Hyobin Lee, a 30-year-old instructor at Master Moon's Tae Kwon Do in Minnesota, has been charged with repeatedly molesting an underage, female student. Lee, who immigrated to the United States from South Korea in 2015 and began teaching shortly thereafter, faces two counts of criminal sexual misconduct for having sex with the girl starting when she was 15.

The girl, now 17, reported the abuse to school officials in the Scott County School District who notified police last month. Referring to her former instructor as "Master Lee" she reportedly told them she'd been taught to comply with all requests from someone of Lee's rank and never to say no to him. Lee remains in jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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Ahmed Fouly of Egypt, Vice President of World Taekwondo, has passed away at the age of 70. Besides being president of the Egyptian Taekwondo Federation, Fouly had also been President of World Taekwondo Africa.

Chungwon Choue, President of World Taekwondo, credited Fouly with the rise of African taekwondo competitors on the world stage noting the five medals African athletes won at the 2016 summer Olympics. Prior to this, the continent had never had more than one medal winner for taekwondo at any Olympics. Fouly, who'd been Vice President of World Taekwondo since 2004, had suffered a severe heart attack last month with his condition deteriorating since then.

Former USA Taekwondo coach of the year Jin Suh has been named in a lawsuit alleging he raped a teenage national champion taekwondo competitor. The lawsuit, filed in Queens County Supreme Court in New York, also names USA Taekwondo itself and its former CEO David Askinas, as co-defendants.

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"Unlike karate training outside a combat zone," Cpt. Yoon explained, "it is important here that the troops be able to turn their techniques into devastating, bone-crushing blows. There is no place for mild strikes in combat when a VC is trying to push a bayonet into your stomach."

For that reason, the compound is peppered with makiwara punching boards, and the Korean Tigers spend much time conditioning the weapons of taekwondo. Also, throughout Vietnam there are plenty of sandbags, which are used to protect all kinds of constructions. They make excellent striking bags for a karateman.

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