WHO WE ARE

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION


Who We Are


FIND YOUR TAEKWONDO FAMILY


We’d like to welcome you to the American Taekwondo United website with warmth. We are an organization with one goal in mind: to promote the values, the philosophy, and proper practice of Taekwondo in the United States. We believe that through our programs, resources, and tournaments, we can further unify Taekwondo in the United States. ATU is a one-stop hub for all Taekwondo practitioners to communicate with other fellow practitioners, download resources, and have any other information that you may need along your Taekwondo journey. Please feel free to browse our website and contact us if we could be of any help! Join the ATU family today and allow us to be part of your Taekwondo journey.


LOCATION

We are located at 10110 Johnston Road Suite #11 Charlotte, NC 28210


OUR MISSION

Our mission statement can be summed up in one word: UNITE.

UNITE MASTERS |
Create an atmosphere for masters to connect and learn.

UNITE ATHLETES |
Provide tournaments and resources to help them shine!

UNITE TAEKWONDO |
Outward reach to educate America on the beautiful art of Tae Kwon Do.

Sun Chong

1st President of ATU

Seung H. Lee

2nd President of ATU

Woong H. Lee

3rd President of ATU

Taek S. Cho

4th President of ATU

OUR HISTORY

American Taekwondo United (ATU) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2006 with the goal of contributing to the growth and development of Taekwondo in the United States.  As part of the agenda of ATU, it hosts a national tournament annually, provides ongoing education for Taekwondo schools, and contributes to communities around the country through charitable events.

Since 2008, the ATU National Championships feature competition in Forms, Sparring, and Demo Team. This tournament has been held in various cities such as Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, and it has provided many of its athletes the opportunity to compete in higher level international competitions.  To date, the ATU National Team has been sent to compete in Korea, Mexico, and Trinidad Tobago.

Biannually, ATU hosts the ATU National Convention, which brings together Taekwondo leaders to provide educational resources, instructor training, and industry updates to further the development of Taekwondo in America.

Finally, ATU has organized charity fundraisers for Children’s Hospitals nationwide through its “Kicking For Miracles” event. The efforts of ATU has made a tremendous impact on society and will continue to work to make a positive difference in communities all over the country.