I want a full historical development of taekwondo in Nigeria

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Nanshat Aboy iliya asked 11 months ago

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Fisayo replied 2 months ago

What is the full meaning of UNTA in Nigeria Taekwondo

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Noah Ilemona David answered 11 months ago

Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, has a rich history of development in Nigeria. Here is a chronological overview of the historical development of Taekwondo in Nigeria:
 
1. Introduction in the 1960s:
Taekwondo was introduced to Nigeria in the 1960s through the efforts of Korean instructors who were invited to teach the martial art. This introduction was part of the broader cultural exchange between Nigeria and Korea during that period.
 
2. Establishment of the Nigeria Taekwondo Association (NTA):
In 1973, the Nigeria Taekwondo Association (NTA) was established as the official governing body for Taekwondo in the country. The NTA aimed to promote and develop Taekwondo as a recognized sport in Nigeria.
 
3. Growth and Expansion:
During the 1970s and 1980s, Taekwondo gained popularity and began to spread across various regions of Nigeria. The NTA organized national championships and tournaments to encourage participation and enhance the skill level of practitioners. Many local clubs and training centers were established during this period.
 
4. International Recognition:
In the 1990s, Nigerian Taekwondo practitioners started participating in international competitions and representing Nigeria on the global stage. This brought international recognition to Nigerian Taekwondo and helped raise its profile.
 
5. Olympic Recognition:
In 2003, Taekwondo was officially recognized by the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) as an Olympic sport. This recognition was a significant milestone for Taekwondo in Nigeria, as it paved the way for Nigerian Taekwondo athletes to compete in the Olympic Games.
 
6. National and International Success:
In recent years, Nigerian Taekwondo athletes have achieved notable success in national and international competitions. They have won medals in African Taekwondo Championships, All Africa Games, Commonwealth Games, and other prestigious tournaments. These achievements have further popularized Taekwondo in Nigeria and inspired a new generation of practitioners.
 
7. Development Programs and Academies:
To enhance the development of Taekwondo in Nigeria, various programs and academies have been established. These initiatives focus on training coaches, promoting grassroots participation, and identifying and nurturing talented athletes.
 
8. Formation of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF):
In 2004, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) was formed as the successor to the Nigeria Taekwondo Association (NTA). The NTF is responsible for the overall administration and development of Taekwondo in Nigeria, including organizing national and international competitions, training camps, and other initiatives.
 
Today, Taekwondo continues to thrive in Nigeria, with a growing number of practitioners across all age groups. The sport receives support from the government, sports organizations, and passionate individuals working together to promote and develop Taekwondo in the country.

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