Re-naming Taekwondo Park in Korea

On February 28th,

2012, the Taekwondo Promotion Foundation announced they are changing the name of the Taekwondo Park,in

Muju, Korea. The new name will be “TAEKWONDO WON”, and is scheduled to open in September 2013.

Kwon's Taekwondo

Kwon’s Taekwondo

Get in Shape and Learn to Defend Yourself!

Kwon’s Taekwondo, located in Franklin Park, Illinois, has trained thousands of students over the past 34 years, with more than 600 of them achieving Black Belt rank.

Please explore our website to learn more

about our school, our instructors, our programs and special events. We welcome you to join our successful Kwon’s family!

2011 9th Taekwondo Korea Trip

2006 USNTF Korea Trip

The 2011 Taekwondo Korea Trip will be on Friday October 8 – Sunday October 17, 2011. The total cost for the trip is $1995.00 and includes Round Trip Airfare, Lodging, Meals and Ground Transportation. This trip will be at:

  • Kukkiwon Special Training
  • Kukkiwon Special Promotion Test
  • Korea Taekwondo Association
  • World Taekwondo Federation
  • Taekwondo Park
  • Temple Stay Meditation
  • National Congress Center
  • KTX – New High Speed Train
  • Korean Traditional Falk Village
  • Local City Shopping and much more fun events
  • Gumdo Competition with Korean and USA Team

Spaces are limited, please contact USNTF (847-451-6000) and reserve your spot today ! Also let you know this trip will be with Grandmaster Kwon that means you will be treating as VIP on everywhere you visit.

New Kukkiwon Administration

As of June 14, 2010 Kukkiwon will be operating by new administration.

New President: ———–Kang Won Shik
New Vice President: —Im Choon Kil

We are going to have our sparring and form seminars conducted through new Kukkiwon administration on Friday, July 30, 2010 during our Instructor Seminar in the 17th USNTF International Championship.

Master Kwon in Korea 2012

Master Kwon’s recent trip to Korea in February 2012

He spent time at the World Taekwondo Headquarters discussing the MOU Program in the United States and the future of Taekwondo.

Kukkiwon (MOU) Memorandum of Understanding

*** Special Kukkiwon Price Certification ***

We now have a Memorandum of Understanding between Kukkiwon and United States National Taekwondo Federation on the development of Taekwondo. All members wishing to get certified through Kukkiwon can send us their applications to get reduced price and benefits for you. Please contact USNTF Headquarters for more information.

2010 17th USNTF International Championship & Seminars

July 30, Saturday July 31, and Sunday, August 1, 2010.

The original site chosen closed due to economic problems and we have, once again, scheduled the venue at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. The Championship headquarters will be the Rosemont Hotel O’Hare 5550 N. River Rd. in Rosemont, Illinois. On Friday, July 30, 2010 the Instructor Seminar, Black Belt Testing, Annual Meeting, and competitor check-in will take place at the hotel. Registrations can be mailed in or submitted on line at our website, Saturday, July 31, 2010 and Sunday August 1, 2010 will be the competitions at Triton College. Shuttle bus service will be provided between the hotel and the college.

The hotel also has shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport for those teams coming from out of town. When making reservations just mention that you are with the Taekwondo group and you will receive the room rates that we have been given. The hotel code to use is USNTF. The number to call is 847-678-4488. If there should be any problems ask for Ms. Helga Price, Senior Sales Manager. The cut off date for reservations is July 16, 2010.

If you need any additional information please call our office at 847-451-6000.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this July !

update: February 15, 2010

Dear Instructors and School Owners:

As for our 2010 USNTF International Championships at the end of July, I would like you to know that officials from the Kukkiwon will be present to conduct a Kukkiwon Certified Poomse Seminar and will officiate at the Black Belt testing. I know that all of you will take advantage of this rare opportunity.

I am also reminding you that when you make reservations at the Rosemont Hotel O’Hare you should use the code of USNTF to receive our rates. This hotel is a 5 star hotel that is honoring the prices we contracted for at the Wyndham hotel that closed January 1st without notifying us. I’m sure that you will be pleasantly surprised.

The Instructor Seminar and testing will take place July 30th, July 31st will be Junior competitions (13years old and younger), and August 1st will be the Adult and Gumdo competition (14years and older). Additional Championship details will be on our website and mailed direct. We will also accept applications with payments on-line.

Keep up the good work and support of your organization. I’m hoping that bigger things are on the horizon for all of us.


Grandmaster Dr. Duk Gun Kwon
President of United States National Taekwondo Federation

Taekwondo Day Declaration

We were exciting to mention that Governor of Illinois, Patrick Quinn, was at our Opening Ceremonies and he has officially declared July 31 of every year, Illinois Taekwondo Day !
A lot of Taekwondo families attended the Opening Ceremonies as a showed of strength to Governor. This

could be very helpful for the status of Taekwondo in Illinois and, eventually, in other States.
We showed an impressive turnout !

Grandmaster Kwon Summer Trip – West Coast

Grandmaster Kwon Summer Trip – July 26 ~ August 12, 2009. Dr. Kwon visited USNTF member school in west coast and Canada road trip for 3 weeks. The following schools visited:

Taekwondo 2 – Milkaukee, OR
Master Alfred




– Puyallup, WA
Master Antonio Quiming

White Crane Taekwondo – Port Angeles, WA
Master Robert Nicoles

Seattle Taekwondo – Mountlake Terrace, WA
Master Brandon Richards