Master of Arts
- Sep 25, 2006
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- Stevenage, Herts, UK
I said the WTF was an association/Federation.
You actually said "The largest kukkiwon certified association is the WTF". They aren't Kukkiwon certified.
That's a correct statement. There is no WTF affiliate that is not Kukkiwon certified or certifiable.
What is a "WTF affiliate"? WT (ex-WTF) only has Member National Associations as it's members. It doesn't have affiliates, it doesn't have dojangs, it doesn't have individuals as members.
I suggested anyone go to a school or association that is a part of the WTF
Schools can't be part of the WTF. They can have a route to WTF competitions through the official WTF MNA in their country, but they aren't part of the WTF.
because they will have the opportunity to receive a kukkiwon Dan. Just like with the Kukkiwon, not anybody can join them, they have to find a school that is affiliated with the Kukkiwon to get certified.
Schools don't need to be "affiliated" in any way with Kukkiwon, a Kukkiwon 4th Dan or above individual, whether they have a school or not, can request to have a KMS account. They can then certify anyone else within their country up to one dan below themselves, without needing a school or being part of a WTF MNA.
I don't exactly know what you're trying to refute?
I'm only trying to refute the inaccuracies in terminology, because we should all be clear and correct or future generations will continually find it confusing.
If an association practices WTF Taekwondo, they also promote through the Kukkiwon.
Again, sorry but this is incorrect. WTF Taekwondo isn't a martial art, it's a sports rule set and international governing body. Associations don't practice WTF Taekwondo, their members practice Kukkiwon Taekwondo (or Kukki-Taekwondo) and compete using WTF rules.
Associations can also practice WTF rules for sports competition, but give out their own dan certificates (e.g. USAT or any association that just chooses to use kwan dan rank).