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ABOUT WT COMMISSIONS AND Committees

Member Relations and Development
        Commission

Chair Ms. Maria Borello Castillo (Guatemala/Argentina), Chair of Development Committee
Vice Chair Mr. Hassan Sadok (France), Chair of Education Committee
Ms. Hadwah Moawad (Saudi Arabia), Chair of Taekwondo for All Committee
Members Mr. Maher Magableh (Australia), Vice Chair of Development Committee
Sister Linda Sim (Singapore), Vice Chair of Taekwondo for All Committee
Mr. Usman Dildar (Great Britain), Vice Chair of Para Taekwondo Committee
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Responsible Department: Member Relations & Development
– Contact member@worldtaekwondo.org

Technical Commission

Chair Mr. Songchul KIM (Canada)
Members
Mr. Mohamed SHAABAN (Egypt), Chair, Games Committee
Dr. Dae Hyoun JEONG (Korea), Chair, Medical Committee
Ms. Amely MORAS (USA), Chair, Referee Committee
Mr. Gareth BROWN (Great Britain), Chair, Coaches Committee
TBC, Co-Chair, Athletes Committee
TBC, Co-Chair, Athletes Committee
Mr. Chakir CHELBAT (Sweden), Chair, 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.

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Contact sport@worldtaekwondo.org

Athletes Committee

Chair
Ms. Nikita GLASNOVIC (Croatia)
Mr. Stephen LAMBDIN (USA)
Members
Mr. Benjamin HAINES (Great Britain)
Ms. Jingyu WU (China)
Mr. Jaouad ACHAB (Belgium)
Ms. Valeria SANTOS (Brazil)
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.

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

Coaches Committee

Chair
Mr. Gareth BROWN (Great Britain)
Members
Mr. Youngseok CHOI (Thailand)
Mr. Claudio NOLANO (Italy)
Ms. Myriam BAVEREL (France)
Mr. Diego RIBEIRO (Brazil)
* Countries in brackets indicate the citizenships of the Committee members. They do not indicate which national team the member represents.
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.

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

Development Committee

Chair Ms. Maria Borello Castillo (Guatemala/Argentina)
Vice Chair
Mr. Maher Magableh (Australia)
Members Mr. Amr Selim (Egypt)
Mr. Henderson Turton (Barbados)
Ms. Soe Soe Myar (Myanmar)
Ms. Farah Al-Asaad (Jordan)
RESPONSIBLE The Development Committee oversees overall WT’s development programs, focuses on capacity building of all levels of stakeholders, recommends standards for national and continental members and regional training centers and guidelines for adoption under World Taekwondo’s development programs including funding, equipment aid, participation aid, scholarship, etc., monitors program implementations, considers how to improve and expand the practices of taekwondo at all levels; and, explores collaboration agreements with bodies which have financial means for sports.

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

Education Committee

Chair Mr. Hassane Sadok (France)
Members
Ms. Lamyaa Bekkali (Morocco)
Mr. Walid Younes (Switzerland)
Mr. Daniel Khorassandjian (Lebanon)
Ms. Paula Remirez Ruiz (Spain)
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.

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Department: Education Office
– Contact: education@worldtaekwondo.org

INTEGRITY & ETHICS COMMITTEE

Chair Dr. Jean-Marie Ayer (Switzerland)
Members
Mr. Kristof Szucs (Hungary)
Ms. Sharon Jewell (USA)
Mr. Kim Sunghwan (Karl) (Korea)
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.

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Department: Integrity
– Contact integrity@worldtaekwondo.org

Finance Committee

Chair Mr. Pimol SRIVIKORN (Thailand)
Vice Chair Mr. Ali SAGIRKAYA (Turkey)
Members
Mr. Henderson TURTON (Barbados)
Mr. Ahmed WAHBY (Egypt)
RESPONSIBLE The Finance Committee (the Committee) advises the General Assembly, Council, President, and Secretary General on matters related to WT’s financial management in order to safeguard continuity and strength the transparency and good governance of WT and the Taekwondo Movement. The Committee shall review and pre-approve financial information to be able to provide advice and recommendations with respect to making significant financial decisions. The Committee shall ensure that WT has efficient and transparent budgeting and financial control processes, and that the financial policies and procedures approved by the Council are respected. The Committee shall advise the President on the appointment, or re-appointment, of WT’s external auditor and monitor the effectiveness of WT’s budgeting and finance function. The Committee shall review WT’s completed financial statements, which are prepared with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Korean law and review significant reporting judgments, before these are submitted to the Council and GA for approval.

