Starting from January 1st 2013 the WTF Global Athlete Licence (GAL) will be required for all athletes (juniors and seniors, Kyorugi and Poomsae) participating in WTF Promoted and Sanctioned championships (excluding the WTF Para-Taekwondo Championships and multi-games events) as listed in Article 4, 1.4 of the WTF Competition Rules.
The WTF Global Athlete is also required for most WTF Continental Unions tournaments. Please see below the WTF Continental Unions tournaments where the WTF GAL has being mandated.
This means for the
EUROPEAN TAEKWONDO UNION (ETU):
All Senior, Junior and Cadet age categories athletes to compete and/or participate at the following events and activities as of 1st January 2013:
1. ETU (Men’s and Women’s) European Senior Taekwondo Championships;
2. ETU European Taekwondo Team Championships;
3. ETU European Taekwondo 16-21Championships;
4. ETU European Taekwondo Junior Championships;
5. ETU European Taekwondo Cadet Championships;
6. ETU European Taekwondo Poomsae Championships;
7. ETU European taekwondo Para-Taekwondo Championships;
8. ETU European taekwondo Club Taekwondo Championships;
9 All other ETU sanctioned events and activities as shown on the ETU Events Calendar online;
10. All international events recognized by the ETU Member National Associations
ETU works closely with WTF in this matter and is eager to link the WTF GAL database to the competition management system of ETU. The GAL will ensure that all participants of tournaments are registered members of the Member National Assosiations and will lead the way to to a more efficient competition management process.
PAN-AMERICAN TAEKWONDO UNION (PATU)
All participants (athletes) of PATU official and sponsored events listed below will be required to
have a valid WTF Global Athlete Licence (GAL) card to be eligible to compete and
1. The Pan American (Men’s & Women’s) Taekwondo Championships.
2. The Pan American Junior Taekwondo Championships.
3. The Pan American Poomsae Championships.
4. The Pan American Junior Poomsae Championships.
5. The Pan American Para-Taekwondo Championships.
6. The Pan Am Open International Taekwondo championships.
7. The Pan American Cup International Taekwondo Team Championships.
8. Pan American Continental Qualification Tournament for Olympic Games
9. PATU qualification tournaments for Pan Am Games
10. The Pan American University Taekwondo Championships.
11. All other events sanctioned by PATU
ASIAN TAEKWONDO UNION (ATU)
ATU decided to apply the WTF Global License (GAL) in all tournaments sponsored by ATU
starting from January 2013. The following tournaments are sponsored by ATU.
1. Asian Junior Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
2. Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships
3. Asian Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
4. Asian Taekwondo Championships
5. Asian Clubs Taekwondo Championships
6. Bahrain Open
7. Fajr Open (Iran)
8. West Asian Taekwondo Championships
AFRICAN TAEKWONDO UNION (AFTU)
AFTU decided to apply the WTF Global License (GAL) in all tournaments sponsored by AFTU
starting from January 2013. The following tournaments are sponsored by AFTU
1. African Taekwondo Junior Championships.
2. African Taekwondo Senior Championships
3. African Taekwondo Cup (Team version)
4. African Taekwondo Poomsae Championships
OCEANIA TAEKWONDO UNION (OTU)
We advise that the WTF GAL is compulsory in the Oceania region for the following OTU
sanctioned events as of 2013:
1. Oceania championships
2. Australian Open
Any other event to be considered an official event of the WTF or Continental Unions added in
the future would be added to the list of WTF GAL required tournaments.