Jokgu was invented by members of the Republic of Korea Air Force in 1960 as a way to promote exercise on military bases. Jokgu is very popular in Korea, with over one thousand teams in professional, school, & military leagues. It is also one of the most common ways to pass time in the military. Jokgu is just one of the many sports that were premiered at the 1st Annual Leisure Games in Chuncheon, Korea in 2010. As interest in Jokgu has grown in America, teams joined together in 2011 to form a Jokgu league and a door to the world stage was opened.
It can be described as a fusion of volleyball and soccer. The rules are similar to volleyball, but only your feet, shin, & head may have contact with the ball. Teams are made up of four people on each side of the net and the height of the net is similar to tennis (1.1-meter). Players are allowed three contacts per side with one bounce in-between contacts. The playing area measures 16 x 7 meters. Each of two teams has four starting players and three relievers. A game consists of three sets of 15 points each. Score is counted under the rally point system, under which one must have a two-point advantage to win a game. The ball for jokgu measures 20 centimeters in diameter and weighs 360 grams.
The 18th Busan International Film Festival was held from October 3 to October 12, 2013 and was hosted by Aaron Kwok and Kang Soo-yeon.The 10-day festival attracted 217,865 people despite the organizers having been forced to reschedule some events due to a typhoon. Upcoming filmmakers from South Korea and Mongolia won $30,000 for the New Currents Awards. Over 299 films from 70 countries were screened, with 94 world premieres and 40 international premieres. The event opened with Bhutanese film Vara: A Blessing and closed with the South Korean film The Dinner.24th Buil Film Awards
The 24th Buil Film Awards (Hangul: 부일영화상) ceremony was hosted by the Busan-based daily newspaper Busan Ilbo. It was held on October 2, 2015 at the Haeundae Grand Hotel's Grand Ballroom in Busan and was emceed by actors Kwon Hae-hyo and Cho Soo-hyang.2nd Wildflower Film Awards
The 2nd Wildflower Film Awards (Hangul: 들꽃영화상) is an awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of Korean independent and low-budget films. It was held at the Literature House in Seoul on April 9, 2015. The selection committee was composed of 25 film professionals and regular audience members who met often to view and discuss new releases; their nomination list was further narrowed in the final voting stage by invited critics and programmers. 21 films were nominated across 10 categories from a pool of 60 narrative films and 30 documentaries, each with a budget under ₩1 billion (US$900,000) and released theatrically between January 1 and December 31, 2014.The nine categories from the inaugural ceremony were expanded to ten this year. An overall Grand Prize (Daesang) and Best Screenplay were added, Best Director was divided into narrative films and documentaries, and Best New Actor or Actress was divided into two according to gender. Founder and event director Darcy Paquet said, "Starting from the 2nd award ceremony onwards, we plan to keep this format."There were ten awards in total: the Grand Prize, Best Director - Narrative Films, Best Director - Documentaries, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best New Director, Best New Actor, Best New Actress, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. The Grand Prize was chosen among the 14 nominees for Best Director - Narrative Films and Best Director - Documentaries. Prizewinners each received a specially designed ceramic trophy from Konkuk University professor Harin Lee, a well-known figure in Korea's ceramic arts community.In addition to the ceremony, six of the nominated films were screened in the three days leading up to the awards (April 6-8) at the Seoul Theater, along with Q&A sessions with the nominated directors and actors. The first volume of bilingual book Wildflower Film Awards Annual was also published, featuring essays and interviews on 11 independent Korean films, each accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations by local artists.35th Blue Dragon Film Awards
The 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards ceremony was held on December 17, 2014 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul. It was broadcast on SBS and hosted by Kim Hye-soo and Yoo Jun-sang.4th Wildflower Film Awards
The 4th Wildflower Film Awards (Hangul: 들꽃영화상) is an awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of Korean independent and low-budget films. It was held at the Literature House in Seoul on April 12, 2017.14 prizes were handed out to films nominated across 10 categories for both documentary and narrative works, each with a budget under ₩1 billion (US$890,000) and released theatrically between January 1 and December 31, 2016.51st Grand Bell Awards
The Grand Bell Awards (Hangul: 대종상 영화제; RR: Daejongsang Yeonghwajae), also known as Daejong Film Awards, are determined and presented annually by The Motion Pictures Association of Korea for excellence in film in South Korea. The Grand Bell Awards were first presented in 1962 and have gained prestige as the Korean equivalent of the American Academy Awards.Ahn Jae-hong (actor)
Ahn Jae-hong (born March 31, 1986) is a South Korean actor. He gained recognition through his roles in the films The King of Jokgu (2014) and Fabricated City (2017) and in the television series Reply 1988 (2015–2016) and Fight for My Way (2017).America's Got Talent (season 12)
Season twelve of the reality competition series America's Got Talent was ordered on August 2, 2016 and premiered on NBC on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell returned as judges for their respective eighth, fifth, fifth and second seasons. Supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks replaced Nick Cannon, who hosted for eight seasons, making her the first female host of the show. The live shows returned to the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles beginning August 15, 2017.
