As the ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’ was halted before being submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee due to complaints due to differences in views among Taekkyeon organizations ( CBS Nocut News reported on August 30, [Exclusive] ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’ was halted due to antagonism among Taekkyeon people) ) The fallout surrounding the crisis of failure to enact the law is strong. College students majoring in Taekkyeon and national sports leaders are taking collective action to condemn groups opposing the enactment of the law.
According to CBS Nocut News’ coverage on the 10th, all Taekkyeon major students at Yongin University proposed a ‘public hearing’ for representative organizations opposing the enactment of the ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’. These students are in the position of reaching a conclusion on the pros and cons of enacting the law through a so-called ‘final debate’ with the Taekkyeon Preservation Association, which is known to be most opposed to the enactment of the law.
Lee Dam-gyu (21), head of the Taekkyeon major in the Department of Oriental Martial Arts at Yongin University, said, “Students majoring in Taekkyeon at Yongin University are exploring theory, training practical skills, and making efforts to develop Taekkyeon regardless of their affiliation.” He went on to say, “The Taekkyeon Preservation Society, which came forward to block the ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act,’ did not provide any explanation (to us) as to why it made such a decision.”
At the same time, he expressed his anger, saying, “All Taekkyeon majors at Yongin University cannot help but be disappointed by the unadulterous behavior of the group opposing the enactment of the law and the decision that did not take the future into consideration.” He then emphasized, “The Taekkyeon Preservation Association has not given an answer to the proposal for an open discussion. We propose (once again) an open discussion between Taekkyeon Preservation Association Chairman Chung Kyung-hwa and the young people of each organization.”
Graduate Ki-Seung Ki (24), a former member of the Korea Taekkyeon Association, which opposes the enactment of the law, and served as the president of the Taekkyeon major at Yongin University, said, “While learning Taekkyeon at university, we should be considerate and respectful of each group, and not divide and separate into this association or that association.” “I don’t,” he said. He added, “The fact that I, a former member of the Korea Taekkyeon Association, joined the Korean Taekkyeon Association is proof of this. The ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’ is not a bill for the benefit of a specific organization.”
Yongin University is the only university in the world that trains students majoring in Taekkyeon. In 2001, a new Taekkyeon major was established within the Department of Oriental Martial Arts, and currently, 15 Taekkyeon majors are selected every year.
“Is this correct? vs. Taekkyeon, an organization that does not protect human cultural assets?”
English version of the Taekkyeon promotional poster discarded by the cyber diplomatic mission VANK. Taekkyeon, a living cultural asset, President of the Taekkyeon Preservation Society, Jeong Gyeong-hwa, competes with a Taekkyeon master from the Joseon Dynasty in Shin Yun-bok’s work Daekwaedo. VANK provided
Not only Taekkyeon majors but also national Taekkyeon sports leaders predicted a group movement. 100 leaders plan to send a letter of protest to the Cultural Heritage Administration on the 16th following the release of a statement condemning groups opposing the enactment of the law.
National sports coaches are appointed by the state (Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism) in accordance with the National Sports Promotion Act. These leaders play the role of instructing physical education in each sport at schools, workplaces, and local communities and organizations.
Park Joo-deok (49, Taekkyeon National Sports Instructor Level 1), Secretary General of the Gyeonggi Province Taekkyeon Association, said, “The announcement of the statement is because the claims of the organizations opposing the enactment of the law are not correct.” He continued, “The Taekkyeon Preservation Association’s claim that legal instructors should be those who have completed training approved by the Cultural Heritage Administration, rather than national sports instructors recognized by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, does not make sense,” adding, “There is no distinction between guidance and training.” “I want to ask whether organizations that cannot do so are above the law,” he pointed out.
Life sports instructor Lee Cheol-an (39, National Sports Instructor Level 2), who is a middle school moral teacher and teaches Taekkyeon as a club activity, said, “Anyone can acquire a national sports instructor even if they are not affiliated with a specific organization. Be sure to join the Taekkyeon Preservation Association and Korea Taekkyeon. He said, “For those who have completed training by belonging to an association, the operational purpose, content, and utilization plan of the qualification are completely different.”
In response to a question from CBS Nocut News asking about his position on the open debate proposal by Yongin University students, Jeong Kyung-hwa, chairman of the Taekkyeon Preservation Association (holder of Taekkyeon performing arts, Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 76), said, “I will not hold an open debate with young students (I myself).” “The proposal itself is disrespectful. I don’t know what you’re protesting,” he dismissed. She went on to say that she “may consult with Rep. Kim Yun-deok, who introduced the law, but has no desire to do so with anyone else.”메이저사이트
She added, “Most of the students at Yongin University are members of the Korean Taekkyeon Association, so how can they discuss what they know?” and added, “It makes no sense that students who are supposed to protect Taekkyeon are taking the lead in distorted Taekkyeon.” However, she left room for discussion, saying, “(If you want to have a discussion, it should be between associations, not directly with me).”
He continued, “Taekkyeon is a cultural asset. A promotion law should be created to preserve cultural assets.” He emphasized, “Taekkyeon is a cultural asset, so once it is damaged, it cannot be restored,” and “The ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’ is supposed to promote Taekkyeon, but the current bill only promotes one organization.”
Regarding the announcement of statements by national sports leaders, Chairman Chung said, “It makes no sense to issue statements defending an organization that distorts Taekkyeon.” He then said, “Can an organization that does not protect human cultural assets be called Taekkyeon? If we issue a statement, will the Korea Taekkyeon Association and the Taekkyeon Preservation Association remain silent,” suggesting a counter-action from groups opposing the enactment of the law.
The enactment of the ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’ has been promoted since 2015, but was blocked by opposition from the Taekkyeon Preservation Association and was put on hold in 2015 and 2020. This year, a bill was proposed, but its progress was halted for the same reason.
Currently, there are two organizations opposing the enactment of the ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’, the Taekkyeon Preservation Society and the Korea Taekkyeon Association. They are taking issue with the leader regulations defined in the ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’. They are also opposing the enactment of the law, claiming that it will damage the original form of Taekkyeon, a cultural asset. The leader regulations defined in the proposed ‘Taekkyeon Promotion Act’ are based on the National Sports Promotion Act, but groups opposing the enactment of the law are of the position that those who have completed training approved by the Cultural Heritage Administration should be included in the leader regulations.
These organizations have recently filed a collective complaint aimed at opposing the enactment of the law against the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the lawmakers who proposed the bill. Among them, the Taekkyeon Preservation Association is most strongly opposed to the enactment of the law, filing a complaint directly with Rep. Kim Yun-deok, who proposed the Taekkyeon Promotion Act. Rep. Kim Yun-deok temporarily put the bill on hold, saying, “More review processes are needed.”