COMMITTEES
Chair

Dr. Jinbang YANG (Korea)

Vice Chair

Mr. Inseon KIM (USA)

Members

Ms. Nadin DAWANI (Jordan), co-chair of Athletes Committee

Mr. Pascal GENTIL (France), co-chair of Athletes Committee

Mr. Karim DIGHOU (Belgium), chair of Coaches Committee

Mr. Mohamed SHAABAN (Egypt), chair of Games Committee

Dr. Dae Hyoun JEONG (Korea), chair of Medical & Anti-doping Committee

Mr. Songchul KIM (Canada), chair of Referee Committee

Mr. Chakir CHELBAT (Sweden), chair of Para Taekwondo Committee

RESPONSIBLE

The Technical Commission (the Commission) is comprised of seven members. These include the Chairs of the following Committees: Athletes, Coaches, Games, Medical and Anti-Doping, Para Taekwondo, and Referee.

The Chair is appointed separately. The Vice-Chair is selected from among the members.

The Commission studies the organization and management of taekwondo competitions; studies the safety and performance of equipment; considers ways to improve techniques used in taekwondo competitions; analyzes various issues in the effective management of international referees; and recommends amendments to rules related to the organization and running of competitions including but not limited to the Competition Rules and Interpretations.

Department: Sport & Event Management
– Contact sport@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Mr. Mohamed SHAABAN (Egypt)

Vice Chair

Mr. Mark A. KAUFMANN (USA)

Members

Mr. Balla DIEYE (Senegal)

Mr. Tony KOOK (Canada)

Ms. Vusale VELIYEVA (Azerbaijan)

RESPONSIBLE

The Games Committee deals with studying the requirements for further improvements of the organization and management of Taekwondo competitions.

Department: Sport & Event Management
– Contact sport@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Mr. Songchul KIM (Canada)

Vice Chair

Ms. Amely MORAS (USA)

Members

Mr. Eric WAH (Canada)

Mr. Walid YOUNES (Switzerland)

Ms. Linfang ZHU (China)

RESPONSIBLE

The Referee Committee deals with:
– Studying the conditions for consistent application of the Competition Rules;
– Researching methods of effective management of and conducting training courses for International Referees.

Department: Sport & Event Management
– Contact referee@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Prof. Jean-Loup CHAPPELET (Switzerland)

Vice Chair

Dr. Luc REYCHLER (Belgium)

Members

Ms. Sharon JEWELL (USA)

Mr. Angelo CITO (Italy)

RESPONSIBLE

The Ethics and Integrity Committee is the guardian of the ethical principles of the Taekwondo Movement as set out in the Statutes and the Code of Ethics. At least two of its members shall be otherwise independent from WT, its CUs and its MNAs.

The Committee conducts investigations into breaches of ethics and integrity, including safeguarding-related cases, submitted to it by World Taekwondo and, where necessary, makes recommendations for measures or sanctions to the Council.

Department: Strategic Planning
– Contact planning@worldtaekwondo.org / legal@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair
Ms. Sarah STEVENSON (Great Britain)
Vice Chair
Mr. Russell AHN (USA)
Members
Mr. Chika CHUKWUMERIJE (Nigeria)
Mr. Maher MAGABLEH (Australia)
Ms. Hadwah Abdelmatloub MOAWAD (Saudi Arabia)
RESPONSIBLE

The Taekwondo for All Committee studies policies and procedures to maximize diversity among Taekwondo competitors and practitioners, including but not limited to youth and women in the management and administration of the sport, and gives advice to the Council on how to encourage taekwondo for social development and Taekwondo Cares projects throughout the world at all levels in close cooperation with WT’s respective national federations.

Department: Member Relations and Development
– Contact member@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Dr. Dae Hyoun JEONG (Korea)

Vice Chair

Mr. Frank DÜREN (GER)

Members

Mr. Halim JEBALI (Tunisia)

Mr. Ezhiludai Nambi RAMAMOORTHY (Great Britain)

RESPONSIBLE

The Medical and Anti-Doping Committee:
– Studies medical affairs related to taekwondo competitions and establishes necessary guidelines, including those for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs);
– Studies updates to the Anti-Doping Code and best practices of the World-Anti-Doping Agency (WADA);
– Supports the protection of the athletes’ health; and
– Recommends amendments to the WT Medical Code and the Anti-Doping Rules.

Department: Sport & Event Management
– Anti-doping: antidoping@worldtaekwondo.org
– Medical: medical@worldtaekwondo.org

 

Chair

Ms. Lorenza MEL (Italy)

Vice Chair

Mr. Jason PFEFFER (USA)

Members

Ms. Ana Evelin HERNANDEZ QUEVEDO (Bolivia)

Mr. Joon Seok HONG (Korea)

Dr. Michael LEHNER (Germany)

RESPONSIBLE

The Juridical Committee supervises appeals under WT’s Dispute Resolution and Appeals Code; oversees investigations on legal and disciplinary issues; drafts amendments to the WT Statutes, bylaws, and codes; and provides opinions on legal matters to the Council upon their request.

