones)
WHERE: Facebook Live Stream
YouTube Live Stream
Instagram TV https://hwangsmartialarts.com/worldwide/
WHY: The coronavirus has caused cancellations of events small and large, even as large as the Olympic Games. Hwang’s Martial Arts, under the leadership of Grandmaster Hwang, is persevering and motivating the world to overcome.
About Hwang Martial Arts: For over 40 years, Hwang’s Martial Arts has been bringing the absolute best in Martial Arts instruction to the Louisville community. In 2012, HMA received #1 in Education presented by Republic Bank for the We Care Award and received the “Leadership in Action” award presented by the Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition to providing free Taekwondo class to JCPS elementary schools, Hwang’s Martial Arts has donated over $1 Million to local charities and strives to take initiative in community service and volunteerism on and off the mat. To accommodate all our students and growing popularity, we now have three locations to serve Louisville.
About Grandmaster Jung Hwang: Born in South Korea, Grand Master Jung Hwang is a Silver Medalist in Judo from 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Graduate of Yong-In University, Grandmaster Hwang was invited to the United States to teach Taekwondo and Judo at the University of Tennessee, Martin. He received his Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and published a book titled, “A Survey of the Historical, Philosophical, Conditioning, and Educational Dimensions of Taekwondo and Other Martial Arts.” In 1986, He opened his first martial arts school. Recipient of numerous awards including the Peacekeeper award from the Grandmasters’ Hall of Fame, Grandmaster Hwang is the world’s 1st 19th Degree combined black belt with belts in Judo, Hapkido and Taekwondo.