On my last day in Korea, I took my second pilgrimage to Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters. I’m kidding about the pilgrimage; I wanted to go shopping in the taekwondo stores on the way. At Kukkiwon, it was amazing to see a class in progress. Look: adults! People my height, if not taller!
Round the corner from the gym and above the cafeteria, I walked up to the Kukkiwon Museum, which was closed the last time I was there. It was fascinating to see all this memorabilia from competitions around the world.
Check out this championship cup from Nepal:
It was interesting to brush up on taekwondo graphic design:
And look at this old hogu made of bamboo:
There were some posters from championships in Manila:
I’m remembering my first pilgrimage here.