Having become a full medal sport in 2000 at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Taekwondo has grown into the world's most practiced martial art. With the formation of the Korea Taekwondo Association in 1965 and the founding of the World Taekwondo Federation in 1973, these played principle events in popularizing Taekwondo worldwide.
The Korean art of self-defense actually began to flourish in the United States during the 1960's and although difficult to pinpoint an exact number, it is estimated that 90 million people throughout 200 countries are practitioners of Taekwondo.
In the United States alone, estimates place that 70% of all martial artists practice or have practiced the style. With the continual rise in acclamation, the sport continues to draw athletes seeking to compete at a higher level and training camps flourish in the goal of meeting the demands of these competitors.
"This intensive TWO-DAY program will provide an elite training experience for junior and senior Taekwondo athletes. A world-class coaching staff will provide instruction on the techniques and strategies necessary to excel in competition. Participants will have the opportunity to train with members of the USA Olympic Team, USA National Team and numerous international athletes."
The camp director will be Juan Moreno, 3-time USA Olympian, 2-time Olympic Silver Medalist, Head Coach of the USA National Team between 2005 and 2012 and Head Coach of the USA Olympic Team and USA National Team during 2008-2012.
The site also points out that "An Award Ceremony and Reception will be held in the Sun Ballroom of the Gaylord Palms Hotel on Sunday November 9 from 6:00-10:00 pm. The coaching staff will present awards to select camp participants."