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ABOUT WT COMMISSIONS AND Committees

Member Relations and Development
        Commission

Chair Prof. Jean-Marie AYER (Switzerland)
Vice Chair Mr. Ide ISSAKA (Niger), Chair of Development Committee
Ms. Sarah STEVENSON (Great Britain), Chair of Taekwondo for All Committee
Members Mr. Michel MADAR (Israel), Vice Chair of Development Committee
Ms. GUO Li (China), Vice Chair of Education Committee
Mr. Russell AHN (USA), 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 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.

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Contact sport@worldtaekwondo.org

Athletes Committee

Chair
Ms. Nadin Farid DAWANI (Jordan)
Mr. Pascal GENTIL (France)
Members
Mr. Benjamin HAINES (Great Britain)
Mr. Stephen LAMBDIN (USA)
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.

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

Coaches Committee

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.

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

Development Committee

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, 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 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.

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

INTEGRITY & ETHICS COMMITTEE

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.

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

Finance Committee

Chair Mr. Pimol SRIVIKORN (Thailand)
Members
Ms. Annabella CARDONE (Italy)
Mr. Jay WARWICK (USA)
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 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.

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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
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.

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Department: Strategic Planning
– Contact legal@worldtaekwondo.org

Medical & Anti-doping Committee

Chair Dr. Dae Hyoun JEONG (Korea)
Vice Chair Mr. Frank DÜREN (GER)
Members
Christina Allen (USA)
Mr. Ezhiludai Nambi RAMAMOORTHY (Great Britain)
Mr. Halim JEBALI (Tunisia)
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 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.

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

Referee Committee

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.

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

Sustainability Committee

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.

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Department: President Office
– Contact presidentoffice@worldtaekwondo.org

Taekwondo For All Committee

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.

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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. Marck HARB (Lebanon)
Mr. Amine KHELLADI (Algeria)
Ms. Soo Kyung 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. Terrie MOORE (Canada)
Vice Chair Ms. Joan HACKEN (Australia)
Members
Mr. David O’SULLIVAN (Ireland)
Ms. Judith Lyn CAMERON (Canada)
Mr. Primoz RUS (Slovenia)
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