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Today, our dear friend and colleague General Ahmed Fouly passed away. General Fouly was not only a very dear friend but also a great leader who led WT Africa with passion, knowledge and profound devotion and love for the sport. Under his leadership, Taekwondo rose on African continent. President Pragalos, the Council and the whole European Taekwondo Family wishes the Fouly Family strength in these difficult times. The memory of General Fouly will always live in all of us.

 
 
The most important event before the 2021 Olympics is the EQT. For Taekwondo Europe it is most important that all its members are able to send their teams to this important event to gain quota for the Olympics. Currently, due to the Corona COVID-19 situation, it is not possible to organize his event in the short run. As soon as more news is available, Taekwondo Europe will communicate this on its social media platforms and website.
 
 
The most important event before the 2021 Olympics is the EQT. For Taekwondo Europe it is most important that all its members are able to send their teams to this important event to gain quota for the Olympics. Currently, due to the Corona COVID-19 situation, it is not possible to organize his event in the short run. As soon as more news is available, Taekwondo Europe will communicate this on its social media platforms and website.

 

 
Online Poomsae championships are getting very popular now and you should be ready for it. Register now to the 1st WTE Online Poomsae Workshop in GMS given for all European MNA's by Grand Master Mustapha Moutrazak – Chairman WTE Poomsae Committee on Sunday August 16th (GMT+2 Europe/Paris) 13:00 to 18:30. For 25 euro entry fee only. Register now with WT licence as it's limited to the first 100 participants.
 

 

 

 

 

In 2021, the WT Coach licence will be mandatory and this licence will replace the WTE Coach Licence. The WT Coach licence replaces the WTE Coach Licence as per 1-1-2021.

 

In this Q&A you will find all relevant information for you as coach. If you still have questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will receive an answer within one week. All questions and answers will be published as well.

 

        Q: How does the new WT Coach licence system work?

 

A: WT developed a 3-tier coach certification course structure. Level 1 coaches can coach at all WT recognized international competitions including Continental Championships, G1 and G2 events. Level 2 coaches can coach at WTPromoted Championships such as WT World Championships (Senior, Junior, Cadet, Poomsae and Beach), WT Grand Prixand WT Grand Slam.Level 3 coaches are the top-level coaches and are eligible to coach at Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games.

 

         Q:    Do I need training for the new WT licence?

 

A: Yes, you do.We offer WT Coach courses online:

 

            Level I:         

         July 13-16                  19:00 – 21:00 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

 

            Level II:         

July 20-23                 19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

August 18-21             19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

September 17-20       19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

October 1-4               19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

November 11-14        19:00 – 21:30 hrs GMT +2 Paris time

 

         Q:  Where can I register for the WT Coach courses?

 

A:   The registration process for the WT Coach courses goes via the WT Portal:

https://worldtkd.simplycompete.com/courseshttps://worldtkd.simplycompete.com. For all WT Coach courses in Europe, you can register via the abovementioned link.

 

Q:   Do I need to go to a WT Coach Course every 2 years?

 

A:   Yes, the validity of the license is 2 years.

 

Q:   What are the costs of a WT Coach licence?

 

A:        Level 1:          200 US$

           Level 2:          300 US$

           Level 3:          to be determined

 

Q:  Who will teach the WT Coach courses?

 

A:  A total of 38 Educators have been trained by WT to teach the WT Coach courses. Among them are the best International Referees, Olympic coaches, officials and other highly qualified persons with a profound knowledge and experience in Taekwondo. The Educators speak local languages and will be dispatched worldwide visiting different countries and sharing their experiences during the courses. WT decides which Educator is selected for the Course and it can be a combination of experts.

 

Q:  My WTE Coach licence expired in 2019 and I have no new one yet. What do I do?

 

Attend a WT Coach course. After attending the course, you can coach at all events in 2020. As per 2021 the WT Coach rules and regulations enter into force.

 

Q: My WTE Coach licence is valid till after 1-1-2021. What do I do?

 

A: A small group ofcoaches have previously renewed their WTE Coach licence beyond the date of 1-1-2021. For those coaches concerned, WTE is in discussion with WT to find a solution.

 

 

 

 

Taekwondo Europe and WT have been working extensively on the agenda for the online coach courses for Level 1 and 2. Our members Finland, Germany, Greta Britain and Portugal already have scheduled their Level 1 courses in their local languages, Taekwondo Europe has prepared an extensive agenda for all members to participate in English. 

 

Level 1 is equal to the existing CU Coach licence and as per 1-1-2021, you need to have a Level 1 licence to coach at WT sanctioned events. If you have coached at WT promoted events in 2019 and you have Level 1 certification or CU coach certification valid in 2020 or beyond, you can participate at the Level 2 WT Coach Course. Level 2 is needed to coach at WT promoted events as of 1-1-2021. 

 

Go to the WT portal at https://worldtkd.simplycompete.com/courses and register now!

