World Taekwondo Federation structure


Taekwondo New Zealand is part of the World Taekwondo Federation.  WTF or Kukki style Taekwondo technique is developed at the Kukkiwon, which also administers WTF recognised Dan (black belt) grades.  


The WTF is the International Sports Federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee.  It organises competitions, and provides a forum for the national bodies of each country.  Countries have a member national association (MNA), which is recognised by the Olympic committee for that country and by the WTF.  TNZ is the governing body for New Zealand.  For many events, such as Olympic selection, member organisations are organised into regions and for New Zealand the regional organisation is the Oceania Taekwondo Union.  TNZ Secretary General Matt Ransom also holds the position of Treasurer for the Oceania Taekwondo Union.  TNZ President Grandmaster Kim is a Vice President of the Oceania Taekwondo Union, and an Executive Council member of the WTF.

Dan and Poom holders may check their Kukkiwon status by clicking this link and entering the appropriate details.

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