The WTF Presents iACT 2016: Issues in Taekwondo History & Future Directions

          The WTF Presents iACT 2016: Issues in Taekwondo History & Future Directions


San Francisco, CA, USA – April 2, 2016

In partnership with the World Taekwondo Federation, International Academic Conference for Taekwondo (iACT) is hosting its second conference on Taekwondo and martial arts on Saturday April 2, 2016 in San Francisco. The title is: The WTF Presents iACT 2016: Issues in Taekwondo History & Future Directions.

Through its Education Department and its Scientific Research Committee, the WTF is now the major corporate sponsor of iACT 2016.

Other corporate sponsors are Jung Family Foundation (GM Woojin Jung), American Taekwondo United (ATU), New Mexico State University College of Education, and Vision USA, Inc.

The iACT, its sponsors and its donors celebrate both the contribution of our Taekwondo community to excellence in education and its significant impact on children and families throughout North America. World-renowned academic researchers from the United States, Germany, Croatia, and Republic of Korea will present on their areas of expertise and engage in a round table discussion of current hot topics in Taekwondo history. They are:

Dr. Hyeongseok Song, Keimyung University, ROK

Dr. Allan Bäck, Kuztown University, USA

Dr. Steven D. Capener, Seoul Women’s University, ROK

Dr. Udo Moenig, Youngsan University; ROK

Dr. George Vitale, New York, USA

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Franjo Prot, Croatia
GM Woojin Jung, USA

The iACT 2016 theme also celebrates Dr. Moenig’s latest publication:

Taekwondo – From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport (London: Routledge, 2015).


Tentative Schedule of Events
Hotel and Venue
Sponsorship Information

Corporate Sponsor

Dr. Chungwon Choue – President

World Taekwondo Federation



Corporate Donors

Jung Family Foundation

American Taekwondo United (ATU)

Vision USA, Inc.



Conference Supporters

  • World Taekwondo Federation President -Dr. Chungwon Choue
  • World Taekwondo Federation Scientific Research Committee –  Chairman Dr. Franjo Prot
  • World Taekwondo Federation Education Dept – Senior Director Dr. Eil Chul Kim
  • TaeKwonDo Times International magazine
  • American Taekwondo United (ATU) – President Taek Sung Cho
  • Foster City, CA Mayor Herb Perez (1992 Olympic Gold Medalist)
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico Mayor Ken Miyagishima
  • NMSU Honor’s College Dean, Dr. Miriam Chaiken
  • Stanford University Taekwondo Program Coach, Professor Tim Ghormley
  • Vision USA, Inc. President & CEO, Mr. Sun H. Kang

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martial art / martial sport