The World Taekwondo was established on 28 May 1973 and is the International Federation [IF] governing the Sport of Taekwondo. WT is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations [ISOIF] and International Paralympic Committee [IPC].
WT leads the most inclusive and accessible combat sport, which combines the values of an ancient Asian heritage with the values of a global elite sport. Taekwondo evolves on a solid base, mixing the traditional and the modern. The values recognized by practitioners and partners are the strength of our sport. They are distilled from those found in our society: the search for pleasure, surpassing oneself, perseverance, moral and physical strength, and respect for others.
- per www.worldtaekwondo.org