Statement of Purpose
The purpose of WCTKD is to promote the interests of Taekwondo in the spirit of Grand Master Tae Zee Park by:
(a) Providing support for the development and advancement of the martial arts sports of Tae Kwon Do and its leadership;
(b) Offering scholarships and grants to high school and college students participating in Tae Kwon Do tournaments, events, and activities;
(c) Conducting all activities incidental or necessary to achieve the above purposes.
IMPORTANT BUT SAD NEWS!
Grand Master Uhm, Woon-kyu passed away June 10, 2017 in Seoul Korea. GM Uhm was the president of the Kukkiwon, president of Chung Do Kwan, vice president of World Taekwondo Federation, and vice president of Korea Taekwondo Association. He was the world leader of Taekwondo for over five decades. He was instrumental in the spread of Taekwondo worldwide.
GM Uhm holds a very special place in our organization and we owe him much for his service to Taekwondo. He and Grand Master Park had a very special 60 plus year relationship that surpassed student and teacher. Our loss is very great indeed.
GM Uhm visited our national tournament in November 2011 in Grand Rapids Michigan USA and said he was very impressed with our traditional Taekwondo organization. In his remarks to the 600+ competitors he emphasized three traditional Taekwondo core principles:
1. Respect & follow your instructor
2. Love & respect your fellow students… both your senior and junior
3. Earn the respect of your community.
We will honor him by living these principles.
GM Uhm will always hold a special place in the heart of our organization and his legacy will live on through us.
Our sympathies go out to his family and the entire Taekwondo family around the world.