Friday, July 1, 2011

Vote for Johann Landkroon, a Taekwon-Do student with T21 to demonstrate Special Needs Taekwon-Do at the Opening Ceremony of the Taekwon-Do World Championships

Nineteen-year-old, Hohann Landkroon has been invited at the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Toekwon Do (TKD) World Championships in Pyongyang, DPR Korea on September 8th. He will demonstrate his learning, discipline and the benefits of TKD to help other people with special needs. It will be the first time in the world  a 'special needs' student who has Trisomy 21 will participate in an event that has been exclusive for 'typical people.' But to make this happens, Johann has to win the AMP Scholarship to pay for the expenses to travel to North Korea or raise enough money trough donations to the North Korea Fund manage by Hawkes's Bay ITF Tae Kwon-Do School where Johann takes his TKD classes. The estimated cost is $15,000 and the Hawkes's Bay ITF Tae Kwon-Do School has just raised $5,000. Click here to read more in detail about the expenses.

Johann is the best  example of "We have to give our kids with T21 the opportunity to try and they will astonish the world." He just started TKD 4 years ago, and has made an enormous improvement in his physical and cognitive capabilities. Click here to read more about Johann's profile. If Johann makes it to the World Championships in September, he will send a powerful message to the world that making a great effort to achieve a better yourself, regardless if you have special needs or not, is the best life's lesson one can learn.

"I want to be the first person to represent Special Needs Taekwon Do at the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Taekwon Do World Championships."
"I can't wait to go to Korea and show the world what special needs people can do. Thanks to supporting me. I can do anything!"
~Johann Landkroon 

Johann needs your support to win the AMP scholarship by 'people's choice.' To vote for Johann visit Johann’s page on the AMP People’s Choice Awards website, and click on the orange ‘Vote for me’ button on the top left of the page and you can see above the photo of Johann. Voting closes on 17th July, 2011. Only 15 days to go.

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