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Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial art. ©UNESCO 2009
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Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial art

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Taekkyeon is a traditional Korean martial art that makes use of fluid, rhythmic dance-like movements to strike an opponent, while teaching consideration and moderation. The graceful movements are gentle and circular but can explode with enormous flexibility and strength, employing a variety of offensive and defensive skills. As a part of seasonal farming-related traditions, Taekkyeon serves to facilitate community integration and promotes public health. A great number of people practice it as a daily activity and the Korean Taekkyeon Association promotes its transmission.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/Country: Republic of Korea
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Jung Sung-hun-BPLUS PICTURES CO, director.
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Rights/Droits: © 2009 by Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea

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