The 2014 World Taekwondo hanmadang will start on the 21st of August and continue for four days.
A spectacular opening ceremony will mark the beginning of the festival at 4pm, Pohang Gymnasium.
The Taekwondo Hanmadang was founded by Kukkiwon in 1992. The World Taekwondo Headquarters Kukkiwon established it to keep various qualities of Taekwon as a martial art and to provide an opportunity for solidifying the harmony and friendship of the Taekwondo family all around the world.
This year the Taekwondo Hanmadang has 3,400 players from 53 nations which is the higheste number of participating nations in its history.
Compared to the early years of the festival which had around 1,000 players and took place only in Seoul, there has been a steady increase in the number of participants.