Taekwon-Do Affiliation

Chikara Chelsea is a member in good standing of the Global Taekwon-do Federation.

The Global Taekwon-Do Federation, a non-profit, non-political organization founded in 1990 is committed to promoting the unique style of taekwon-do developed by Grand Master PARK Jung Tae and to maintain his vision and legacy. The contributions of Grand Master PARK to the development and promotion of taekwon-do worldwide are unparalleled. It is important to understand that prior to the existence of the GTF, the Founder of GTF, Grand Master PARK Jung Tae, was for several decades the Technical Chairman and Secretary General of the ITF. He was also responsible for teaching all the international instructors throughout the world and standardizing techniques and teaching methods.

The GTF promotes and maintains the integrity of taekwon-do as a traditional martial art while at the same time incorporating the sport aspect through competition. Although not plain to the untrained eye, the techniques and methods of execution promoted by Grand Master PARK Jung Tae are substantially different enough from the ITF and WTF systems to ratify that the GTF constitutes a distinct style of taekwon-Do.