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Donald Trump honoured with black belt in taekwondo despite not playing the sport

By Curt_Anderson
November 23, 2021 4:45 pm
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Former US president Donald Trump was given the ‘black belt’ title in taekwondo even though he has never practised the sport.

He was given the honourary ninth dan certificate, the highest level in martial arts by Kukkiwon, the headquarters of the World Taekwondo Academy.



Barack Obama has practiced taekwondo and earned a green belt. The president studied taekwondo for four years from 2001-2005, when he was a junior senator in Illinois. In 2009 Obama was given an honorary black belt in taekwondo by South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak.






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