Title : Postage Stamp in commemoration of the 2nd World Taikwondo Championships
Stamp Serial#
972 
KPC#
C-680 
MICHEL#
999 
StanGib#
1196 
Scott#
989 
Date of Issue
08/25/1975 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
taikwondo 
Designer
Chung, Hee Jin 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The second World Taikwondo Championships are to be held in Seoul from August 25 through September 1, 1975, with a large number of Taikwondo athletes from many countries of the World competing with one another in strength and skill.

Tai-kwon-do, a martial art peculiar to Korea, dates from the period of Kokuryo(olden Korea) some 3000 year ago. Later during the period of Silla, Taikwondo was adopted by our ancestors demonstrating the strong and gallant aspects of our National culture. Today, Taikwondo is contributing a great deal to the development of World culture as it has grown to become a World sport.

With the establishment of the Korean Taikwondo Association on September 16,1961, Taikwondo was officially adopted as a sport game to be played at the 43rd National Athletic Meet in 1962. On November 30, 1972, Kook-ki-won(National Martial Arts Gymnasium) was erected as a kind of the center for World Taikwondo. Championships were held at Kookkiwon from March 25 through 27, 1973.

On the following day, March 28 the same year, the World Taikwondo League was inaugurated by the participants in the Championships, successfully renewing the image of Taikwondo to the entire World. In the hope that Taikwondo, the National martial art of Korea, will be spread widely throughout the World, thereby helping enhance the National dignity and pride of our people, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this commemorative Postage Stamp.