PATU (Pan American Taekwondo Union)

 

PATU is the Official Pan American Continental Union of the WT (World Taekwondo).

 

PATU is the Official Pan American Continental Representative of the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarter).

 

 

PATU (Pan American Taekwondo Union) is one of the five (5) regional Taekwondo organizations under WT (World Taekwondo). 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 have total of 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 WT, 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 following International Multi Sport Organizations

  • IOC (International Olympic Committee)

  • PASO/ODEPA (Pan Am Sport Organization)

  • ACODEPA (Association of Pan Am Sports Confederations)

  • CACSO/ODECADE (Central and Caribbean Sports Organization)

  • ODESUR (South American Sports Organization)

  • ORDECA (Central American Sports Organization

  • ODECABE (Caribbean Sport Organization)

  • ODEBO (Bolivarian Sports Organization)

 

PATU is affiliated with following Continental Taekwondo Unions

  • ETU (European Taekwondo Union)

  • AFTU (African Taekwondo Union)

  • ATU (Asian Taekwondo Union)

  • OTU (Oceania Taekwondo Union)

 

PATU Organizes and Manages following Official PATU Events

  • Pan American Sr. Gyoroogi Championships (Bi-Annual)

  • Pan American Sr. Poomsae Championships (Bi-Annual)

  • Pan American Para-Taekwondo Championships (Bi-Annual)

  • Pan American Sr. Poomsae Championships (Bi-Annual)

  • Pan American Cadet And Junior Gyoroogi Championships (Bi-Annual)

  • Pan American Cadet and Junior Poomsae Championships (Bi-Annual)

  • Pan American Open International Taekwondo Championships (Annual)

  • Pan American Open International Cadet & Junior Championships (Annual)

  • Pan American University/Collegiate Gyoroogi & Poomsae Championships (Annual)

  • Pan American Cup Taekwondo Championships

  • Qualification Tournament for Olympic Games

  • Qualification Tournament for Pan Am Games

  • Qualification Tournament for Central & Caribbean Games

  • Qualification Tournament for Central American Games

  • Qualification Tournament for South American Games

 

PATU Participates in following Multi Sport Events

  • Olympic Games

  • Pan Am Games

  • Central American & Caribbean Games

  • Central American Games

  • South American Games

  • Bolivarian Games

  • Pan American Sports Festival

 

PATU Organizes and Manages following Technical Seminars

  • PATU Intercontinental Gyoroogi Coach Certification Seminar 

  • PATU Poomsae Coach Seminar

  • PATU Poomsae Referee Seminar

  • PATU Gyoroogi Referee Seminar

  • PATU Instructor Certification Seminar

 

PATU Organizes and Manages following Official Kukkiwon Programs

  • PATU/Kukkiwon Hanmadang Taekwondo Championships (Kukkiwon Sponsored)

  • PATU/Kukkiwon Poomsae Training Course

  • PATU/Kukkiwon Master Instructor Certification Course

  • PATU/Kukkiwon Special Dan Promotion Examination

  • PATU/Kukkiwon Hanmadang Referee Certification Course

 

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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