The format of the show was the same as in season eleven, and Dunkin Donuts sponsors the show for a third consecutive season. A guest judge joined the panel for each episode of the Judge Cuts round: Chris Hardwick, DJ Khaled, Laverne Cox and Seal.Darci Lynne Farmer was named the winner on the season finale, September 20, 2017. She was the third ventriloquist, third child and third female to win a season of America's Got Talent. 10-year-old singer Angelica Hale placed second, and glow light dance troupe Light Balance came in third. Farmer won the show's prize of $1 million and a headlining performance in Las Vegas.Chunsa Film Art Awards
The Chunsa Film Art Awards (also known as the Icheon Chunsa Film Festival) have been presented in South Korea since the founding of the prize by the Korea Film Directors' Society in 1990. The awards take their name from the pen name of the early Korean actor and filmmaker from the silent film era, Na Woon-gyu. Prizes are given for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best New Director, Best New Actor, Best New Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music/Score, Best Lighting, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, and Technical Award.*Note: the list below is referenced.Director's Cut Awards
The Director's Cut Awards (Hangul: 디렉터스 컷 시상식) is an annual awards ceremony for excellence in film in South Korea. It is presented by the Korea Film Director's Network (KFDN), a group of approximately 300 Korean filmmakers. The KFDN selects winners in the Korean film industry in eight categories: Director, Actor (Male/Female), New Director, New Actor (Male/Female), Producer and Independent Film Director. It was launched in 1998 by film director Lee Hyun-seung with a membership of "young generation" directors in their twenties to forties.The ceremony was temporarily discontinued after 2010 due to "internal issues" within the organization. It was resumed in 2014 and held concurrently with the Jecheon International Music and Film Festival (JIMFF).Football tennis
Footballtennis, also known as futnet (in Czech and Slovak nohejbal) is a sport originating in the 1920s in Czechoslovakia. It is a ball game that can be played indoors or outdoors in a court divided by a low net with two opposing teams (one, two or three players) who try to score a point hitting the ball with any part of their body except for the hands and making it bounce in the opponent's area in a way that makes it difficult or impossible for the other team to return it over the net.Hwang Seung-eon
Hwang Seung-eon (born October 31, 1988) is a South Korean actress. She has appeared in numerous films, television series, variety shows, and music videos.Kī-o-rahi
Kī-o-rahi is a ball sport played in New Zealand with a small round ball called a 'kī'. It is a fast-paced game incorporating skills similar to rugby union, netball and touch. Two teams of seven players play on a circular field divided into zones, and score points by touching the 'pou' (boundary markers) and hitting a central 'tupu' or target. The game is played with varying rules (e.g. number of people, size of field, tag ripping rules etc.) depending on the geographic area it is played in. A process called Tatu, before the game, determines which rules the two teams will use.
In 2005 kī-o-rahi was chosen to represent New Zealand by global fast-food chain McDonald's as part of its 'Passport to Play' programme to teach physical play activities in 31,000 American schools.
The programme will give instruction in 15 ethnic games to seven million primary school children.The New Zealand kī-o-rahi representative organisation, Kī-o-Rahi Akotanga Iho, formed with men's and women's national teams, completed a 14 match tour of Europe in September and October 2010. The men's team included 22-test All Black veteran Wayne Shelford who led the team to a 57–10 test win against Kī-o-Rahi Dieppe Organisation, the French Kī-o-Rahi federation.
Shelford's kī-o-rahi test jersey made him the first kī-o-rahi/rugby double international for NZ. The women's team coached by Andrea Cameron (Head of PE at Tikipunga High School) also won by 33–0. These were the first historic test matches between NZ and France.List of South Korean films of 2014
This is a list of South Korean films that received a domestic theatrical release in 2014.SBS Sports
SBS Sports is a 24-hour Sports Channel in South Korea that broadcasts major sports events including the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and of crouse 2018 AFF Championship for special about coach Park Hang seo and only Vietnam match and professional sports in Korea such as professional baseball and professional volleyball. It also broadcasts the Premier League, boxing matches (Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao) and ISU Figure skating matches.
SBS Sports is currently run by CEO Kim Kee-sung.Sepak takraw
Sepak takraw or kick volleyball, is a sport native to Southeast Asia. Sepak takraw differs from the similar sport of footvolley in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball.
In Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, it is called sepak takraw. In Malaysia, it can be known as sepak raga as well. In Thailand, it is called as takraw only. In Laos, it is kataw (Lao: "twine" and "kick"). In the Philippines, besides the borrowed term "takraw", it is also called sepak takraw and also has a similar sport called “sipa” or “kick”. In Myanmar, it is known as chin lone, and is considered more of an art as there is often no opposing team, and the point is to keep the ball aloft gracefully and interestingly.
Similar games include footbag net, footvolley, football tennis, bossaball, jianzi, jokgu and sipa.The King of Jokgu
The King of Jokgu (Hangul: 족구왕; RR: Jokguwang) is a 2013 South Korean independent sports comedy film about Jokgu, a Korean cross between football and volleyball. A directorial feature debut by Woo Moon-gi, the film was a surprise hit, attracting over 40,000 viewers, unheard of for an indie comedy in Korea and was one of the most well-received indie films from 2014. It made its world premiere at the 18th Busan International Film Festival in 2013.Wildflower Film Awards
The Wildflower Film Awards (Hangul: 들꽃영화상) is an awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of Korean independent and low-budget films. The awards, presented by the Wildflower Film Awards Korea - a grassroots effort by a group of film critics led by founder and organizer Darcy Paquet (with the participation of Oh Dong-jin), aims to create more publicity in Korea and abroad for filmmakers working outside of the mainstream commercial film industry. Awards are handed out annually to films released in the previous year.The name "Wildflower Film Awards" is meant to symbolize the creative fertility and diversity of the independent film sector, which grows and thrives despite difficulties in funding and distribution where the local industry is dominated by vertically-integrated studios.In 2016, Best New Actor and Actress categories were merged and a new Best Supporting Performer section was added.In 2018, a new category for Best Music and Best Producer were added.Woo Moon-gi
Woo Moon-gi (born 1983), is a South Korean film director. Woo's directorial feature debut, the indie sports comedy The King of Jokgu (2013), has won various awards, including Best New Director and Special Jury Prize at the 20th Chunsa Film Art Awards, and Best Independent Film Director at the 15th Director's Cut Awards.
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