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In the capital city of Athens in Greece, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between World Taekwondo Europe and Kukkiwon. The Signing Ceremony between the two parties took place on Saturday 17 March 2018 by the President of WTE Sakis Pragalos and the President of Kukkiwon Oh HYUNDEUK with one common major goal∙ the promotion and development of Taekwondo sport through mutual collaboration programs including the Taekwondo Poom/Dan Promotions Test, education, training and martial arts competitions.

 

The President of World Taekwondo Europe Sakis Pragalos commented: “It is the first time that Kukkiwon signs such an MoU in Europe. Through this partnership, all Taekwondo diplomas and certificates will be issued directly in Europe, and the organization of high quality taekwondo events will embrace a common ground for both parties”.

 

The President of Kukkiwon Oh HYUNDEUK added: “Kukkiwon is the World Taekwondo Headquarters, and WTE has the most of member nations among continental unions. Olympic Taekwondo has been developing only since 2000 Olympics, so Kukkiwon wants to spread out the function of martial arts through “Hanmadang” which could attract the whole of Taekwondo such as self-defense, Jump-kicking, Taekwondo Aerobics and so on. This MoU will contribute in developing the authentic Martial Arts Taekwondo in Europe, and I hope it will be a good opportunity for cooperation between Kukkiwon and WTE.”

 

 

One month prior to the most awaited event, WT President’s Cup - Europe to be held in Athens 25-29 April 2018 and less than 200 places to be left, WTE would like to inform the taekwondo public that the registration process for the relevant event will close on Friday 30 March 2018.

 

Please notice that until that date, it is your last chance to register your athletes, delete entries or make any weight category changes. 

 

After the 30th of March, the simply compete system for the 3rd edition of the massive event will be closed, and you won’t be allowed to make any further actions!

 

So, save the date as it is very important for candidates to settle down all their pending matters before the registration deadline since all the registrations submitted on the system must be paid at the registration desk.

 

Register now and manage your teams’ entries before it’s too late! 

 

Remember, a valid 2018 WT Global Licence with WT Event Pass is required to be able to register for this event. Please contact your MNA or club admin to apply for the WT Global Licence with WT Event Pass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Athens, 19 March 2018) A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between World Taekwondo Europe and Kukkiwon on Saturday 17 March 2018 in Athens, Greece. The President of World Taekwondo Europe and the President of Kukkiwon Oh HYUNDEUK signed the MoU in the signing ceremony that was realized at the premises of WTE in Athens, Greece.The MoU aims to promote the development of Taekwondo through mutual cooperation programs between Kukkiwon and WTE, including the Taekwondo Poom/Dan Promotions Test, education, training and martial arts competitions.

“It is the first time that Kukkiwon signs such an MoU in Europe. Through this partnership, all Taekwondo diplomas and certificates will be issued directly in Europe, and the organization of high quality taekwondo events will embrace a common ground for both parties”, stated the President of World Taekwondo Europe Sakis Pragalos.

The President of Kukkiwon Oh HYUNDEUK added: “Kukkiwon is the World Taekwondo Headquarters, and WTE has the most of member nations among continental unions. Olympic Taekwondo has been developing only since 2000 Olympics, so Kukkiwon wants to spread out the function of martial arts through “Hanmadang” which could attract the whole of Taekwondo such as self-defense, Jump-kicking, Taekwondo Aerobics and so on. This MoU will contribute in developing the authentic Martial Arts Taekwondo in Europe, and I hope it will be a good opportunity for cooperation between Kukkiwon and WTE.”

Part of the MoU importance in Europe is demonstrated through the organization of two of the biggest and significant events this spring in Greece. Firstly, the WT President’s Cup Europe 2018 from 25-29 April 2018, where 3,000 participants will be present at the Olympic Hall in Athens, establishing it as one of the largest taekwondo tournaments in the world.

Secondly, the World Taekwondo Beach Championships, which will be realized 25-28 April on Rhodes island. The championships are co-organized by WTE and will also be broadcast on the Olympic Channel and via EBU to all Europe.

World Taekwondo Europe Secretary General Michael Fysentzidis noted: “The signing of the present MoU and the organization of high quality taekwondo events, instigate a great part of our main objective; the development of Taekwondo. The sum of our actions during the last years, mainly focused on the integrated promotion of the sport around Europe, has already begin to flourish, considering that these two events that are hosted in Greece this year, have already been established as landmarks for the taekwondo community globally.”

 

 

 

 

As Taekwondo public has already been informed, the WTE Open Multi European Championships will be held during the dates 31 May until 10 June 2018 and the massive event will be hosted by the astonishing city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria.

 

The athletes of our sport will have the chance to participate and get experienced at the relevant championships that will be held for the first time in Taekwondo history. A ground-breaking event that will last about half a month and includes both Kyorugi and Poomsae disciplines in all age categories, Master, Under 21, Para-Kyorugi and Para-Poomsae championships.

