The North Korean Taekwondo Demonstration Team will be in Collingswood on Tuesday evening for a rare American performance.
The State Department approved a brief visit by the elite martial arts team as part of a goodwill exchange between taekwondo practitioners in both countries. This is only the second time the group has visited the United States; the first tour was in 2007.
The team of 14 athletes will perform in Boston and New York City this weekend, then at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood at 7 p.m. Tuesday, said Ken MacKenzie, who owns several martial arts studios in South Jersey and helped coordinate the visit.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For more information, contact MacKenzie at MacKenzie's Martial Arts at 856-346-1111.