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Record Participation in Upcoming Events in Querétaro

Querétaro, Mexico - From July 23-28, Querétaro will become the epicenter of Pan American Taekwondo by hosting a series of major events with record participation of athletes. These events include the Pan American Children's, Cadet, and Junior Championships, the Panam Series I, which is part of the qualifying system for the Asuncion 2025 Pan American Junior Games, and various certification and training courses.

Pan American Olympic Qualification Tournament: One more achievement of the current PATU’s management

In a remarkable accomplishment of the current management of the Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU), presided by Juan Manuel Lopez, the qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games was held in the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic during the month of April. This event marked a milestone in the organization and management of high-level competitions in the region.

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Queretaro hosts Coaches Seminar: Enhancing Taekwondo in the region

On July 24 and 25, the city of Querétaro, Mexico, will be the epicenter of knowledge and innovation with the realization of a coaches’ seminar that promises to raise the competitive and formative level of the sport in the region. This event, organized with the objective of training coaches in their roles as leaders and guides of local and national teams, will include the participation of distinguished speakers and the awarding of PATU certificates.

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World Taekwondo’s Hilarious Overreach: The Rick Shin Saga

In a move straight out of a dystopian novel, World Taekwondo (WT) has decided that its new mission is not only to regulate Taekwondo but also to control the social and personal lives of its members. Yes, you heard that right. In a display of authority, they have issued a decree that no one, absolutely no one, can associate with the infamous Rick Shin. What terrible sin has this man committed to deserve such banishment, you ask? Well, let’s unravel this bureaucratic mess.

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Poomsae Joins the Pan American Games Under-22 Asuncion 2025

In a significant milestone for Taekwondo, Poomsae has been confirmed as one of the modalities that will be present at the upcoming Asunción 2025 Under-22 Pan American Games. This inclusion represents an important improvement for the discipline and is the result of a concerted effort led by Juan Manuel Lopez, president of the Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU).

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Research Paper Highlighting the Cultural Values of Taekwondo

A research paper published in March in the Journal of Converging Sport and Exercise Sciences has garnered attention for its outstanding cultural values. Dr.Jeon Minwoo from Kyung Hee University and Professor Kim Naye from Shinhan University jointly authored the paper titled “Discovering Hope through Taekwondo: Implications of the Competition Participation Process of Ukrainian Poomsae Athletes during War.”

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United Through Charity: An Interview with Selma Li, Founder of Kombat Cares

In the realm of martial arts, the spirit of combat often extends beyond the arena, resonating in the hearts of those who seek to make a difference. Selma Li, the visionary force behind Kombat Cares, embodies this ethos. Founded with a steadfast commitment to serve the less privileged within the Kombat Taekwondo community, Kombat Cares emerges as a beacon of hope, illuminating paths of compassion and empowerment.

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Daedo International and European Taekwondo Union Renew Sponsorship Contract for 2025-2028

Belgrade, May 10, 2024 – Daedo International, the leading provider of Taekwondo equipment, is proud to announce the renewal of its sponsorship contract with the European Taekwondo Union (ETU) for the period 2025-2028. The contract signing ceremony took place today at the Metropol Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, with Daedo’s Director Sam Park and ETU Secretary General Antonio Barbarino officiating the event.

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Successful Pan American Taekwondo Union General Assembly and Executive Committee Meeting: Celebrating a Year of Achievements

In a historic event for the Pan American Taekwondo Union (PATU), the recent General Assembly and Executive Committee Meeting marked a moment of celebration and reflection, as the reports presented by the administration were satisfactorily approved. This event not only commemorated another year of management, but also served as a tribute to the positive impact that the new generation of PATU leadership has generated.

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Olympic Camp in Santo Domingo perfect stage for Paris 2024 qualifier

In an effort to boost sports performance in the Pan American region and prepare athletes for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Qualifier, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, becomes the epicenter of athletic excellence by hosting the Olympic Camp. This event, supported by the International Olympic Committee’s International Olympic Solidarity Program, together with the World Taekwondo and the Pan American Taekwondo Union, aims to provide competitors with the ideal scenario to achieve the desired Olympic qualification.

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