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Here's the story behind that viral high-kicking taekwondo video

Here's the story behind that viral high-kicking taekwondo video

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A video of an incredible taekwondo performance in South Korea has gone viral in recent days, with athletes flying through the air, smashing panels and twisting through mind-boggling new moves. The video — versions of which have racked up tens of millions of views — shows a South Korean team wowing a crowd with numerous large-scale kicks as the athletes are thrown into the air at the 2018 World Taekwondo Hanmadang Festival, which took place last month on South Korea's Jeju Island. What makes the July 28 opening-ceremony performance particularly exceptional is the fact that the group — the Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team — showcased several previously unseen taekwondo techniques. “The moves in the performance do not just end with smashing boards in t...