GTF

GTF Taekwon-do

About the GTF

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The contributions of Grand Master Park to the development and promotion of Taekwon-Do worldwide are unparalled.

The Global Taekwon-Do Federation is unique from a purely technical stand point. Although GTF techniques include all the traditional patterns and fundamental movements of the Chang Hun system practiced by the ITF, the founder of the GTF, Grand Master Park Jung Tae, continued to improve and develop an even more scientific approach to the execution and delivery of the fundamental movements of Taekwon-Do. The improvements were designed to promote superior health and fitness by focusing on more circular fluid motions in conjunction with proper knee spring and breath control.

The ITF method taught today by ITF Instructors is more rigid and focuses on each individual movement as an entity in itself while the GTF method taught today by GTF Instructors is more fluid and circular with an emphasis on the end of one movement becoming the beginning of the next movement to create a rhythmic flow of techniques.

Furthermore, the founder of the GTF, Grand Master Park Jung Tae, developed six additional Hyungs to be practiced by GTF members in addition to the traditional twenty-four. Also, he created nine Shabang, Makgo, Jirugi exercises and other unique training methods that support the development of fundamental skills.

The Global Taekwon-Do Federation, a non-profit, non-political organization is committed to promoting the unique style of Taekwon-Do developed by this legendary Grand Master and to maintain his vision and legacy.

Although not readily apparent to the untrained eye, the techniques and methods of execution promoted by Grand Master Park Jung Tae are substantially different enough from the ITF method to ratify that the GTF constitutes a distinct style of Taekwon-Do.