Is Olympic Taekwondo WTF or ITF?
Both of these styles of Taekwondo have their origins in Korean martial arts and are very similar but the focus of WTF is for sport and the focus for ITF is for self defence. WTF is the Taekwondo style used in the Olympics. Both WTF and ITF schools participate in tournaments but the rules for sparring vary.
How many ITF Taekwondo are there?
There are 24 patterns in the official ITF syllabus; this is symbolic of the 24 hours in a day. One additional pattern, Ko-Dang (or Go-Dang), was retired/replaced by Juche in 1986 by General Choi Hong Hi.
What is the best Taekwondo team?
Top Performing Countries In The World Taekwondo Championships
What does WTF mean in taekwondo?
Score one for Internet slang. The acronym “WTF,” which stands for “What the [fudge],” no longer has to compete with the World Taekwondo Federation for meaning, although really, it never did. After having used the acronym for 44 years, the organization declared Friday it will now be known simply as World Taekwondo.
Will ITF taekwondo be in the Olympics?
SEOUL, Korea (March 27, 2019) – World Taekwondo (WT) and the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) will jointly organize taekwondo demonstration performances three times in April in the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Geneva and Vienna, as the two federations showcase the power of sport to unite humanity.
What country is best at taekwondo?
South Korea has been the most successful nation in Olympic taekwondo, winning 22 medals (12 gold, 3 silver, 7 bronze). Chinese Taipei is the second most successful nation with 7 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze).