About the Program
The Talent Discovery Program was implemented in 2004 aiming to detect students with good skill levels in Taekwondo.
Since the beggining of this program, besides discovering talents, we have also been giving support in the preparation of these athletes and investing in their participation in regional, national and international championships, as follows:
- 2007 Pan American Games Trials
- 2004 National Olympic Team Trials
- National University Team Trials
- National Championships
In 2007, AJTKD won first place in the Rio de Janeiro’s state championships. In 2012, our athlete Luis Felipe Jorge won the bronze medal in the National Taekwondo Championships. For 6 years on end, our athlete Paulo Rocha lead the state ranking. Our athletes have also won first place in the 2015 Mendes Summer Festival, as well as many other events.
In 2016, the program was improved and re-launched with the participation of several professionais with extensive national and international experience. The program started on September 3, 2016 with tests and the inaugural class took place on November 26 at the Delfim academy.