WATCH: Korean taekwondo team stuns crowd with incredible performance


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Remember when you saw Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and thought to yourself “that’s so unrealistic, they’re all jumping way too high”? Well, this Taekwondo team are going to kick that skepticism right out of you and make you question your childhood.

The mesmerising 20-minute video of a South Korean martial arts team demonstrating their Taekwondo skills has gone viral all over the Internet.

The epic performance was done by the Kukkiwon Demonstration Team during the opening ceremony of the World Taekwondo Hanmadang on July 28.

The international competition has been held every year since 1992 and has become the world’s leading authority for the tradition of Taekwondo.

Over 5,000 participants from 50 countries attended the World Taekwondo Hanmadang this year, which ran from July 28-31.

In footage originally uploaded on YouTube by user ericdaryl, the men and women of the Kukkiwon Demonstration Team delivered a variety of thrilling stunts such as poomsae, attacks, self-defense, and Taekwondo gymnastics.

Here are some of the highlights below. Enjoy, and don’t let your jaw drop too low.

 

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