"the KKW is going to make the USTC an official processor like the USAT "
Yes, I dont know the details yet. I have to imagine that USAT cant continue to process them after that time but I dont know that for sure.
Funny that I did not get that email. I was in Chicago with you and get every other email from Harris. I do know why they are accepting 1st and 2nd dans now. They are not getting as many participants as they need to cover the KKW's expenses. They do not care about making money. They want to be in charge of KKW USA if and when they get approved.Valid point. I just got the email so part of my posting and watching is to see how that pans out.
Funny that I did not get that email. I was in Chicago with you and get every other email from Harris. I do know why they are accepting 1st and 2nd dans now. They are not getting as many participants as they need to cover the KKW's expenses. They do not care about making money. They want to be in charge of KKW USA if and when they get approved.
Matt, the blurb about the USTC processing KKW applications was in the email about the new program for 1st and 2nd dan instructor classes. In fact, GM Harris used the term "KKW USA."
TYVM. I looked again and saw it. Still don't know why anyone would go through them................ unless the KKW USA will be the only way for us to get them. Scary thought....
I'm pretty much ignorant of all this, but...A lot of the black belts I know never bothered with Kukkiwon certification because some people had trouble with applications disappearing. They sent the stuff, but got no certification, their money disappeared, and never heard back from the KKW officials.
I've heard some people reconsidering applying in the hope that making the process domestic will help those issues.
Why use USTC...
"With respect to the issue of Kukkiwon promotions, US Kukkiwon's goal is for
a two week turnaround time. In addition, each instructor will receive a 10%
rebate from each fee, with no requirement for individual or club membership.
So instead of costing you more to process Kukkiwon poom and dan
certification like USAT or USNTF, it actually costs less, with a quicker
Also great news for folks attending the VA Instructors class.
"Kukkiwon President Seung Wan LEE, along with Kukkiwon Vice President Dr.
Hyun Sup PARK will be present for the 1st US Kukkiwon Instructor Course to
be held in Virginia. President Lee feels that the United States is one of
the most important branches and therefore he is coming to both encourage the
participants as well as to meet new people in the Kukkiwon world. This is
President Lee's first trip to the United States since becoming Kukkiwon
President last year.
I'm not saying the school owner or association can't attach a small fee but, more than $200, for the whole process is outrageous, especially since its only $70 for direct from Kukkiwon. If you are a registered 4th Dan, you have the right of recommendation up to 2nd Dan (maybe 3rd??).