World Taekwondo, called the World Taekwondo Federation until June 2017, is an international federation governing the sport of taekwondo and is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations
The World Taekwondo Federation was established on May 28, 1973, at its inaugural meeting held at the Kukkiwon with participation of 35 representatives from around the world. As of April 2022 there are 212 member nations.Since 2004, Choue Chung-won has been the president of World Taekwondo, succeeding the first president, Kim Un-yong.
Kukkiwon, also known as World Taekwondo Headquarters, and home of the World Taekwondo Academy, is where the official taekwondo governing organization was established by the South Korean government. It is supervised by the International Sports Division of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
World Taekwondo Masters Union
WTMU, World Taekwondo Masters Union is a global organization founded by 9th Dan Kukkiwon Grandmasters dedicated to the delivery of world-class Kukkiwon Taekwondo education, programs, and services.
WTMU was created with the goal of improving people's lives through Taekwondo in accordance with the standards and principles of the Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters. Special programs available include: International Master Certification, Dojang Curriculum and Business Operations Seminars, Dan Promotion Testing, World Taekwondo Hanmadang Referee Certification, Poom/Dan Examiner Certification, and other seminars covering Poomsae, Sparring and related topics.