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The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) was established in 1973 and is the International Federation [IF] governing the sport of Taekwondo. The WTF is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations [ASOIF]. The WTF recognizes national Taekwondo governing bodies recognized by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) in the pertinent country, one in each country, as its members.

The WTF report the sport is enjoyed by 60 million people in 184 countries around the world.


The European Taekwondo Union (ETU) is the European regional federation for WTF Taekwondo. With 48 member nations the European region is the largest of all five continents.


Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd (Sport TKD Ltd) is the performance arm of the British Taekwondo Control Board and is responsible or all aspects of Taekwondo related to the Olympic Games.  Sport Taekwondo UK Ltd is charged with running and developing all aspects of the Taekwondo Olympic sport development in the UK and the running of Major Events.



The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It was formed in 1905 in the House of Commons, and at that time consisted of seven National Governing Body members from the following sports: fencing, life-saving, cycling, skating, rowing, athletics, rugby, football and archery. The BOA now includes as its members the thirty-five National Governing Bodies of each Olympic sport including the British Taekwondo Control Board.


Established by Royal Charter in 1996, UK Sport works in partnership with the home country sports councils and other agencies to lead sport in the UK to world-class success.
UK Sport is responsible for managing and distributing public investment and is a statutory distributor of funds raised by the National Lottery and is accountable to Parliament through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport


Sport England is a non-departmental public body and National Lottery distributor. Who are committed to creating a world leading community sports development system and increasing participation in sport. Sport England’s strategy is to help deliver more people doing more sport, improved talent development systems, increase people’s satisfaction with their experience of sport and be a major contributor to the delivery of the five hour sports offer for children and young people.


The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is a nationwide network of world class support services, designed to foster the talents of our elite athletes.

The range of services supplied by the EIS spans sports science and sports medicine. Support includes applied physiology, biomechanics, medical consultation, medical screening, nutritional advice, performance analysis, psychology, podiatry, strength and conditioning coaching, sports massage and sports vision. The Performance Lifestyle programme provides supplementary career and education advice.


Adidas is a name that stands for competence in all sectors of sport around the globe. The vision of company founder Adolf Dassler has long become reality, and his corporate philosophy the guiding principle for successor generations. The idea was as simple as it was brilliant. Adi Dassler's aim was to provide every athlete with the best possible equipment.

Today, the adidas product range extends from shoes, apparel and accessories for basketball, soccer, fitness and training to adventure, taekwondo and golf. Adidas is Europe’s biggest supplier of athletic footwear and sports apparel.

Korea Tourism Organization

The British International Taekwondo Championships & Sport Taekwondo UK have confirmed a new partnership with the Korea Tourism Organization.

Often cited as the 'home of taekwondo', the partnership is geared towards engaging with fans of the martial art, opening up travel offers to the membership base of Sport Taekwondo UK and the British Taekwondo Control Board.

Ramy Salameh, Korea Tourism Organization, said: "We are very happy to become associated with UK Sport Taekwondo and look forward to engaging with the audiences that such a partnership will allow access too. We are also happy to provide our knowledge and expertise to further stimulate interest in Korea as the 'home of Taekwondo."

The recent 'British International Taekwondo Championships' (24th & 25th Sept) held in Manchester, provided the perfect event and occasion to 'kick-start' the partnership between KTO and Sport Taekwondo UK. VIP's from the world of Taekwondo gathered at the International event, which proved an excellent opportunity to share new ideas about how to promote Korea through the sport.