022 The 21st Central
American & Caribbean Games to be held in Mayaguez, Puerto
The 21st Central and Caribbean Games (C & C Games) will be
held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico from July 17 to Aug. 01.
021 The 9th South
American Games will be held in Medellin, Colombia.
The 9th South American Games will be celebrated from March
10 to 21, 2009 in Medellin, Colombia.
020 The 8th World Junior Championships
to be held in Tijuana, Mexico.
WTF World Qualifying Tournament will be held on March 3~4,
2009 prior to the 8th World Junior Championships to be held
in Tijuana, Mexico from March 06 to March 09, 2009.
019 IX Central
American Games are postponed till 2010.
2009 IX Central American Games scheduled for Dec. 14~18
are postponed till 2010 due to domestic political problems
in Honduras. Taekwondo Games will be held in Panama in
018 The 4th World
Poomsae Championships to be held in Cairo, Egypt.
2009 the 4th World Poomsae Championships will be held in
Cairo, Egypt from Nov. 29 to Dec. 02.
017 2009 Pan Am Open Championship
is Postponed to 2010.
2009 Pan Am Open Championships scheduled for Nov. 12~15 in
Veracruz, Mexico is postponed till 2010 due to conflict of
scheduling with the 1st WTF World Pro Tour to be held in
Mexico City, Mexico on Nov. 14.
1st WTF World Taekwondo Tour is scheduled for Nov. 14 in
The 1st WTF World Taekwondo Tour will be held on Nov. 14
in Mexico City, Mexico. Formal Olympic Medalists and
World Champions from each Continent will be competing in a
pro format with modified WTF competition rules.
015 2009 World
Championships and WTF General Assembly to be held on Oct.
WTF will be having its General Assembly and WTF President
Election for 2010~2013 term prior to the World Championships
in Copenhagen, Denmark. More than 30 PATU member
nations are expected to participate in this event and the
WTF General Assembly.
014 Pan Am Junior
Championship Referee Selection will be Completed on October
PATU Referee Committee will be completing Referee
Selections for Pan Am Junior Poomsae Championships and Pan
Am Junior Kyoroogi Championships on Oct. 12. All
appointment letters will be sent out by October 14 to each
individual international referee.
5th Pan Am Junior Kyoroogi Championship to be held in San
Salvador, El Salvador.
El Salvador Federation will be hosting the 5th Pan Am
Junior Kyoroogi Championships on Nov. 20~22 at Carlos “ El
Famoso Hernandez” Sports Palace in San Salvador, El
Salvador. PATU will be using WTF approved LaJUST
Electronic Body Protectors for the first time for Junior
Competitions in El Salvador. All competitors will be
able to practice with LaJSUT EBP system on Nov. 18 & 19 in
1st Pan Am Junior Poomsae Championship to be held in San
Salvador, El Salvador.
El Salvador Federation will be hosting the 1st Pan Am
junior Poomsae Championships on Nov. 18~19 at Carlos “ El
Famoso Hernandez” Sports Palace in San Salvador, El Salvador
011 3rd PATU Poomsae
Seminar & Poomsae Referee Certification Course.
PATU will be organizing the 3rd PATU Poomsae Seminar &
Poomsae Referee Certification Course prior to the 1st Pan Am
Junior Pommsae Championships to be held in Siesta Hotel in
San Salvador, El Salvador from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17. All
PATU Poomsae Referees are invited to take this seminar to
update themselves with the latest changes in WTF standard
Poomsae and be promoted to higher level of Poomsae Referee
010 2009 PASO High Level Technical
Course will be held on July 12~18 in Mexico.
WTF & PATU will be organizing a PASO High Level Technical
Seminars for all PATU member national federations. All
PATU member national federations must recommend one national
coach who will be participating in this comprehensive
technical course by June 12, 2009 to PATU headquarters.
All airfares, room & board, local transportation will be
provided by PASO and Pan Am Olympic Solidarity Program of
Courses and Seminars.
Central American Games will be held on Dec. 15~18 in
2009 the 9th Central American Games will be
held in the City of San Pedro Sula, Honduras from December
15 to 18. Taekwondo Games will be held in two days on
Dec. 16 & 17. All national teams from Central American
Countries are invited to participate in this event.
There will be 8 men and 8 women Kyoroogi weight divisions.
Competition Rules to be in effect as of June 01, 2009.
