Donald Trump has been awarded an honourary black belt in taekwondo.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

The former US President was presented with a ninth Dan black belt - the highest level in the martial art - in Florida last week by Lee Dong-sup, the president of the taekwondo governing body Kukkiwon.

Upon receiving the belt, Trump said: "It is my honour to receive Honorary Dan Certificate and I think taekwondo is a magnificent martial art for self-defence.

"I wish to see Kukkiwon Taekwondo Team's demonstration."

According to reports in South Korea, Trump added that he would wear the taekwondo suit in Congress if he makes it back to the White House.

Trump has never actually practiced the martial art but Kukkiwon added that the ceremony was "not related to any other political issues".

The award means Trump is now the same rank as Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was made an honourary ninth dan in 2013.