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South Korea

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51.4 million

Land area: 37,421 sq mi

Capital: Seoul

Languages: Korean, English widely taught




Hansamo is representing Korean culture through 3 different teams: Samulnori, Nanta, and Sam-gomu. Samulnori is a genre of percussion music that originated in Korea and is performed with four traditional Korean musical instruments called pungmul. Nanta team uses large drums called dae buk to create dynamic and magnificent sounds. Samgo-mu is a dance genre with colorful and various techniques, with dancers playing three drums hung on the square frames laid out in a triangle form.


Black Tiger Tae Kwon Do

Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.

"Tae" means "foot," "leg," or "to step on"; "Kwon" means "fist," or "fight"; and "Do" means the "way" or "discipline." If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind "Tae Kwon Do".