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In Memoriam: Park Soo Nam

Deeply saddened with the news of the passing of ETU Honorary President, Grandmaster Park Soo Nam. A life dedicated to Taekwondo, Park Soo Nam came to Germany decades ago. He held various national and international positions in Taekwondo and was a very successful head national coach of Germany in the 70s. He contributed to the development of Taekwondo in many countries in Europe as well as worldwide. Later in his life, he held positions as President in Germany and Great Britain. Within World Taekwondo, Park Soo Nam was Vice-president and was the driving force behind the introduction of the first World Poomsae Championships in 2006 in Korea. Within ETU, Park Soo Nam held various positions and since April 2016, he was appointed as Honorary President. His famous address in Stuttgart at Böblinger Strasse was the home of Taekwondo Actuell and the place where he gave Taekwondo lessons his whole life. The whole Taekwondo Family worldwide mourns for the loss of Grandmaster Park Soo Nam. ETU wishes his beloved family and friends strength in these difficult times.

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