[Sep.] Traditional Korean Martial Art “Taekkyeon”


The Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Traditional Korean Martial Art “Taekkyeon”

-UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Taekkyeon 

-Date: September 24th 2016 (Sat)

-Location: Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do

-Content: Learning Taekkyeon, the UNESCO World Heritage and traditional Korean martial art, and exploring tourist attractions, World Martial Arts Park and Museum.

-What to Prepare: camera, comfortable outfit

Souvenir for all participants

-Where and When to Meet:
In front of Korea Tourism Organization Seoul Center (KTO Seoul Office, 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-180, Korea)KTO출발지_EN

-Public Transportation: 100m from Exit 5 Jonggak Station Line 1
                                   200m from Exit 2 Euljiro 1-ga Station Line 2


Time Contents Note
Day1 09:00 ~ 09:30 ∙ Meeting and Departure
09:30 ~ ∙ Traveling by bus (Gathering Place -> Jangan Farm)

∙ Distributing Pre-guide brochure

∙ Tourism Interpreter Guide

∙ Breakfast

12:00 ~ 13:00 ∙ Lunch (Jangan Farm)

(120, Yongwon-ri, Sinni-myeon, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do)

13:00 ~ 13:30 ∙ Traveling by bus

(Jangan Farm -> ChungjuTaekkyeon Training Center)

13:30 ~ 15:30 ∙ Taking Commemorative Photograph

at Chungju Taekkyeon Training Center (With Banner)

∙ Watching Taekkyeon Video

∙ Watching Taekkyeon Performance

∙ Learning Takkyeon (Wearing Uniform)

∙ Interview (2 times)

15:50 ~ 16:30 ∙ Taking Commemorative Photograph

at Chungju Jungangtap Park (With Banner)

∙ Cultural Heritage Commentator Guide

∙ Walking at Chungju Jungangtap Park

∙ Interview (1 time)

16:40 ~ 20:10 ∙ Return to Seoul

∙ UNESCO World Heritage Survey

Must read information before participating in this program


  1. 택견 (Taekkyeon, a traditional Korean martial art)

Traditional Korean martial art and folk game Taekkyeon resembles fluid dancing movements to attack opponents. Taekkyeon, which is performed with slow, unique and rhythmical steps, makes people wondering whether it’s dancing or martial art. The initiators of this martial art can draw great energy through flexibility and power. It is Korean traditional martial art with thousands of years of history. It is the sport, which teaches solicitude for opponent over oneself and for groups over individuals. It means they have more defensive skills than offensive skills. The real master of Taekkyeon knows how to make one’s opponents to give in without hurting them. Taekkyeon was designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2011.


  1. 충주 중앙탑공원 (Chungju Jungangtap Park)

The Korean 6th National Treasure, Tappyeongni Seven-story Stone Pagoda of Jungwon, mingles very well with the beautiful scenery of Namhan River and it is the biggest pagoda among the ones that were built in the epoch of Unified Silla. Since the pagoda is located at the central part of Korea, it is also known as the Jungangtap, which is translated as “the Central Pagoda”.

There is the Sculpture Park in the vicinity of the Jungangtap. It is the first open air sculpture park, where you can see 26 works of Korean sculptors. The sculptures are exhibited on the grass lawn under the title “Cultural assets meet the art of the lake”.