Taekwondo Adopted as Official Subject in LA School District

Students attending public schools in Los Angeles can now take classes in Korea's traditional martial art, taekwondo.

The Korea Cultural Center in Los Angeles said eight public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have decided to adopt taekwondo as part of their physical education curriculum and as an after school extra-curricular activity starting from September.

Up until now, only two middle schools in the city have taught taekwondo as part of the non-regular curriculum.

The cultural center also plans to encourage more schools nearby to adopt the martial art.

Arirang News / Aug. 04, 2010 11:02 KST