Chungcheongbuk-do Province is located in the center of the Republic of Korea and is a strategic transportation hub. The Province is the home to the largest scale "National Training Center" where 1,150 athletes representing 35 events can train. The Province successfully hosted international sport/martial art mega events such as World Rowing Championships in 2013 and World Martial Arts Masterships in 2016.


In particular, Chungcheongbuk-do Province is gaining attention as a center for martial art. The Province has international organizations related to martial art such as International Center of Martial Art (UNESCO-ICM), World Martial Arts Union (WoMAU), and World Martial Arts Mastership Committee (WMC). Especially, WMC is the governing body of World Martial Arts Masterships, which was held in Cheongju City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province in 2016, expanding traditional martial arts throughout the world. Also, 2019 World Martial Arts Masterships, approved by the Korean government as an international event, will be held in Chungju City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province.


A successful hosting of the event leads to the expectation that Chungcheongbuk-do Province will position itself as a hub for world martial art and sport. Likewise, Chungcheongbuk-do Province will endeavor to develop martial art and sport with great passion around the world. 



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