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.

USA Taekwondo is the national governing body (NGB) of Taekwondo for the United States Olympic Committee and as such is the official Member National Association (MNA) of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)in the USA. The tournaments that are held by the USAT are big and nation wide and many famous martial artists go to the events. The US Open is one of the largest international blackbelt only events in the world.

Kukkiwon, also known as the World Taekwondo Headquarters, and home of the World Taekwondo Academy, is the official taekwondo governing organisation established by the South Korean government. It is supervised by the International Sports Division of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

The Fundamental purpose of the USA taekwondo Martial Arts Commission is to assist and advise the CEO/Secretary General of USA Taekwondo in a variety of matters including: restoration of traditional Taekwondo values to promote human development through education, training, application, and teaching; preservation of the history of Taekwondo in the USA (including recognition of Taekwondo pioneers); renewal of memberships of and benefits to those excluded from the NGB by previous administrations; and, support for the CEO/Secretary General to further the US Olympic movement.

Furthering its initiative to restore martial arts traditions and values to the practice of Taekwondo, the USA Taekwondo Martial Arts Commission took a giant step forward by conducting its inaugural meeting in conjunction with the USA Taekwondo Junior Olympics and Senior Nationals in San Jose, California from July 9 – 11, 2007. The highlight of the meeting was the induction of more than 50 grandmasters and select masters and instructors as founding members, and the presentation of special awards from the World Taekwondo Federation and Kukkiwon to practitioners who have distinguished themselves with their contributions to Taekwondo in USA.

“This is a special day,” said Commission co-chair Senior Grandmaster Joon P.
Choi. “Previous leadership lost sight of Taekwondo as a holistic discipline for human development. Now we are back on track.” Choi and co-chair Senior Grandmaster Hong Kong Kim are the driving force behind the creation of the Commission. “We worked very hard for this moment,” said Kim. “We are grateful to USAT CEO/Secretary General David Askinas for his recognition of the importance of what the Commission will restore to Taekwondo. The true substance of Taekwondo study will now be preserved for the benefit of our entire society.”

We are part of The World Haidong Gumdo Federation, an organization dedicated to spreading the art of Haidong Gumdo throughout the world.

We teach the fighting skill of the Samurang swordsmen, who lived in the Koguryo kingdom of what is now South Korea nearly 2,000 years ago.

Mr. Jeong Ho Kim, modern founder of Haidong Gumdo and President of the World Haidong Gumdo Federation, learned Haidong Gumdo from a spiritual wanderer named Jang Baek-san and became its champion, making it popular first in Korea, and then spreading it throughout the world.

Grandmaster Kim has established nearly 500 Haidong Gumdo dojangs in South Korea and well over 1,000 schools in 30+ other countries.

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