AJTKD Media Team

Interview: Danilo Malafaia, director at AJTKD

Danilo Malafaia, black belt in Taekwondo, is the Administrative Director at the Jadir Taekwondo Association (AJTKD). He has a background in Business Administration and has always been passionate about sports. Danilo started practicing Taekwondo at AJTKD in 2005, motivated by his father, who is also a martial arts practitioner. He now teaches Taekwondo and has …

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AJTKD participates at COP26

“Hello. Are you listening? Can you hear me? You must listen to this. We need you to listen to us”. These words echoed from the voices of AJTKD’s students in Brazil, alongside the voices of other children and world leaders from all around the world at the COP26 Global Climate Conference in early November.  The …

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Overcoming the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic

Warily watching people’s eyes from above their mask, standing away from others, being unable to meet friends and loved ones, and halting all normal activities became the harsh new reality of our world. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic first identified in Wuhan, China, quickly spread throughout the world like wildfire. The pandemic created extreme economic, social, …

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Interview: insights of a psychologist on taekwondo and child development

Candida Couras has been the psychologist of the Jadir Taekwondo Association (AJTKD) for two decades, and her work began when her son, as a teenager, met and trained with Master Jadir and introduced her to the project. She had just graduated from college, but when she got to know the project, she felt motivated to …

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Sport to promote peace and transform the lives of the youth

For decades, sport has brought together people from all over the world regardless of their age, gender or ethnicity, to inspire and unite everyone. In Nelson Mandela’s words, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It …

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Four Reasons Why Taekwondo Supports the Well-being of Children

1. Taekwondo helps kids succeed in school You may be asking yourself how Taekwondo can possibly help kids in the setting of a classroom. Attending class, completing homework, studying more efficiently, and learning important life skills are just some of the benefits that Taekwondo provides children in the realm of academics.  School is a pivotal …

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AJTKD signs The Global Climate Pledge to support the Climate Action Movement in Brazil

Jadir Taekwondo Association (AJTKD) has signed The Global Climate Pledge to support the climate action movement and help build a global legacy to protect the planet along with international businesses and organizations. The Global Climate Pledge is an inspiring, ambitious new movement that aims to bring governments, organizations, and individuals to come together and decrease …

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Environment Day at AJTKD

From the soaring high alps in Switzerland, the endless sand dunes in Dubai, to the rushing blue waters in Spain, the students at Jadir Taekwondo Association (AJTKD) were taken on a wild journey to virtually visit different countries around the world on June 5th.  June 5th was World Environment Day, a day created by the …

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