Taekwon-do literally means ‘the art of hand and foot’. There are many different types, but the main ones are WTF (World Taekwon-do Federation) as seen in the Olympics and ITF (International Taekwon-do Federation), which is the style that we do and is alot closer to the original forms of Taekwon-do. I’ve been practicing for 15 years and competing for England for the past five years. Competing in the European and World Championships has given me a great opportunity to travel around the world from Jamaica, Italy and Sweden to Spain and Slovakia.
Overseas Security Services (OSS) operations are apparently grounded in the experience of top expatriate security operatives formerly involved with the biggest security firm in Mobutu’s Zaire. 25 According to OSS public relations materials, “these persons have a not unimportant experience in the safety of this country.” 25 Providing mine security, body-guard and protection services, OSS operates in Burundi, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Dubai, South Africa, Republic of Congo (Brazzavile) and Belgium, placing them in cahoots with all sides warring and plundering eastern Congo today. 26
Together they are Anderssen & Voll, an Oslo-based design studio established in 2009, working in what they term the “Nordic design tradition.” Anderssen and Voll were two of the three founders of design group Norway Says, and as a duo their focus continues to be on domestic objects, from furniture and lighting to electronics, textiles and tableware, including the Berg Pillow (2010) and the Well Watering Can (2015). These and other pieces reflect Anderssen and Voll’s attention to cultural and market influences and their commitment to applying what they learn to fresh designs with practical appeal to consumers.