The purpose of organizing the World Taekwondo Federation is to circulate and regulate Taekwondo. The purpose is also along with its traditional Taekwondo spirit throughout the world.
The Federation seeks to recognize the ideals, “Swiftly, Powerfully and Accurately” through the medium of Taekwondo competition that is around the world.
The World Taekwondo Federation promotes the principles that the Kukkiwon is in respect to Taekwondo philosophy.
Organization and membership of TaeKwonDo
World Taekwondo Federation membership consists of National Taekwondo Associations representing their respective nations. This is with the recognition of the federation.
The approval of the Executive Council and the General Assembly of the federation is a requirement for one to be a member. The National Association applying for the membership of the World Taekwondo Federation have a requirement to present their designated application documents together with a letter of recognition from the pertinent National Olympic Committee.
In addition to that, they also have a requirement to hand over a letter that pledges to send out at least three or more competitors to the World (Junior) Taekwondo Championships.
After all the requirements are met, the applicants are admitted as provisional members until their admittance is finally approved. Provisional members have no voting right though but are able to participate in all international competitions by the World Federation.
The federation shall approve only one association for each nation. This is on the condition that its NOC having recognition from the IOC has recognized the association.
All the affiliated member National Associations and regional organizations shall represent their respective statutes. This is strictly in compliance with the principles of the Federation Rules and Regulations. This is so as not to break any provisions that may be stated.
Any member of the National Association may withdraw its membership from the Federation.
All members have a obligation to send out at least three or more competitors to the World Taekwondo Championships and the World Junior Taekwondo Championships.
The demoted members will no longer be able to exercise voting rights in official meetings, though they still retain the right to compete in all official competitions of the federation.
When they present a document to the Federation confirming their impending participation in one of the two Championships together with a letter pledging to dispatch at least three or more competitors to the both Championships in the days to come, their membership can be used again.
Headquarters and official language.
The headquarters of the World Federation is located permanently in Seoul, Korea.
The official languages are English, French, German, Spanish and Korean.
In case of disagreement over interpretation or translation, the English language version shall prevail. But in case of disagreement over interpretation of technical matters of Taekwondo, the Korean original version will be the one to prevail.
The members of the Federation have the right to speak their mother language or any language they are comfortable with. But then, their speech should be translated to the five official languages on behalf of the other members.