Some of the esteemed Medal Winners from the 2016 NY Open



Contact:                    Master Edward Park

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The Nassau County PBA Widow and Orphans Fund To Receive Proceeds of The 2016 NY Open Taekwondo Championships



The NY Open Taekwondo Organizing Committee is proud to announce that the recipient of this year’s donation from the proceeds of the 2016 New York Open TaeKwonDo Championships and Korean Cultural Festival will be the Nassau County PBA Widow and Orphan’s Fund. This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the historic sporting and cultural event, which was held on Saturday October 22, 2016 at the Butler Athletic Building at Mitchel Field, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Uniondale, NY 11553.

The tournament consisted of competitive sparring, board breaking, individual and pair forms, competitive weapons, as well as a Team Demo Competition. This exciting sports and cultural event also featured Korean Cultural Performances, including the Fan Dance, Korean Percussion team, and a Traditional Korean Dish, Bipimbap making demonstration.

This event is recognized by the World TaeKwonDo Federation, USA Taekwondo and sanctioned by the US TaekwonDo Leaders Union. Additionally, the event has received the support of the Nassau County Government with the historic institution of “Nassau County TaeKwonDo Day” on the tournament date.

In addition to being supported by the Nassau County Government, the event is sponsored by Flushing Bank, The Korean Cultural Service of NY, Dynamics World, The Korean Cuisine Globalization Initiative, Korea Tourism Organization, and the AT Center of NY.

As the only Festival without any political, commercial, or profit based agenda (it is a non-profit event), the event prides itself on using TaeKwonDo as a tool to bring together and embrace the different cultures of the world, regardless of race and creed, hence the NY Open Taekwondo philosophy: “TaeKwonDo, One Family One Vision.”

A check will be presented to the Charitable Recipient in a ceremony to take place in November.

The PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) provides aid and assistance to widows, widowers and eligible dependents of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Eligibility is defined as all widows, widowers and children of active police officers who lose their lives in the line of duty as the Directors may deem either worthy of or otherwise in need of relief or assistance. Benefits are determined on a yearly basis, by a majority vote of the committee established to oversee procedures. Benefits provided to eligible beneficiaries vary on a yearly basis, depending on, among other things, the availability of funds.


If you would like more information about the Festival, please contact Master Edward Park at (516) 735-3434 or

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