It is fabulous to see quick movements of fighters in martial arts, of which boxing, karate, wrestling, and sumo are a just few types. Korea’s taekwondo is also a popular martial art that has become an official event of the Olympics since 2000. Martial arts began for the purposes of self-defense and military combat. Furthermore, some people use them as a means of mental and spiritual training.
In films, TV shows, and other media, we can get a brief glimpse of fighters’ artistic speed and strength. But at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival, you can see fighters floating like birds and stinging like bees in real life! The festival will be held from Sept. 22 to 28 at the World Martial Arts Park in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province. There will be different events such as competitions, experience lessons, seminars, performances and even kids competitions. Especially, it is a great chance to see pencak silat, an Indonesia martial art. There will be many competitors from over 10 countries. If you are interested in martial arts, come to Chungju and enjoy the exclusive festival!
Sheena Kim Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. What is a popular Korean martial art?
2. What is pencak sikat?
1. What is the reason why martial arts began?
2. Should people learn martial arts like taekwondo? Why? Why not?