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The WTF Seoul Headquarters will move to a new location from June 2 to 3, 2015. The Secretariat will run as usual from June 4, 2015 and we apologize for any inconvenience.


Please be advised of the new address as follows:

WTF Seoul Headquarters

5Fl. Kolon Bldg., 35-34

Tongui-dong, Jongno-gu

Seoul, Korea, 110-040

Tel: 82 2 566 2505

Fax: 82 2 553 4728

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Kindly address all future mail correspondence to the above address.

The WTF Seoul Headquarters is located a short walk from exit 4 Gyeongbokgung Station on the Seoul Subway Line 3.

Sincerely Yours,

Haeri JEON

International Affairs Department


With visitors from San Marino and Israel, the ETU Coach Seminar was held in Baku Azerbaijan. In total 16 persons attended the course and the small size of the group allowed the sessions to be interactive. The group could ask a lot of questions and with the help of scenarios, the rules and regulations were being explained. The participants obtained a 2-year license which allows them to coach at all G-ranked events in the world!

Coach Licence.

The Coach license of each Continental Union of WTF (ETU, PATU, AFTU, ATU and OTU) are recognized at all CU sanctioned and promoted events. Those coaches who do not possess a CU Coach License have to pay a fine of an amount that at minimum equals the participation fee of the Coach License course in that particular CU. All Continental Unions are in agreement with this policy and have agreed upon in a memorandum of Understanding, signed in January 2015.


On the occasion of the WTF World Championships, the WTF Expansions Committee met. All presidents and secretary-generals of the continental unions of WTF met and discussed a wide range of topics. The GMS was discussed as well as the ranking system for members which WTF is planning to introduce in the future.

During the WTF Council meeting, the next host country for the WTF World Championships was decided. Korea will host the event in the prestigious Taekwondowon on Muju.


The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and the Nepalese people has caused incomprehenible suffering and tragedy. The President of the Nepalese Taekwondo Association has ETU to help the Nepalese people. ETU therefore has send his request to all members, asking them to support the Taekwondo Family in Nepal.


ETU president Pragalos and and Romanian Taekwondo Federation President Apostol sign hosting contract for ETU European championships Under 21. The event will take place in Bucharest on 20-22 November 2015. At this event, ETU is expecting at least 37 member countries to participate.


ETU Coach Seminar
Baku, Azerbaijan 23-24 May, 2015

On 23 and 24 May, the Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation will host the ETU Coach seminar. This seminar will give the attendees the ETU Coach license which is mandatory for coaching at all ETU G-ranking events.


In case that you need a VISA to attend this event, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until May 13 a copy of your passport in high resolution and the Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation will provide you with a landing VISA.

Please always upload the right data and make sure that all the letters are in Latin characters.

Use the LINK to register

ETU will have no responsibility in case that you have uploaded false or misleading elements and holds the right to cancel your entry.


The President and Vice-president of the Turkish Taekwondo federation. Dr. Metin Sahin and Ali Sagirkaya visited the ETU Headquarters in Athens. Turkey will host the next European Qualification Tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Istanbul on 16 and 17 January 2016. They met with ETU President Pragalos and Secretary-General Fysentzidis. They had constructive talks about the event and ETU is confident that the event will be a huge success. They also discussed the bid Turkey is making to host the 2017 WTF World Championships. The WTF Council will decide on the next host city at their Council meeting which is planned in Chelyabinsk Russia in May.


The Turkish Prime Minister, His Excellency Prof. Ahmet Davutoğlu visited the Turkish Taekwondo Federation and met with the President of the Turkish Taekwondo Federation, ETU Vice-president and WTF Council member, dr. Metin Sahin. After the meeting with the Turkish national team, the Prime Minister and dr. Sahin discussed the candidacy of Turkey to host the 2017 WTF World Taekwondo Championships. According to dr. Sahin, the Prime Minister expressed his continuing support for Taekwondo in Turkey and especially the efforts of the Turkish Taekwondo Federation to host the World Championships in 2017. Once more it was clear that the governmental support in Turkey for sports is excellent.


Including Breakdown of Points Earned from 2015 Onwards


I am pleased to announce the release of new functionality that I know many of you have been waiting for and that is the ability to export the latest World and Olympic Ranking into excel both from the WTF Profile and from logging into the WTF GMS.

On top of this we have also added both on the screen and in the export the breakdown of points earned per tournament in 2015, summary of points earned 2012-2014 and total points. You can also click on a particular athlete and it will highlight that row to make it easier to review a particular athlete's point.

Along with this new functionality that has been released, we have re-applied the below mentioned bylaw to the rankings formula for the calculation of Olympic Ranking Points.

Based on the Ranking ByLaw Passed on March 18th 2014, Article 3, point 8 states that

• 8 G1 & G2 ranking point allocation of Olympic Weight Division:

• 8.1 Only the best five (5) results from G1 tournaments from January 1st 2014 to December 31st 2014, shall count for the ranking in the selected Olympic Weight Division independently from the World Weight Division where they were achieved.

• 8.2 Only the best three (3) results from G2 tournaments from January 1 to December 31, shall count for the ranking in the selected Olympic Weight Division independently from the World Weight Division where they were achieved.

This has been done as the formula had broken and it has now been put back in place and hence there will be changes in the Olympic Ranking Points only for any athlete affected by this bylaw.

If you have any questions on the above new functionality please contact the WTF Licence & Ranking Administration Manager Mr. Kabir Kar directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My team and I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming World Championships in Chelyabinsk next month.


Justin Tenbeth

Director – WTF Global Membership System (GMS)

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