Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00
Y.H. Park TaeKwonDo Academy will be hosting the 2012 New York Open TaeKwonDo Championships/Korean Cultural Festival on Saturday Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. in the Chaminade High School Athletic Center in Mineola.
The tournament will consist of competitive sparring, board breaking, and forms as well as a Team Demo Competitions. Highlighting this year’s event will be a special showcase between the national level team from New York facing off against international rival Team Mexico.
This exciting sports and cultural event will also feature seminars prior to and during the festival, Korean style food, and Korean Cultural Performances.
This event is recognized by the World TaeKwonDo Federation and sanctioned by the US TaeKwonDo Leaders Union. Additionally, the event has received the support of the Nassau County government with the historic institution of “Nassau County TaeKwonDo Day” on the tournament date. In keeping with this important theme the New York Open Organizing Committee will be selecting 10 Masters/Instructors for receipt of a special Citation from Nassau County for their outstanding contributions to the success of the tournament.
In addition to being supported by the Nassau County Government, the event is sponsored by The Korean Cultural Service of NY, AT Center New York, Flushing Savings Bank, Dynamics World, The Korean Cuisine Globalization Initiative and Briarcliffe College.
As the only festival without any political, commercial, or profit based agenda (it is a non-profit event), the event prides itself on using TaeKwonDo as a tool to bring together and embrace the different cultures of the world, regardless of race and creed, hence the Y.H. Park TaeKwonDo Academy philosophy: “TaeKwonDo, One Family One Vision.”
Press packets and passes are available in advance of the event. Spectator tickets are available on the date of the event. Applications may be downloaded at www.yhpark.com. A press conference for this event has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Briarcliffe College’s Bethpage Campus with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano.