The International Taekwondo
Federation (ITF) is the organization which governs the
art of Taekwon-Do. This organization is run by the founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi
The ITF is represented by two organizations in the United States: The
KoreAmerica Taekwon-Do Union (KATU) and the United States Taekwon-Do
. These two organizations share responsibility for representing the United States in the
ITF World Championships. In the very late 80's and early 90's, the two organizations
fielded adult teams in alternate years. Since 1993, the USTF has fielded the adult team
and KATU has fielded the junior (up to 18 years) team.
KATU, which is headed by Grand Master
Hwang, selects and trains the members of the US Junior Team. The 1998 JR Team
competed in India in this past October. KATU is currently holding tryouts for the next
If you or
your school wish to be affiliated with the ITF, you may join
KATU. KATU is accepting individual and school members.
Membership in KATU provides many benefits including...
Communication and Activity Participation
Certification through ITF
Training and Degree Promotion Opportunity
Tapes of Original 24 Patterns
with General Choi Hong Hi by arrangement
with Grand Master K.S. Hwang by arrangement
and International Competition Opportunity
Summer Camp for all levels
Package for opening a new Martial Arts School
and KATU Patches
much more.....contact Grand Master Hwang for more information..
annual membership fee $24.00 for individuals and $30.00 for
school memberships.........send in your application today !!