Professional Taekwondo Gambia was established by Master Fernando ABAGA EDJANG in June of 2017. Officially registered and located in Fajara (Gambia), Professional Taekwondo Gambia is associated with Professional Taekwondo School in New York, owned and managed by Grand Master Kwang Sup Kim, 8th. Dan Black Belt, a former world heavy weight champion and eight times national champion of South Korea. Recognized as one of the best Taekwondo schools in New York, this is a privilege that Grand Master Kim has granted to us to operate under the umbrella of his school and his direct mentorship. We greatly appreciate and cherish this opportunity. We are committed to living up to its highest standards in our training programmes and as a guide to a successful development of Taekwondo in The Gambia.
We are proud members of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). Our classes follow Olympic sports style but building on a comprehensive education in traditional Taekwondo, including hand fighting, self-defense, grappling, sitting and other techniques. We are also a proud member of the Gambia Taekwondo Association (GTA) and are committed to its development and consolidation.
Our Instructor and Black Belt students are certified by and registered with Kukkiwon, located in Seoul, South Korea. Therefore, in Professional Taekwondo Gambia, we strictly adhere to the standards set by Kukkiwon across the board. We believe this to be foundation for the successful participation of The Gambia in international competitions, which is one of our goals.
Underpinning these values is the recognition that Taekwondo celebrates humanity, by bringing together people of all walks of life, irrespective of their social and income status, profession and occupation, race, gender and age. In our Dojang, both rich and poor, men and women stand side-by-side united by their shared love of Taekwondo.
Our Motto: “We are small, but, we dream BIG”
At Professional Taekwondo Gambia, we accept and train students of all ages, delivering all the benefits of Taekwondo practice, such as improved muscle tone, increased cardiovascular fitness, lower stress levels, increase energy and greater flexibility. Our training programmes cover all aspects of Taekwondo, including fighting techniques, forms, self-Defense, breaking, meditation, etc. underpinned by an understanding of Taekwondo philosophy to enable students to understand the holistic nature of Taekwondo. We strongly believe that practicing Taekwondo without this philosophical support only produces street fighters, not Martial Artists.