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Department: Finance
Contact: finance@worldtaekwondo.org

Games Committee

Chair Mr. Mohamed SHAABAN (Egypt)
Vice Chair Ms. Vusale VELIYEVA (Azerbaijan)
Members
Mr. Mark A. KAUFMANN (USA)
Mr. Gabriel RAMOS (Mexico)
Ms. Marise Yamazoto (Japan)
RESPONSIBLE The Games Committee deals with studying the requirements for further improvements of the organization and management of Taekwondo competitions.

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

Juridical Committee

Chair Ms. Lorenza Mel (Italy)
Vice Chair Mr. Jason Pfeffer (USA)
Members
Mr. Stephen HESS (USA)
Mr. Joon Seok HONG (Korea)
Mr. Benjamin HUGHES (Singapore)
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.

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Department: Strategic Planning
– Contact legal@worldtaekwondo.org

Medical & Anti-doping Committee

Chair Dr. Dae Hyoun JEONG (Korea)
Vice Chair Dr. Frank DUREN (Germany)
Members
Dr. Halim JEBALI (Tunisia)
Dr. Ezhiludai Nambi RAMAMOORTHY (Great Britain)
Dr. Chong-Jin Kim (Korea)
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.

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

Poomsae Committee

Chair Mr. Jungheon KIM (Korea)
Vice Chair Mr. Mustapha MOUTARAZAK (Netherlands)
Members
Mr. Raymond HSU (USA)
Ms. Linda PACE (Australia)
Mr. Wessam MOHAMED (Egypt)
Mr. Jun Cheol YOON (USA)
Ms. Jatuporn HEMWONNO (Thailand)
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.

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

Referee Committee

Chair Ms. Amely MORAS (USA)
Vice Chair Mr. Eric WAH (Canada)
Members
Ms. Linfang ZHU (China)
Mr. Denis KIM (Russia)
Mr. Anouer DJLASSI (Tunisia)
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.

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

Sustainability Committee

Chair
Vice Chair
Members
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.

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Department: President Office
– Contact presidentoffice@worldtaekwondo.org

Taekwondo For All Committee

Chair Ms. Hadwah Moawad (Saudi Arabia)
Vice Chair Sister Linda Sim (Singapore)
Members Ms. Dana Touran (Jordan)
Mr. John Cullen (Great Britain)
Mr. Richard Barnor (United States)
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.

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

Para Taekwondo Committee

Chair Mr. Chakir CHELBAT (Sweden)
Vice Chair Mr. Usman DILDAR (Great Britain)
Members
Mr. Mohamed ARGOUBI, Referee (Netherlands)
Dr. Said KHELWATTY, Poomsae (Great Britain)
Dr. Hadwah MOAWAD, Classification (Saudi Arabia)
Dr. Yiannis THEODORAKIS, Medical (Greece)
Ms. Sookyung PARK (Korea)
RESPONSIBLE The Para Taekwondo Committee (the Committee) studies the structure, organization and management of Para Taekwondo Competitions (Kyorugi & Poomsae) and the development of competition formats for athletes of all impairments.

The Committee serves to expand, promote and improve the world-wide practice of Taekwondo for persons with an impairment while safeguarding the best interests of the athletes.

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Department: Sport & Event Management
– Contact para-tkd@worldtaekwondo.org

Para Taekwondo Classification
       Committee

Chair Ms. Hadwah Moawad (Saudi Arabia)
Vice Chair Mr. Amine KHELLADI (Algeria)
Members
Mr. Manuel BARROS (Spain)
Ms. Ashanti RAMIREZ MONTES DE OCA (Mexico)
Dr. Unjin PARK (Korea)
RESPONSIBLE The Para Taekwondo Classification Committee (the Committee) is tasked with researching and developing the WT Athlete Classification Rules, its Sport Classes and the Classification procedures and ensuring that WT is compliant with the IPC Classification Code and its best practices.
The Committee also develops and implements education programs for WT International Classifiers. The Committee evaluates the eligibility of all new athletes and may bring in expert advice from persons outside the Committee.
The Committee reports to the Para Taekwondo Committee for approval.

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Department: Sport & Event Management
– Contact para-tkd@worldtaekwondo.org