February 27, 2020
After midwinter, spring seems to have come
outside the door here in Korea. But with the horrors of Corona 19, we can't
afford to feel spring.
Now that the coronavirus, which started in
Wuhan, China, is rapidly spreading across the world beyond several Asian
countries, including Korea and Japan, I hope you will be able to take thorough
care of your health and prevent infection and to see you all in good health
As you may see from the news here, thanks to
well-built internet infrastructure and the freedom of the press without any
sanctions, news on the Coronal infection and the patient's outbreak are being
relayed but because of the continued spread people are sensitive. People both
inside and outside are living in masks, and most of the activities that attract
a lot of people have been closed for a period of time.
By this time, the Secretariat, which is
supposed to slowly prepare for the events, starting with the announcement of
the event schedule, is currently watching the current developments, unable to
predict how the coronavirus situation will unfold.
As soon as the virus infection goes into
abeyance, we'll resume our temporarily suspended schedule and report to you
Until then, I hope all of you stay healthy.
Secretary-General of the World Martial Arts