 

DATES:

 

Level 1: 
Portugal: 4 July
Great Britain: 6-7 July
Germany: 18-19 July
Taekwondo Europe: 13 - 16 July

Level 2:
20-23 July

August 18-21
September 17-20
October 1-4
November 11-14

 

 

 

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Many times we hear about the GMS license and many others about the GAL and even on certain occasions the confusion has been generated about what is one and the other or if they are actually the same, that is why, it is important to start this article explaining exactly those differences.

GMS is the entire Global Membership System and GAL is exclusively the global license for athletes.

 

 

There are three types of licenses: the athlete license (GAL), the official license that includes coaches, referees and officials from MNAs and Continental Unions (GOL), and the regular membership of WT required to participate in National events or courses (GL).

For in-depth details, we exclusively interviewed the Secretary General of the World Taekwondo (WT), Mr. Hoss Rafaty.

 

 

What is the actual cost of the WT GMS license?

 

Many times we hear about the GMS license and many others about the GAL and even on certain occasions the confusion has been generated about what is one and the other or if they are actually the same, that is why, it is important to start this article explaining exactly those differences.

GMS is the entire Global Membership System and GAL is exclusively the global license for athletes.

 

 

There are three types of licenses: the athlete license (GAL), the official license that includes coaches, referees and officials from MNAs and Continental Unions (GOL), and the regular membership of WT required to participate in National events or courses (GL).

For in-depth details, we exclusively interviewed the Secretary General of the World Taekwondo (WT), Mr. Hoss Rafaty.

 

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Secretary General of the World Taekwondo (WT), Mr. Hoss Rafaty.

 

 

What is the purpose of the WT Global Membership System (GMS)?

The Global Membership System (GMS) provides a database for all stakeholders in the global taekwondo family including athletes, coaches, referees, officials, volunteers, media and practitioners at all levels from beginners (color belts) to black belts of taekwondo.

The GMS provide a centralized, fully integrated platform including membership, event and competition management, results and rankings, online education, grading and certification, club management, website builder and much more. Each member in the platform has their own online profile which stores their latest information as well as historical results, courses and more.

The information compiled on ranking and capacity of each country helps World Taekwondo design competitions, educational programs and support infrastructure for practitioners of taekwondo around the world. The information also helps World Taekwondo work in conjunction with the IOC and the ASOIF to promote taekwondo as an Olympic sport.

World Taekwondo started the process of creating the membership data system 12 years ago to provide better services to our membership and meet the needs of different countries and continents regarding education, equipment and events making sure that no athlete is left behind. If there is a deficiency of services somewhere the data helps us identify and correct in a timely manner helping create the programs of the future. It also helps streamline admin processes and greatly reduces the administration for all stakeholders through a centralized platform used at all levels globally.

The GMS will continue to evolve and look to provide additional services and value to its members from online education, certification, esports and gaming service offerings and more.

 

What is the cost of WT membership and WT license?

  1. The cost of a WT membership is 3 US dollars (3 Euro for Europe) a year per person but we allow the MNAs charge up to 10 US dollars to cover their costs of administration.
  2. The cost for an athlete license is 30 US dollars (30 Euro for Europe) a year per person but we allow the MNA to charge up to 45 US dollars to cover their costs of administration.
  3. Children under 12 years old can get a WT membership/license for free.
  4. It is important to mention that we also consider the countries income capacity and based on the United Nations GDP report we provide free membership and licenses to over 65 countries that rank among the lower income brackets.

Can a National Member Association (MNA) refuse to give a WT membership or license?

The WT membership and license are available to anyone that wants to get them with very few exceptions. One is if the person is a convicted criminal or if the Member National Association (MNA) has a valid reason to deny the individual. That reason needs to be a clear violation of the MNA rules or regulations.

Any individual that feels they have been unfairly denied a WT membership or license can contact the WT Disputes department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to review the complaint.

 

Secretary General of the World Taekwondo (WT), Mr. Hoss Rafaty.

What is the purpose of the WT Global Membership System (GMS)?

The Global Membership System (GMS) provides a database for all stakeholders in the global taekwondo family including athletes, coaches, referees, officials, volunteers, media and practitioners at all levels from beginners (color belts) to black belts of taekwondo.

The GMS provide a centralized, fully integrated platform including membership, event and competition management, results and rankings, online education, grading and certification, club management, website builder and much more. Each member in the platform has their own online profile which stores their latest information as well as historical results, courses and more.

The information compiled on ranking and capacity of each country helps World Taekwondo design competitions, educational programs and support infrastructure for practitioners of taekwondo around the world. The information also helps World Taekwondo work in conjunction with the IOC and the ASOIF to promote taekwondo as an Olympic sport.

