On this April 6th our Taekwon-Do groups join the White Card digital campaign to raise an approaching to peace, empathy and solidarity. ITF Taekwon-Do is a martial art and a way of life, but we are also an sport, and also a recreative activity and a tool for social development. And this is my work alongside with many people that I will lose count if I mention all of them. But, if they read this article they will know that from the bottom of my heart I thank them. Through programs such as Kids Program, Harmony Program and Adapted Program we bring people from all range of ages to learn and enjoy Taekwon-Do in a different way. Also we follow our five tenets: courtesy, integrity, perseverance and indomitable spirit that permeated and shaped the everyday training of Taekwon-Do. And we are qualifying instructors to teach better with good teaching methodology and the beast with a an empathetic attitude. So, everyone who step inside our dojang have stepped on the path that is worth taking. With ITF Taekwon-Do we make feel our students it was the right choice to begin with this martial art, the way to become a martial artist and become a better person everyday.
As April 6th is the commemoration of the hard work being carried out every day by international sport organizations, athletes, coaches and NGOs that play a fundamental role by transmitting the educational values of sports to people of all ages throughout the world. We also join this movement, now more than ever in middle of some many disaster globally, we need to stand for peace through something that bring us together: Sports. And this is what I am doing with Kickboxing and Taekwon-Do programs in our training center in Taipei City, alongside with my wife, who has fully supported my ideals and projects. With these initiatives we must rise up to reach the ideal to build a better world. The White Card Campaign on April 6th provides the opportunity to highlight sport as a force for peace and to demonstrate that sport can accelerate social transformation and foster the construction of inclusive and peaceful societies. This is my second time joining this campaign alongside with my kickboxing students after our nigh training this Wednesday.