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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.

Established: May 28, 1973

Location: 7148-4, Taepyeong-dong, Sujeong-gu,Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 461-855

President: Dr. Chungwon CHOUE (re-elected on April. 12, 2005 / Oct. 13, 2009)

Secretary General: Mr. Jean-Marie Ayer

  • Affiliation to GAISF: October 8, 1975
  • IOC Recognition: July 17, 1980 (83rd IOC Session in Moscow)
  • Olympic Games Demonstration Sport: 1988 Seoul Olympic Games & 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
  • Official Olympic Sport: Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, September 4, 1994 (103rd IOC Session in Paris)
  • Confirmation of Taekwondo as an Official Sport: for Athens 2004 Olympic Games, December 11-13, 2000 (IOC EB Meeting in Lausanne)
  • Expansion of Taekwondo quota at Athens 2004 Olympic Games to 124 in eight weight categories, respective four weight classes for men and women, Sep. 18-20, 2001 (IOC EB Meeting in Lausanne)
  • Feb. 5-7, 2006: IOC Executive Board decided at its meeting in Turin, Italy to expand the number of taekwondo entry in Beijing 2008 Olympic Games from 124 to 128 (two males and two females were added in consideration of the new establishment of Oceania Taekwondo Union).
  • IOC Executive Board decided the number of sports programs of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to be 27, including Taekwondo. The 114th IOC Session held in Mexico City, Mexico on November 29, 2002 also confirmed inclusion of Taekwondo in the Bejing 2008 Olympic Games.
  • IOC reviewed the Olympic programme for 2012 London, Taekwondo was voted to retain in the Olympic Programme of the London 2012 Olympic Games at its 117th Session in Singapore on July 8, 2005.
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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. 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. 

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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
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.A.T.U. (Pan American Taekwondo Union) is one of the five (5) regional Taekwondo organizations under WTF (World T Taekwondo Federation).

The other four (4) are:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • 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.

P.A.T.U. 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.

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