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Spreading Korean Taekwondo to the World

Having visited and worked in a number of countries in Asia, Master No Rae has found Hong Kong the ideal place to pass on his skills and spirit

NRG Taekwondo Korea Ltd was recently set up by No Rae, or known as Master No Rae, a native Taekwondo Master from Korea who has achieved Taekwondo fifth Dan grade black belt, and graduated with honours from the Korea Nazarene University.

“Originated from Korea, Taekwondo is one of the martial arts included in the Olympic Games and is what I have devoted my life to,” Master No Rae said.

Spreading Korean Taekwondo to the World

His early engagement in Taekwondo since the age of nine has not only boosted his confidence and physical fitness but also made him more optimistic. As a result, he decided to become a Master to teach and spread the spirit of Taekwondo from the age of 12. To fulfill this goal, he took part in international tournaments and participated in demonstrations in foreign countries.

Diverse Cultures

After teaching in Korea, Ukraine, the Philippines and Indonesia, and visiting some other countries including the US, Master No Rae decided that Hong Kong is the place to be for him to continue his passion for Taekwondo.

“I enjoy my teaching time here in Hong Kong and have fallen in love with the city through the students I taught. As the hub of Asia, Hong Kong is where people of diverse nationalities and ethnicities come and eventually settle. Large firms establish and invest in Hong Kong in order to make a difference. This is why I decided to open the first Taekwondo learning centre in Hong Kong to spread its spirit,” he explained.

“Hong Kong parents are open-minded and encourage their children to learn sports aside from academic subjects. Taekwondo also helps students reduce stress and develop themselves positively,” he added.

Master No Rae met his business partner in Hong Kong and has managed to secure agreements with Korea Nazarene University, Department of Taekwondo, Seoul Kangseogu Taekwondo Association and Kyung Hee University UB Taekwondo. His instructors are native Korean with extensive teaching experience in other countries.

Using Hong Kong as a hub, Master No Rae hopes to open two more branches in future and eventually expand elsewhere in Asia and to Europe.

He is thankful for InvestHK’s services. “I heard of InvestHK’s services through a friend and they have provided prompt and useful responses which led to positive outcomes,” he said.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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