A delegation of South Korea’s world taekwondo headquarters, known as Kukkiwon, presented former U.S. President Donald Trump with an honorary “ninth Dan Black belt” on Saturday at Mar-a-Lago, a Trump resort in Palm Beach, Florida, South Korea’s Dong-a Ilbo newspaper reported Monday.
Kukkiwon President Lee Dong-seop visited Trump at Mar-a-Lago on November 20 “to bestow him the honorary ninth dan certificate and a set of Taekwondo wear,” according to the right-wing Dong-a Ilbo. “Dan” means “degree” in Korean. A “ninth Dan Black belt” is awarded to a Taekwondo practitioner who has attained the highest level of ability in the sport.
“I heard that the Donald Trump is highly interested in Taekwondo [sic],” Lee told reporters at the ceremony.
The martial arts representative said he