Department: Strategic Planning
– Contact legal@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair
Prof. Jean-Marie AYER (Switzerland)
Vice Chair
Ms. GUO Li (China)
Members
Ms. Lamyya BEKKALI (Morocco)
Mr. Fernando CANADA (Argentina)
Mr. Seyed Nemat KHALIFEH (Iran)
RESPONSIBLE

The Education Committee:
– Oversees certification courses and non-certification education programs;
– Studies and develops methods for cultivation of competent educators, administrators, athletes, coaches, referees and general taekwondo practitioners with an emphasis on online education;
– Prepares or recommends educational materials and teaching curriculum for the further development of taekwondo; and
– Supports World Taekwondo programs and activities related to education.

Department: Member Relations and Development
– Contact education@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Prof. Jung Heon KIM (Korea)

Vice Chair

Mr. Mustapha MOUTARAZAK (Netherlands)

Members

Mr. Raymond Te-Yi HSU (USA)

Ms. Edina LENTS (Denmark)

Mr. Tong Wan SHIN (Great Britain)

RESPONSIBLE

The Poomsae Committee:
– Reviews the organization and management of Poomsae taekwondo competitions and studies ways to improve the competitions and increase the consistent application of the Poomsae Competition Rules;
– Researches methods for effective management of training courses for International Poomsae Referees; and
– Formulates revisions to the Poomsae Competition Rules and the Regulation on the Administration of International Poomsae Referees.

Department: Sport & Event Management
– Contact sport@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Mr. Ide ISSAKA (Niger)

Vice Chair
Mr. Michel MADAR (Israel)
Members
Mr. Colby AU (Australia)
Ms. Mayumi Pejo SPENCE (USA)
Ms. Dana Haidar Izzat TOURAN (Jordan)
RESPONSIBLE

The Development Committee oversees overall WT’s development programs. The Committee:
– Focus on capacity building of all levels of stakeholders;
– Recommends standards for national and continental members and regional training centers;
– Recommends guidelines for adoption under World Taekwondo’s development programs including funding, equipment aid and participation aid, scholarship, etc.;
– Monitors program implementations;
– Considers how to improve and expand the practice of taekwondo at all levels; and
– Explores collaboration agreements with bodies which have financial means for sports (Commonwealth, UN, EU, etc.).

Department: Member Relations and Development
– Contact development@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Dr. Giovanni DI COLA (Italy)

Vice Chair

Ms. Adriana GULINO (Italy)

Members

Mrs. Badra ALAWA (Lebanon)

Ms. Lerina BRIGHT (USA)

Mr. Driss EL-HILALI (Morocco)

RESPONSIBLE

The Sustainability Committee conducts research and makes recommendations to define WT’s sustainability agenda that is outcomes-based and is in line with the IOC Sustainability Strategy.

The committee will make recommendations to support WT’s commitment to incorporate sustainability principles and practices into WT’s decision-making process and day-to-day operations, thereby enhancing WT’s integrity, inclusivity, transparency and accountability at every level.

Department: President Office
– Contact presidentoffice@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Ms. Nadin Farid DAWANI (Jordan)

Mr. Pascal GENTIL (France)

Members

Male
Mr. Benjamin HAINES (Great Britain)

Mr. Stephen LAMBDIN (USA)

Female
Ms. Jingyu WU (China)

Ms. Nikita GLASNOVIC (Croatia)

RESPONSIBLE

The Athletes Committee represents athletes within the Taekwondo Movement and upholds the rights and obligations of the athletes and conducts educational training for and on behalf of athletes.

The Committee shall be elected or appointed in accordance with a procedure determined by the Ad Hoc Elections Committee established under Article 6.7 of the Statues. Elected members shall have a four-year term. Appointed members shall have a two-year term. The Committee members shall elect from among themselves a Chair and Vice-Chair.

Department: Sport & Event Management
– Contact sport@worldtaekwondo.org

Chair

Mr. Karim DIGHOU (Belgium)

Vice Chair

Mr. Toni TOMAS (Croatia)

Members

Ms. Jin-Mi CHOI (Korea)

Mr. Reza MEHMANDOUST (Iran)

Mr. Diego RIBEIRO (Brazil)

RESPONSIBLE

The Coaches Committee represents coaches within the Taekwondo Movement; upholds the rights and obligations of coaches; and studies and recommends methods and measures to improve taekwondo competitions.

Department: Sport & Event Management
– Contact sport@worldtaekwondo.org

 

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