US Martial Arts Organization, Official Governing Body Taekwondo, Official Taekwondo Organization

Costa Rica Open (G-1)

August 29 - 31, 2014

San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Open

Pan Am Sr. Gyoroogi (G-4)

Pan Am Poomsae

Pan Am Para-TKD

September 11 - 15, 2014

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Mexico Open (G-1)

September 11 - 15, 2014

Aguascalientes, Mexico

PATU/Kukkiwon Instructor Certification Course & Special Kukkiwon Dan Promotion Test

September 23 - 27, 2014

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Pan Am Open (G-1)

November 21 - 23, 2014

Puebla, Mexico


Veracruz Central & Caribbean Games

November 15 - 18, 2014

Veracruz, Mexico



PATU (Pan American Taekwondo Union)

PATU (Pan American Taekwondo Union) is one of the five (5) regional Taekwondo organizations under WTF (World Taekwondo Federation). The other four (4) are: Africa, Asia and Europe and Oceania. PATU encompasses the entire western hemisphere from the North Pole to the South. We total 42 member nations. The Pan American Taekwondo Union functions solely to provide members everything they need to enable their member schools to train athletes to the best of their ability in both mind and body.

PATU coordinates various activities of WTF, promotes Taekwondo development, organizes seminars, lectures, championships and tournaments, promotes rank and referee status, tests, distributes and advises on new equipment and generally advises members in all aspects of Taekwondo.

PATU is recognized by the following organizations:


International Olympic Committee


World Taekwondo Federation


Pan American Sports Organization


Organizacion Deportiva Centroamericana Y Del Caribe


Organizacion Deportiva Caribbean


Organizacion Deportiva Centroamericana


Organizacion Deportiva Suramericana


Organizacion Deportiva Bolivariana


African Taekwondo Union


Asian Taekwondo Union


European Taekwondo Union


Oceania Taekwondo Union

PATU is the official sponsor of the following events:

  • Pan American Championship
  • Pan American Cup
  • Pan American Jr./Sr. Open
  • Pan American Collegiate Championship
  • Pan American Junior Championship
  • Pan American Regional Olympic Selection Tournament

PATU participates in the following international multisports games:

  • Pan American Games
  • Bolivarian Games
  • Caribbean Games
  • Central American Games
  • South American Games

PATU is registered as a non-profit organization. PATU organizes: sisterships between schools in member nations, relief efforts in areas hit by natural disasters, and any function deemed necessary for the further development of Taekwondo in the western hemisphere.



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