 

Therefore, next week the Official Outline of the 1st edition of the WTE Open Multi European Championships 2018 will be available on WTE website with all the relevant details so stay tuned for more information to come up concerning this great event.

 

On the occasion of the Belgian Open 16-18 March 2018, the 1st WTE Poomsae Coaches Seminar of the year was realized earlier today (16/03) in the city of Lommel by the lecturer Mr. Mustafa Mutarazak, Vice-Chairman of the World Taekwondo Poomsae Committee.

 

 

The relevant seminar was held at the Sport Venue ‘De Soeverein’, where the participants who had the chance to attend the event, enhance their knowledge and skills regarding the Taekwondo rules and regulations.

 

Additionally, the have been provided with essential information and get the authorization to coach their athletes during European Poomsae Championships with a two-year coach license.

 

Congratulations to all the participants !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World Taekwondo Europe delivers two WTE Coaches Seminars, Poomsae and Kyorugi on March, addressed to candidates who wish to become recognised Taekwondo coaches.

 

In detail, on the occasion of Belgian Open 2018, the WTE Poomsae Coaches Seminar will be held on March 16, at Sport Venue ‘De Soeverein’ in Lommel (Sportveldenstraat 10, 3920) and will start at 08:30 local time.

 

Spain follows up, where the city of Alicante will host the WTE Kyorugi Coaches Seminar on the 23rd of March 2018.

(The registration process ends up 21/03/2018)

 

The relevant seminars are mandatory for coaches/trainers who wish to have the right in coaching during G-status Tournaments and European Championships.

Moreover, it is a great chance for candidates to enrich their knowledge concerning Taekwondo rules and regulations as essential information and simultaneously get authorized to coach their athletes at the vital WTE events with a two-year coaching license.

 

Hence the highest level of coaching results in the best possible performances of European athletes in all level of competitions globally.

 

NOTICES:

*For the check-in a copy of your registration & payment confirmation, your ID/Passport & your WTF GOL Card are required

*Participating coaches are required to wear WTF-recognized doboks.
*Participating coaches are required to bring all necessary stationery (pens, copy-books etc).

 

 

 

 

On the occasion of the 45th Dutch Open 10-11 March 2018, one more WTE Coaches Seminar took place in the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands earlier today (09/03 ) by the lecturer Mr. Chakir Chelbat WTE Council Member & Referee Committee Chairman.

 

Van Der Valk Hotel Eindhoven hosted the relevant WTE seminar and the new taekwondo coaches who attended the seminar, had the chance to enrich their knowledge concerning Taekwondo rules and regulations as essential information and simultaneously get authorized to coach their athletes at the vital WTE events with a two-year coach license.

 

Hence, they are now qualified to coach their athletes during G-status Tournaments and European Championships and the highest level of coaching results in the best possible performances of European athletes in all level of competitions globally.

 

Congratulations to all the participants !

 

 

 

 

Dear Taekwondo family,

 

Kindly find attached the outline for the KAZAN 2018 WTE European Championships following the link below:

Outline_Kazan_2018

 

Regarding your accomodation in the city of Kazan, you may advise the following guide:

Accommodation_guide_Kazan_city

 

See you in Kazan!

 

 

 

Check the following link for the ByLaws of the 3rd WT President's Cup 2018 (G2) to be held in Athens, Greece during the dates 25-29 April. 

 

files/3rd WT PC2018/WT_Presidents_Cup-Europe_Bylaws2018_2_3_2018.pdf

 

 

The 3rd edition of the WT President’s Cup - Europe is expected to surpass the previous one since the excitement of the Taekwondo public for the 2018 version of the tournament is beyond the expectation.

 

The grandest event, which was introduced in the European continent during the 2016 in the city of Bonn in Germany and one year later became an all-time record event of participation in G-Ranking events worldwide (2,182 international athletes), now breaks its own record.

 

According to the latest Online Event Registration Overview of the superior event, after the opening of the registration 20 February 2018 at 17:00 p.m. CET time, 1500 registrations were made during the first three hours!

 

Additionally, up to now 2300 athletes from 35 countries managed to secure their places through the registration on simply compete. Countries such as Greece, Russia, Turkey, Italy and Croatia welcomed the event with great enthusiasm, counting the highest levels of participations.

 

WT President’s Cup-Europe despite the fact that it was a brand-new tournament among its existing ones during its debut in 2016, achieved to be established in the Taekwondo world at forthwith. 

 

The organizer WTE and the supporter South Greek Taekwondo Union (ETANE) of the extraordinary event, are ready to welcome all the athletes at “Ano Liosia Olympic Hall” in Athens during the dates 25-29 April with one major goal∙ to create a memorable experience to all the contestants and audience.

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