The US National Taekwondo Association was born to provide the American Taekwondo Community with fair and equal representation. If you are looking for ethical leadership in a Taekwondo organization then you have found the right place.
Dear Taekwondo Students & Instructors:
We invite you to join the US National Taekwondo Association family of schools. I am excited that you have decided to pursue training in Taekwondo as a traditional Korean martial art and wish you the best of success.
I formed the USNTA in 1999 because I saw the necessity of an association that didn’t only emphasized Taekwondo technique, but the philosophy as well. My goal for the students and members of this association is that they will not only grow in their Taekwondo technique, but also in their personal and spiritual lives as well. We are seeking to develop the complete body, mind and spirit philosophy for the greater benefit of every member.
Traditional Taekwondo is not a sport. There is competition held in Sport Sparring and Forms, but the USNTA also encourages Self Defense Training for all of its members. The USNTA teaches Taekwondo as a classical Korean Martial Art as it was intended to be with a purpose to develop every aspect of the individual for a healthy mind and body. This helps students become confident, healthy and have a fulfilling life. This letter was intended to guide you on the path to mastery of Taekwondo learning the “Do” or Way of our incredible art. I hope that you will set your goals high and understand that Taekwondo can be a life long practice with many benefits. We encourage you to support your school and instructor fully and introduce your friends and family to this healthy lifestyle. If you are willing to make the commitment to life long training you will reap the greatest of rewards. You will find that Taekwondo is not only an incredible fitness and personal protection system but also a dynamic personal philosophy. To find out how to join the USNTA visit www.usnta.net and Welcome to the USNTA Family.
GrandMaster Richard Hackworth