Friday, August 27, 2010

Taekwondo Tests in Korea

Taekwondo is the national sport of Korea.  We tried our hands in it almost 2 years ago, started out with white belt but did not get further than that (HA!HA!).  Didn’t really have the time to take it further but would definitely like to recommend it to people.  In Korean, tae (태) means "to strike or break with foot"; kwon (권) means "to strike or break with fist"; and do (도)means "way," "method," or "art."  Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as "the way of the foot and fist" or "the way of kicking and punching" (See Wikipedia).   In Korea to pass various stages of belts one has to  have to go through a panel of Taekwondo experts and fulfill  a certain criteria.  Some days ago we happened to slip through in an auditorium where one such test was taking place.  Take a look at the pictures below.



































The above black and white picture was taken from – Photo credit: Hwang’s Martial Arts.  You can find Hwang’s photo stream here -

Thanks to Taekwondo and a man by the name of Deepak Bista Taekwondo is a popular sport in Nepal these days.












Credit: Al Jazeera.

Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports in the last of our special series on sport in Nepal.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jindabaad (Nepali Band)


JINDABAAD 's first single from their "PLASTIC HEART EP".











Credit: JINDABAADJINDABAAD   August 23, 2010 (Youtube)

The video was shot by 2 DSLR Cameras. Directed by Prasiit Sthapit and Rohit Shakya .

Edited by Rajan Shrestha.


Prasiit Sthapit :Camera

Raajib Sayami :1st Assistant camera

Astha Singh :Lights

Pooja Shrestha :Makeup and wardrobe

Marina Menuka lama:Production Manager

Special thanks to Umes Shrestha,Deep Cheetri, Rizu Tuladhar and The British School.

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