Important Organizations

Sim Uu

Each teacher of Taekwondo is duty-bound to improve their own Taekwondo skills. The interpretation of one teacher may not be the same as the next one's. Sim Uu of Finland is not an organisation nor does it claim to define the contents of Taekwondo. It provides the framework for practicing Taekwondo the way Master Ko Tae-Jong has taught his students for decades. At the same time, Sim Uu of Finland gives people the chance to meet new Finnish instructors and future instructors, and exchange thoughts about further developing Taekwondo in their own clubs. In Denmark, the clubs belonging to Master Ko Tae-Jeong's family have formed an association called Sim Uu

Kukkiwon

Kukkiwon is the spiritual capital of Taekwondo and it is located in Seoul, in South-Korea. The purpose of Kukkiwon is to cherish the traditions of Taekwondo, it’s spirit, technical level and uniformity on a global level. Helsinki Taekwondo Club’s instructors have Kukkiwon’s permit to award black belts and dan ranks. Our chief instructor is a certified teacher from Kukkiwon’s international instructor course.

Kukkiwon

Suomen Taekwondoliitto - Finnish Taekwondo Federation

Helsinki Taekwondo Club belongs to Finnish Taekwondo Federation, which is the official representative organization of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in Finland and a member of the Finnish Olympic Committee. Finnish Taekwondo Federation is the central organisation for Finnish sport taekwondo and competition related activities. They also publish Taekwondo-magazine and organise various seminars and other events. Read more about their activities here.

Suomen Taekwondoliitto

World Taekwondo Federation

Taekwondo has two international styles which differ from each other so much with their sport rules and training philosophy, that it would be reasonable to think of them as two separate martial arts. In Helsinki Taekwondo Club, we teach WTF-Taekwondo.
World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) is the central organisation for sport Taekwondo and it represents Taekwondo on the International Olympic Committee, GAISF and other sports organisations. The style promoted by WTF is the most common style of Taekwondo in the world and Taekwondo seen in the Olympic Games are fought with WTF rules. In our rules, head strikes are forbidden. However, when wearing protective armour on the torso and a helmet, strikes may fall on protected areas with full contact. Read more about WTF and their activities here.
World Taekwondo Federation

European Taekwondo Union

European Taekwondo Union represents WTF sport Tekwondo in Europe and grants the organizing rights to the official European Championships.

European Taekwondo Union