• Short Summary

    THE ANNUAL COMPETITION IN SAIGON FOR PRACTITIONERS OF TAE KWON DO, A BRANCH OF KARATE, WAS HELD THIS WEEK.

  • Description

    THE ANNUAL COMPETITION IN SAIGON FOR PRACTITIONERS OF TAE KWON DO, A BRANCH OF KARATE, WAS HELD THIS WEEK. TEAMS OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN TOOK PART.

    TAE KWON WON WAS BROUGHT TO SOUTH VIETNAM BY THE UNITS OF THE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY STATIONED THERE. IN THE COMPETITION KOREAN ARMY BLACK BELT HOLDERS GAVE DEMONSTRATIONS IN WHICH THEY SHATTERED PILES OF HOUSE BRICKS, PIECES OF TIMBER AND TILES.

    THERE ARE NOW ABOUT 100,000 PRACTITIONERS OF TAE KWON DO IN SOUTH VIETNAM - INCLUDING MANY WOMEN, LIKE MISS YEN, A CIGARETTE SELLER.

    MANY OF THE CHILDREN TAKING PART WERE VERY YOUNG. ONE SIX-YEAR-OLD WAS AMONG THE PRIZE WINNERS, WHO RECEIVED THEIR AWARDS FROM THE KOREAN ARMY COMMANDER IN SOUTH VIETNAM, GENERAL CHAE MYUNG SHIN.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98CRTY2XVFR607ABUGFHQGK7S
    Media URN:
    VLVA98CRTY2XVFR607ABUGFHQGK7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment