The World Taekwondo Federation Has Changed It’s Name So It Doesn’t Have To Deal With All Those ‘WTF’ Jokes
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has changed its name to World Taekwondo because of the “negative connotations” associated with its initials.
The organisation had used the previous name since it was established in 1973.
However, it felt in the “digital age” the slang of the old abbreviation was “unrelated to our organisation and so it was important that we rebranded to better engage with our fans”.The change was made before the start of the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships. – BBC
“Russian president Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, giving him honorary grandmaster status.
It means the president has attained a higher ranking than former US martial artist Chuck Norris. The actor has an eight-degree black belt, while Mr. Putin has a ninth-degree.
The president does not practice taekwondo, but holds a black belt in Judo and has been awarded an eighth Dan in the martial art by the International Judo Federation.”
Oh Putin doesn’t study taekwondo? He practices Judo? That’s adorable, now give him the 9th degree black belt and grandmaster status before he wrestles a bear and kicks your ass. If I ruled an entire country I’d probably pull off power moves like this too. Shoot bow and arrows shirtless. Get 9th degree black belts in something he doesn’t even practice. Your move, Chuck Norris.