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World Taekwondo Federation

The World Taekwondo Federation is the International Federation (IF) governing the sport of Taekwondo and is a  member of the Association of  Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). The WTF recognizes national  Taekwondo governing bodies recognized by the NOC in  the pertinent country, one in each country, as its members.


The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport. WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and  governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti- doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. WADA is a Swiss private l  law Foundation. Its seat is in Lausanne, Switzerland, and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. WADA works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.


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European Para Taekwondo UNION

The mission of the European Taekwondo Union is to provide effective international governance of para taekwondo as a Paralympic Sport within the European geographical region of the WTF.

The objectives of the European Para Taekwondo Union are:

  • to work towards the integration of disabled children and adults in taekwondo activities and championships,
  • to focus on empowering and enabling children and adults with disabilities to take up positions of responsibility in sport,
  • to work with and through the Member National Associations of ETU in order to enhance the capacity to integrate people with  disabilities into physical recreation,
  • to promote, expand, and improve within Europe the practice of para taekwondo in light of its educational, cultural, and sports  values (the “Taekwondo movement”),
  • to promote fair play, youth development, and education,
  • to encourage peace and cooperation though participation in sports,
  • to promote or sanction international para taekwondo competitions,
  • to take action in order to strengthen the unity and protect the interests of the European Para Taekwondo Union, ETU, WTF and the Taekwondo Movement,
  • to engage in other (para) activities in support of the above objectives.

Asian Taekwondo Union

The Asian Taekwondo Union is one of the 5 continental unions of the World Taekwondo Federation and we are the official governing body of all Taekwondo activities in the Asian continent. All our activities are aimed at promoting and developing Taekwondo in this continent. Currently, 41 member national associations are affiliated to the ATU.

Establishment: 1978. 09
President: Dr. Lee, Dai Soon
Secretary General: Mr. Lee Kyu Seok

Main Activities:

Organization of Taekwondo tournaments such as the Asian Taekwondo Championships, the Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships alternating years. Dispatch of Korean student masters to member countries to teach local Taekwondo practitioners. Dispatch of demonstration team and holding seminars on athletes training skills overseas. Organization of academic seminars in Korea more than two times a year to discuss various Taekwondo issues and to appoint the officials of our union. Maintaining standards established by the World Taekwondo Federation.

Panamerican Taekwondo Union

PATU (Pan American Taekwondo Union) is one of the five (5) regional Taekwondo organizations under WTF (World Taekwondo Federation). The other four (4) are: Africa, Asia and Europe and Oceania. PATU encompasses the entire western hemisphere from the North Pole to the South. We total 42 member nations. The Pan American Taekwondo Union functions solely to provide members everything they need to enable their member schools to train athletes to the best of their ability in both mind and body. PATU coordinates various activities of WTF, promotes Taekwondo development, organizes seminars, lectures, championships and tournaments, promotes rank and referee status, tests, distributes and advises on new equipment and generally advises members in all aspects of Taekwondo.

African Taekwondo Union

The African Taekwondo Union is the Continental Union from WTF in Africa. It has 44 members and is one of the largest geographical continents. The Union is headed by General Fouly, who is also a Vice-president of the WTF. The African Taekwondo Union was in the news after the Olympics when Anthony Obame from Gabon won the first silver Olymic medal ever for the African country.

President: Gen. Ahmed El-Fouly
Address: African Taekwondo Union (AFTU), 64 Ramsis Extension Street ( 2 ), Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt 
Tel: 202 2263 1737
Mobile: 20 100 630 1000
Fax: 202 2261 7576
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Web: http://www.aftu.org

Secretary General: Mrs. Nadia Sobhi
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Oceanian Taekwondo Union

The fifth Continental Union of the WTF is the Oceanian Taekwondo Union,

Headed by Mr.Walter Coles.

The Union has 19 members and has its headquarters in Australia.

President: Phillip Walter Coles

Address: 4/118 Hewlett Street, AU-Bronte NSW 2024, Australia
Tel: 61 2 93 89 59 87
Fax: 61 2 93 89 09 23
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Web:  www.otu.org.au

Secretary General: Mr. John Kotsifas
Address: Level 5, 398 Lonsdale Street,

Melbourne Vic Australia 3000
Tel: 61 3 9640 0600
Fax: 61 3 9640 0611
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