America’s Traditional Taekwondo Organization
Welcome to the online home of the United States Taekwondo Won (USTW). The USTW is a non-profit corporation founded specifically to preserve, organize, develop and promote the practice of traditional Taekwondo martial arts within the United States of America and its Territories.
We invite you to explore our web site. We hope that our web site will provide you with a clear understanding of what the USTW represents. We also hope that our web site will provide you with a clear understanding of what the USTW would like to accomplish.
It is the dedicated mission and purpose of the USTW to preserve, organize, develop and promote the traditional values and historic training methods of Taekwondo within the United States of America and its Territories. The USTW, while dedicated to preserving the legacy of traditional Taekwondo martial arts practiced within the United States of America, respectfully calls upon the entire Taekwondo world to do the same for our global and universal legacy of traditional Taekwondo martial arts.
If you would like to join us in this effort to refocus our national Taekwondo practice and legacy, in the United States, back to the traditional martial arts ideals and core beliefs (because those ideals and beliefs have given special value and meaning to the traditional practice of Taekwondo martial arts for thousands of years), we invite you to join us in the United States Taekwondo Won.
Individual Membership in the USTW is open to all traditional Taekwondo practitioners training within the United States and its Territories. The benefits of Individual USTW Membership include, but are not limited to: Dan Conversion; Dan Promotion; and, Instructor Certification; all on a national level.
All Taekwondo schools and clubs located in the United States and its Territories can apply for an organizational Membership in the USTW. The benefits of School or Club USTW Membership include, but are not limited to: Gup Certification; School or Club Recognition; and, access to a network of like-minded Taekwondo practitioners, schools and clubs; all on a national level.
The USTW represents the unique American legacy of traditional Taekwondo, and we operate as a national not-for-profit corporation with preferred tax status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Tax Code. This provides special tax advantages to the Members of the USTW who incur certain tax deductible expenditures (including, but not limited to: dues and out-of-pocket expenses, including mileage). Members of the general public are also entitled to claim a tax deduction for their charitable contributions to the USTW.
Further detailed information about the other benefits of USTW Membership can be found by clicking on the USTW Membership Tab. We hope you will enjoy exploring our web site.
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