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

Canada Open G-1

Canada Para Taekwondo Open

February 13 - 15, 2015

Toronto, Canada


Taekwondo Official Qualification Tournament for Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

March 11-12, 2015

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Pan Am Qualifier Info - English

Pan Am Qualifier Info - Spanish


Mexico Open

March 13 - 15, 2015

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Mexico Open Packet - English

Mexico Open Packet - Spanish

Mexico Open Poomsae - English

Mexico Open Poomsae - Spanish


Paraguay Open G-1

May 29 - 31, 2015

Asuncion, Paraguay

Paraguay Open Packet - English

Paraguay Open Packet - Spanish


Bolivia Open G-1

June 5 - 7, 2015

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Bolivia Open Packet - English

Bolivia Open Packet - Spanish




Toronto Pan American Games

July 19 - 22, 2015

Toronto, Canada


2015 Pan American Open G1

September 13 - 15, 2015

Aguascalientes, 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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