WTF has announced that the new competition rules will be in
effect as of June 01, 2009. All official events
beginning June 01, 2009 will be using the new WTF
competition rules as notified. Consequently, all
upcoming events in Pan Am Region including the Costa Rica
Open, Bolivarian Games, Central American Games, South
American Games and Pan Am Junior Championship will be
officiated with the new WTF competition rules. All
upcoming Multi-Sports Games that have completed their
technical manual by using the older version of the
competition rules can elect to use the new rules with
coordinated decision with PATU.
Pan Am Junior Championship is scheduled for November 19~22,
El Salvador Federation will be hosting the 5th
Pan Am Junior Championships and the 1st Pan Am
Junior Poomsae Championships on November 19~22, 2009.
All detailed information will be posted on PATU website when
Referee Certification Seminar is postponed due to Swine Flu
Due to ongoing Swine Flu Epidemic in the Pan Am Region, PATU
has reached a decision to postpone 2009 PATU Poomsae Referee
Certification Seminar that was scheduled prior to 2009 Costa
Rica Open Taekwondo Championship. The PATU Poomsae
Certification Seminar is postponed to August 25-27, 2009 to
be held in Cartago, Costa Rica. This precautionary
decision was made based on recommendations from WHO (The
World Health Organization) and Costa Rica Ministry of Health
to protect all participants from possible exposure to the
H1N1 virus that is strongly affecting Mexico and nearby
005 2009 PATU Poomsae Referee
Certification Course to be held in Costa Rica
The 2nd PATU Poomsae Referee Certification Course is
scheduled to be held in Costa Rica from May 26 to May 28
prior to the opening of 2009 Costa Rica Open Taekwondo
Championships in Cartago, Costa Rica. All participants
should arrive on May 25 as the seminar will promptly start
on May 26 at 8:30 AM. The proposed schedule for this 3
day seminar is:
May 25: Arrival and seminar registration in the
May 26: 8:30~ 9:30 am: Registration
9:30~10:00 am: Opening ceremony
10:00~12:00 pm: Basic Movements
12:00 ~ 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00~5:00 pm: Tae Guk Poomsae
5:00 ~ 7:00 pm: Black Belt Poomsae
May 27: 9:00~10:00 am: Basic Movements
10:00~12:00 pm: Tae Guk Poomsae
12:00 ~ 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00~5:00 pm: Black Belt Poomsae
5:00 ~ 7:00 pm: Poomsae Competition Rules
May 28: 9:00~12:00 pm: Poomsae Practice
12:00 ~ 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00~5:00 pm: Poomsae Competition Rules and Scoring Practice
5:00 ~ 7:00 pm: Test & Graduation Ceremony
Seminar Fees: Poomsae Seminar Only: US $100.00
Poomsae Referee Certification Course: US $200.00
PATU is planning to appoint all Poomsae referees who are
certified by PATU for all PATU official Poomsae events in
the future including the upcoming PATU Junior Championships
in El Salvador in November. The new PATU certified
Poomsae Referee list from the 1st PATU Poomsae Referee
Course in Puebla, Mexico in 2008 is posted on this web
site/PATU News, and their certifications were sent out to
all member national federations. Those who took the
1st seminar will be able to receive a higher certification
upon completing the 2nd seminar in Costa Rica and PATU will
appoint Poomsae referees from this pool of referees for all
future PATU Poomsae Championships.
004 2009 WTF
World Taekwondo Tour postponed due to swine flu epidemic
The President of the World Taekwondo Federation announced
that the World Taekwondo Tour 2009 Mexico scheduled to take
place on May 2, 2009 has been postponed until further notice
due to the outbreak of the deadly swine influenza in Mexico
causing the death of over a hundred people. The World
Taekwondo Tour 2009 Mexico was initiated as a pilot project
for the future organization of regular World Taekwondo Tour,
but for the safety of the participating athletes, spectators
and the general public, as well as a recommendation of the
WHO, WTF President Choue unavoidably made the decision on
the postponement of the event.
WTF REPORT FOR 2008 PATU ELECTION (link to PDF
002 PATU Poomsae
Referee Certification Course
May 25~28, Cartago, Costa Rica.
Please send in your application to Costa Rica organizing
001 PATU launches a new
official web site
The contents constantly need to be
updated by members and national federations. Please
send any news articles and sub-regional news, updates and
information to PATU webmaster Martin Kim (
talk2masterkim[at]hotmail.com) for them to be uploaded to
the web site. The Spanish version will be launched by
the end of May when the English version is fully
operational. Your active participation and cooperation
are keys to a successful, informative web site. Thank