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
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 Presenters Organizers Hotel and Venue Registration Sponsorship Information
Dr. Chungwon Choue – President
World Taekwondo Federation
Jung Family Foundation
American Taekwondo United (ATU)
Vision USA, Inc.
- 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