International Taekwondo Organizations

Amid the previous years taekwondo has turned into an extremely well known game. A wide range of rivalries and competitions have risen up out of a nearby to a worldwide level. It has likewise as of late turned into an Olympic game, prompting to a chain of importance among universal taekwondo associations.

By a long shot the most famous one is WTF (World Taekwondo Federation). Established in 1973 the South Korea based association is the top expert in Olympic taekwondo as individual from International Olympic Committee. The association has a long history of over 30 years and is involved individuals from 182 National Associations from five world areas: Asian (ATU), European (ETU), Pan American (PATU), African (AFU) and Oceanian (OTU)

Additionally a major player in the field of taekwondo is ITF (International Taekwondo Federation). Established in 1966, ITF fundamental proposes are to deal with the competitions and workshops, set the guidelines of educating and guarantees the right confirmation and positioning. At the base of their qualities and learning stand the most critical books about taekwondo craftsmanship and practice: “The Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do” in 15 volumes and “The Korean Art of Self Defense” otherwise called the Condensed Encyclopedia, both composed by General Choi Hong Hi.

The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) was established in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. by Haeng Ung Lee, in 1969. Together with Songahm Taekwondo Federation and World Traditional Taekwondo Union they contain one of the biggest taekwondo associations on the planet, summing up to more than 350000 individuals. ATA is prominent for rehearsing sogham Taekwondo in their subsidiary schools. Sogham signifies “pine tree and shake” and contrasts the understudy learning taekwondo and the development of a pine tree.

WTF is the most imperative of all the taekwondo associations because of its Olympic status. Amid the previous years the way it capacities has turned out to be more fair, having advanced into a structure fit for adjusting global desires. I feel that WTF is as of now in good shape and will keep on being the length of it keeps its Olympic status. After general Choi’s passing ITF split into three associations: ITF Vienna, ITF North Koreea and ITF Canada, all asserting to be “the genuine” ITF. This however detrimentally affected ITF’s universal esteem influencing its picture. Effortlessly detectable from its title, ATA is a dominatingly American association. This circumstance prevents it from acquiring genuine worldwide acknowledgment.

It is my supposition that taekwondo will dependably have a wide range of styles and will be spoken to by an expansive number of associations. I base this suspicion by the way this sort of issues are impacted by financial aspects, national arrangements and the individual feelings of compelling individuals.

Markku Parviainen, Taekwondo and Fitness mentor, MP-Taekwondo akademi Göteborg SWEDEN, []

Markku Parviainen has considered Taekwondo (WTF) more than 30 years and was individual from Finnish national group for a long time. He has a Coaching degree from the Finnish game establishment and has guided the Finnish junior national group. He contended in more than 100 competitions and his best outcomes were a Bronze award in the European title and various national and Nordic titles. His understudies have gotten decorations in World titles and European title amusements. Right now he lives with his family in Sweden and runs his Taekwondo School in the city of Gothenbourg.

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