The Hallyu Wave, also known as the Korean Wave, is the spread of Korean culture across borders. The term was first used by the Chinese media in the 1990s to refer to the influence of Korean entertainment in China, Japan, and other South East Asian countries. The craze in Korean pop culture initially started with the explosive interest in Korean dramas, but it has moved on to include various other Korean cultures. Additionally, the Hallyu Wave is no longer limited to Asia, as it has gained more recognition and prominence in continents like North and South America, as well as Europe.
Original Wave – TAEKWONDO
While many believe the advent of the Hallyu Wave began with kdramas, its actual beginning developed early on with the introduction of Korea’s national sport to the world in the 1960s