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International Taekwon-Do Federation
and
KoreAmerica Taekwon-Do Union



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 Hong Hi. 
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 Federation (USTF) . 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.
Grandmaster Hwang

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 team.

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...

  • ITF Affiliation

  • ITF Communication and Activity Participation

  • Degree Certification through ITF

  • Advanced Training and Degree Promotion Opportunity

  • Video Tapes of Original 24 Patterns

  • Seminar with General Choi Hong Hi by arrangement

  • Seminar with Grand Master K.S. Hwang by arrangement

  • Regional and International Competition Opportunity

  • Taekwon-Do Summer Camp for all levels

  • Complete Package for opening a new Martial Arts School

  • ITF and KATU Patches

  • and much more.....contact Grand Master Hwang for more information..

KATU annual membership fee $24.00 for individuals and $30.00 for school memberships.........send in your application today !!