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PATU International Poomsae Referee Certification & Refresher Course

December 11-12, 2014

Portland, Oregon USA

Referee Certification Application

Referee Registration

Hotel Accommodations


Poomsae Seminar

December 12, 2014

Portland, Oregon USA

Poomsae Seminar Registration

Hotel Accommodations


Pan Am Open Championships WTF (G-1)

December 12 - 14, 2014

Portland, Oregon USA

Pan Am Open Info

Black Belt Registration

Color Belt Registration

Coach & Media Registration

Hotel Accommodations

Liability Waiver & Medical Treatment Consent

Pan Am Open Designated Poomsae

Pan Am Open Schedule


Mexico Open

September 15 - 18, 2014

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Mexico Open Info



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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