Are you a parent with a special needs son/daughter? How can Taekwon-
Ben Evans, teachers and parents, have witnessed a huge change and great improvement in the special needs students who have taken part and continue to be part of Taekwon-
Special Needs Taekwon-
In 2010, a first ever showing of the Special Needs Taekwon-
Coming to the end of 2010 he featured on TVHB a local television channel in Hawkes Bay which featured an interview with him and promoting the work with Special Needs Taekwon-
In 2011, he took one student with special needs, Johann Landkroon, to the 17th ITF Taekwon-
Between 2011 and 2013, Ben Evans started to think of other ways how Special Needs Taekwon-
At the 18th ITF World Championships 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria, he received the ITF Outstanding Instructor Award at 23 years of age, for his contribution to Special Needs Taekwon-
April 2013, Ben Evans and the special needs students of Hawkes Bay gave a successful demonstration to the New Zealand Prime Minister Hon John Key. It was a great day and event which gave great encouragements to the special needs students.
April 12th 2015, Ben Evans meets with ITF President GM Choi Jung Hwa, Son of the Founder of Taekwon-
8th December 2015, Special Needs Taekwon-
Ben Evans and New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. John Key
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Further talk and meeting with the Prime Minister where Ben Evans gave him and update of progress since they first met and thanked him for the message he wrote to be read out at the 2014 championships.
Benjamin brought his team of special needs students to the ITF World Championships (July 2016) to both demonstrate and compete in the first division. It was a great success. Many more opportunities await the Special Needs students of the Special Needs Taekwon-