GLOBAL LICENCES(Athletes and Officials)

Kyorugi and Poomsae athletes competing in WTF-promoted championships are required to register with the WTF as global athletes.

The cost per licence is $60 (NZ).

Once the application has been received, TNZ will invoice the athlete/official for the amount required. Once payment has been received, only then with an application be made to the WTF for a Global Athlete Licence.

An application must be made in the form of an email. Applications must be sent to the following email address:

The following items are required to be included in the application email (without all this information, a successfulapplication to WTF for a Global Athlete licence can not be made):

  1. Full Name (First name, last name, preferred first name)
  2. Physical or Postal Address
  3. Contact Phone number
  4. Email address
  5. A head and shoulders photograph of the athlete/official – this is uploaded to WTF
  6. A scanned copy of the details page of the athlete/official’s passport (if not a New Zealand citizen – a drivers licence or further proof of residence such as a letter or certified copy showing “Resident Visa” status within New Zealand) – this is uploaded to WTF
  7. A scanned copy of the athlete/official’s Kukkiwon Dan/Poom certificate – this is uploaded to WTF
  8. Completed WTF 5-year waiver (
  9. Coaches must provide evidence of holding a current OTU coaches qualification.

WTF require the above information and may, in turn, request additional information.