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

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

September 23 - 27, 2014

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

Veracruz Central & Caribbean Games

November 15 - 18, 2014

Veracruz, Mexico

www.vercruz2014.mx

 

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

 

 






Notice

029   “U.S. Open” International Taekwondo Championships to be held in Las Vegas.

 2009 U.S. Open International Taekwondo Championships will be held in Las Vegas, USA on Feb. 10~14 at Tropicana Hotel.  U.S. Open is a WTF sanctioned event with PATU recognition.

www.usa-taekwondo.us

028  PATU Poomsae Referee Certification Course scheduled in Las Vegas.

 4th PATU Poomsae Referee Certification Course & WTF Standard Poomsae Seminar for Athletes and Coaches will be held in Las Vegas on Feb. 6~8 prior to the U.S. Open Championships.

www.usa-taekwondo.us

027  Dates for Taekwondo Games set for 21st Central American & Caribbean Games

 The 21st Central and Caribbean Games (C & C Games) will be held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico from July 17 to Aug. 01. Taekwondo Games will be celebrated on July 27~30.

www.mayaguez2010.com

026  New Dates for the 9th South American Games in Medellin, Colombia.

 The 9th South American Games will be celebrated from March 27 to 29, 2010 in Medellin, Colombia.  www.medellin2010.org.

025  2010 YOG Qualification Tournament and the 8th World Junior Championships to be held in Tijuana,

Mexico. 

WTF World Qualifying Tournament for 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore will be held on March 3~4, 2009 prior to the 8th World Junior Championships in Tijuana, Mexico from March 06 to March 09, 2009. 

www.femextkd.net or www.wtf.org

024  New Dates for IX Central American Games in Panama.

2010 IX Central American Games Taekwondo Event is scheduled for March 10~14, Panama City, Panama.  Detailed information will be sent out to all participating countries via their NOC.

 

023  2010 PATU EXCO & Council Meeting to be held in Las Vegas.

PATU EXCO & Council Meeting is scheduled for Feb. 09 in Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, USA

prior to the 2009 U.S. Open International Taekwondo Championships.

www.usa-Taekwondo.us

 

022  The 21st Central American & Caribbean Games to be held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.


The 21st Central and Caribbean Games (C & C Games) will be held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico from July 17 to Aug. 01.   www.mayaguez2010.com

 

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.  www.medellin2010.org.

 

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.  www.femextkd@prodigy.net.mx.

 

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 early 2010.

 

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.

 

016  The 1st WTF World Taekwondo Tour is scheduled for Nov. 14 in Mexico City.


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. 13~18.


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 12.


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.

 

013  The 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 designated hotels.

 

012  The 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 Certification. 

 

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.

 

009  The 9th Central American Games will be held on Dec. 15~18 in Honduras.

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.

 

008  New WTF 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.

 

007  The 5th Pan Am Junior Championship is scheduled for November 19~22, 2009.

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 available.

 

006  PATU Poomsae Referee Certification Seminar is postponed due to Swine Flu Epidemic.

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 nations.

 

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 evening

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.

 

003 WTF REPORT FOR 2008 PATU ELECTION (link to PDF here)

 

002  PATU Poomsae Referee Certification Course

May 25~28, Cartago, Costa Rica. 
Please send in your application to Costa Rica organizing committee.

 

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 you.

 


2009 PATU Plans & Activities

  • Hold the first PATU EXCO & Council Meeting in February prior to the U. S. Open.
  • Continue to organize PATU Poomsae & Technical Seminars in all 4 regions.
  • Organize 2009 PATU Junior Championships & 1st PATU Junior Poomsae Championships
  • Organize PATU Statutes Revision Committee.
  • Implement New PATU Tournament & Athlete Ranking System.
  • Attend WTF World Cup Team Competition in Baku.
  • Attend WTF World Championship in Copenhagen.
  • Attend South American Championship in Chile.
  • Attend Costa Rica Open Championships.
  • Attend Bolivarian Games in Medellin, Colombia
  • Attend Central American Games in Hoduras
  • Raise Funds to hold PATU Leader’s Convention prior to Pan Am Open in Mexico.
  • Develop Instructor Support Plan for small countries.

 

 

 

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