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Oregon State Hanmadang Returns to Eugene, Oregon

3 May, 2019


Since 1992, Taekwondo Hanmadang has been recognized as the leading international competition on the various Taekwondo techniques and skills. The Oregon State Hanmadang is set to return to Eugene, Oregon on May 3-4, 2019. This event is a nationally sanctioned USTC event and a regional qualifier for the US Open International Taekwondo Hanmadang.

Fresh off its successful first year, this exciting and modern martial arts event has received national attention and has inspired other USTC events around the country to follow this model for their own tournaments.

Furthering the tournament’s reputation and reach, the Saturday event will feature coast to coast live broadcast coverage highlights and interviews, shown in North Carolina, California, Illinois, Indiana, and Colorado. The tournament will feature regional athletes, including teams from Montana, Washington, Idaho, and all over Oregon.

The event will bring national and international professional officials and judges. Among them, the Executive Director of the International US Open Taekwondo Hanmadang, Grand Master Doug Fuechsel and Grand Master Nelson De Jesus, Head Official for the U.S. Taekwondo Committee.

“Eugene is proud to support athletes of all kinds and welcomes professional events like the Hanmadang Tournament that benefit our community. These tournaments foster courage, self-discipline, integrity, perseverance and fair play. It was inspiring to watch instructors and high-ranking masters come together to create a positive experience for their students. This tournament brought visiting Masters from up and down the West Coast to enjoy our community for the weekend, exploring our restaurants and microbrew pubs, music venues, museums, galleries, and running and biking trails.” -Mayor Lucy Vinis, Mayor of Eugene, Oregon.

The Oregon State Hanmadang is an uplifting, inspiring, high quality celebration of the history, spirit and future of martial arts and Taekwondo. Creating a focal point for the Pacific Northwest martial arts community, bringing together practitioners of many types of martial arts, giving them a space to connect, compete, and celebrate one another. For more information, go to oshanmadang.com.

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