2nd International Martial Arts Games to Be Held

Pyongyang, March 13 (KCNA) — The 2nd International Martial Arts Games will be held from August 22 to 29 in Pyongyang amid great expectation and interest of the Korean people and martial art players.

It will be attended by players from the DPRK and tens of countries.
The games will include Taekwon-Do, the orthodox martial art in Korea, wushu, Karate, Paduk(go) and Ssirum(Korean wrestling) and demonstration and exhibition shows of national martial arts of the various countries.

Its first games were held in the DPRK in September Juche 93 (2004).
They, the first of their kind in history, were a significant festival in which some 400 martial art players and representatives from over 40 countries including China, Japan, Germany and UK got together and demonstrated their noble sportsmanship and high degree of martial arts technique.

The organizing committee for the 2nd International Martial Arts Games has already been formed and its panels buckled down to the preparatory work.

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