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Washington DC Public Schools to Increase Taekwondo Classes in Spring 2013

In 2012 Washington DC Public Schools introduced Taekwondo as a formal class for the first time, and the program will further expand this spring semester. 

Since 2005 the Korean Cultural Center in DC has worked ceaselessly to spread the Korean culture and as well as Taekwondo into mainstream American society. After receiving overwhelmingly positive response for Taekwondo offered as a class and as an after school activity at the Paul Public Charter School, the expansion of increasing the number of Taekwondo classes is underway.

Full time classes and as well as after school classes are to take place at Paul Public Charter School, and full time classes are also being offered at Howard Middle School. Students participating in the program at both schools go to Taekwondo class twice a week. 

The Paul Public Charter School offers regular Taekwondo classes for 6th and 7th graders once a week, and offers after school Taekwondo lessons twice a week for students who are interested in taking the regular course. Howard Middle School currently holds Taekwondo classes to its 6th graders twice a week. 

The Korean Cultural Center of DC makes these Taekwondo classes possible by appointing Taekwondo instructors and providing all of the necessary equipment to the schools. Qualified instructors are above the 3rd degree black belt and are able to hold classes in the English language. The Korean Cultural Center will continue to work with schools in the area to spread and establish regular Taekwondo classes and even further participate in the global Taekwondo forum and as well as other dynamic events in the future.