Promotion Of Traditional Martial Arts Act

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to the improvement of citizens' health, the enhancement of citizens' cultural lifestyle, and the advancement as a cultural state by promoting traditional martial arts with cultural value.
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 Article 2 (Definitions)   print
The term used in this Act shall be defined as follows:
1. The term "traditional martial arts (including martial arts designated as outstanding intangible cultural heritage assets pursuant to the Cultural Heritage Protection Act)" means martial skills, techniques, and systems for attack and fighting that have been created and systemized domestically or introduced from abroad and creatively formalized and systemized domestically, which are recognized as having traditional and cultural value worth promoting at the State level;
2. The term "instructor of traditional martial arts" means a person who teaches traditional martial arts in a school, a workplace, a community, or any other place.
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 Article 3 (Establishment of Basic Plan for Promotion of Traditional Martial Arts, etc.)   print
(1) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall establish and implement a comprehensive basic plan for traditional martial arts (hereinafter referred to as the "basic plan") in order to preserve and promote traditional martial arts in a systematic manner.
(2) The basic plan shall include the following matters:
1. Basic direction setting for the promotion of traditional martial arts;
2. Matters concerning survey, research, etc. for the promotion of traditional martial arts;
3. Matters concerning the designation and support of traditional martial arts eligible for fostering;
4. Matters concerning the education and training of instructors of traditional martial arts;
5. Matters concerning exchange and cooperation between traditional martial arts and the hosting of events;
6. Matters concerning schemes for securing and efficient management of funds for the promotion of traditional martial arts;
7. Other matters specified by Presidential Decree as necessary for the promotion of traditional martial arts.
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 Article 4 (Responsibilities of State and Local Governments)   print
(1) The State and each local government shall establish and implement various measures for the promotion of traditional martial arts in accordance with the basic plan.
(2) The State and each local government shall encourage, protect, and foster citizens' voluntary activities for traditional martial arts, install facilities necessary for such activities, secure human resources and organizations, grant subsidies for the budget, and develop better conditions for such activities.
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 Article 5 (Fostering of Organizations of Traditional Martial Arts)   print
The State and each local government shall foster and support organizations of traditional martial arts for the promotion of traditional martial arts.
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 Article 6 (Training of Instructors of Traditional Martial Arts, etc.)   print
(1) The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall take measures necessary for training instructors of traditional martial arts and improving their quality for the promotion of traditional martial arts.
(2) Necessary matters concerning the types and grades of instructors of traditional martial arts, the criteria for qualification for such instructors, and the testing and licensing of such instructors shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
ADDENDUM
This Act shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.