Sunday, 18 December 2011

Barack Obama Taekwondo?

I dont know how my google search lead me to Barack Obama practicing Taekwondo but I found it quite interesting to say the least.

In 2009 when Obama visited South Korea for the first time as president, he was awarded an honorary Black Belt.  Research a little more and you will find that he actually practiced Taekwondo from 2001 until 2004 and earned a green belt but some sites claim he went all the way to blue belt. 

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak personally chose the gift in recognition of Obama's past interest in the Korean martial art, as reported on the World Taekwondo Federation website.

Obama seems pretty pumped about his new achievement

President Obama and Lee trade moves as he is awarded his new Black Belt!!

Click here to see Obama's perfect timing.  Pretty impressive I think.  ;)