GCS Victoria, GCS Portland to Jointly Host 2021 GCS All for Charity Online Taekwondo Open
The 2021 GCS All for Charity Online Taekwondo Open will be held on August 14, 2021.
The inaugural all-for-charity event will be jointly hosted by the GCS International Portland, USA Chapter and the GCS International Victoria, Australia Chapter.
The friendly event, which will feature kyorugi kicking, poomsae, para-taekwondo, free-style poomsae, and family poomsae, is for players from under 8 years to over 70 years of age and all skill levels.
The organizers decided on free registration for all athletes from refugee camps of the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation.
Nine international referees have volunteered to serve as judges of the event. They are Mr. Chung Chih Sun of Chinese Taipei, Ms. Nesibe Altun of Turkey, Ms. Ina Febriana Sari of Indonesia, Mr. Gustavo Novaria Miranda of Peru, Mr. Shaik Ismail Mohamed Farook of Malaysia, Mr. Sundarmani Patel of India, Mr. Ray kyi of the United States, Mr. Aly Mohamed Taher Nour of Egypt, and Ms. Linda Pace of Australia. Ms. Linda will also serve as the technical director of the event, while Mr. Aly Nour as a competition supervisory board (CSB) member.
“GCS Victoria and GCS Portland are pleased to announce the very first 2021 GCS All for Charity Online Taekwondo Open.
It is the perfect chance for all global taekwondo communities to show their support to help under privileged and disadvantaged children and families through GCS International to carry on the mission of goodwill, cooperation and service,” said the organizers. “This is the first online taekwondo open event to donate the full proceeds to charity.”
Dr. Chungwon Choue, president of GCS International and World Taekwondo, said, “The historic joint GCS Portland-GCS Victoria is very meaningful as all the proceeds from the event will be used to help empower the powerless in developing countries of World Taekwondo.”
Dr. Choue continued to say, “On the occasion of the 2021 GCS All for Charity Online Taekwondo Open, I wish all GCS family to rethink the three major spirits of the GCS Movement: Goodwill, Cooperation and Service.”
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the U.N. International Day of Peace, which was officially proposed by GCS founder Dr. Young Seek Choue, the late father of GCS International and World Taekwondo President Dr. Chungwon Choue.
“My special thanks go to Dr. Selma Li, president of GCS Portland, and Ms. Linda Pace, president of GCS Victoria for their ceaseless efforts to promote the GCS Movement worldwide,” Dr. Choue said.