World Taekwondo started the process of creating the membership data system 12 years ago to provide better services to our membership and meet the needs of different countries and continents regarding education, equipment and events making sure that no athlete is left behind. If there is a deficiency of services somewhere the data helps us identify and correct in a timely manner helping create the programs of the future. It also helps streamline admin processes and greatly reduces the administration for all stakeholders through a centralized platform used at all levels globally.

The GMS will continue to evolve and look to provide additional services and value to its members from online education, certification, esports and gaming service offerings and more.

 

What is the cost of WT membership and WT license?

  1. The cost of a WT membership is 3 US dollars (3 Euro for Europe) a year per person but we allow the MNAs charge up to 10 US dollars to cover their costs of administration.
  2. The cost for an athlete license is 30 US dollars (30 Euro for Europe) a year per person but we allow the MNA to charge up to 45 US dollars to cover their costs of administration.
  3. Children under 12 years old can get a WT membership/license for free.
  4. It is important to mention that we also consider the countries income capacity and based on the United Nations GDP report we provide free membership and licenses to over 65 countries that rank among the lower income brackets.

Can a National Member Association (MNA) refuse to give a WT membership or license?

The WT membership and license are available to anyone that wants to get them with very few exceptions. One is if the person is a convicted criminal or if the Member National Association (MNA) has a valid reason to deny the individual. That reason needs to be a clear violation of the MNA rules or regulations.

Any individual that feels they have been unfairly denied a WT membership or license can contact the WT Disputes department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to review the complaint.

 

 

 

The next online Poomsae event will be for color belts! KWON is main sponsor of the event and has provided 3 vouchers of 75 euro each for the winners of the most likes, most shares and creative video winners! All ages and all color belts can compete at this open event. All athletes from our WT/WTE members can participate and GMS members get a huge discount on entry fees! MAS Taekwondo is our promo partner and will help us with the streaming of the event live on YouTube! Are you ready to join? Get prepared and send us your preparation stories! Register at our partner Martial.Events!

KWON
masTaekwondo.com
Lisa Lents
Lents Taekwondo 렌츠 태권도
Eric Gilson
Martial.Events

 

Day 3

 

DAY 3: Online KWON Open Color Belt Tournament

Day 3 Ring 1: https://youtu.be/E_4HDkrh4Ok
Day 3 Ring 2: https://youtu.be/BvmogOytmiM

Draws Day 3 Online KWON Open Color belt tournament

https://bit.ly/2NrzFtJ

MasTaekwondo Equipo

 

 

Draws Day 2

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1J4WFL0X83PGoZHlhikDw2d33EF6WZ6oM?usp=sharing

 

First Day results

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1guwhOfeuxgYVpmqntivWVV-U30f04kaM?usp=sharing

 

 

TIME SCHEDULE DAY 1
Online KWON Open Tournament 2020 Color Belts 🤩🎥🥋🏆☀️💪🏼

Best regards,
Taekwondo Europe, Lents Taekwondo, KWON, MAS TKD, Eric Gilson & co & Martial Events.

#LentsTaekwondo #렌츠태권도 #OnlineKWONOpenTournament2020
#WorldTaekwondoEurope #WTE #KWON #MasTKD #MartialEvents #OnlineTaekwondo #UnitedAgainstCovid19

 

TIME SCHEDULE DAY 2
Online KWON Open Tournament 2020 Color Belts 🤩🎥🥋🏆☀️💪🏼

Best regards,
Taekwondo Europe, Lents Taekwondo, KWON, MAS TKD, Eric Gilson & co & Martial Events.

 

Live stream channel:

 

https://www.martial.events/en/events/wte-online-kwon-open-tournament-color-belts-2020

 

 

What is your position on the European Ranking? Check it out now! https://wte.simplycompete.com

Powered by @Simplycompete! Massive thank you to Kabir Kar and the SC team behind this new launch! Do you want National Rankings for your federation as well? Contact us to make it happen!

 

 

 

During this period of Covic19 where the whole world is locked down and all events and competitions worldwide are postponed or cancelled, although this difficult time we need to keep going forward no matter what.

In this educational platform, World Taekwondo Europe try to reach out to all MNAs who are in need to develop Para Taekwondo and to all referees who have ambition to learn about the Para competition rules and regulations and contribute to develop Para Taekwondo in their country.

Educators are :
Mr Chakir Chelbat WTE Referee Chairman
Mr Usman Dildar WTE Technical Director .
We will cover :
• WT Para Competition Rules and regulations .
• Taekwondo History
• Responsibilities and Duties of Para IRs,
• Code of Ethics
• Emergency situations.
• Safeguarding
• Videos analysis and Hand Signals

This WTE Open Para IR Workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn and develop Para Taekwondo Sport in your country .
This Workshop is not mandatory to attend. However it is part of the World Taekwondo Europe activities in order to help and support the development of Para Taekwondo for all referees and MNAs who are in need.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
7 June 2020, at 15:00 CET

Download the outline HERE

W.T.E Sponsors

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