That seems to be the general consensus of what Martial Artists and sport Taekwondo practitioners are saying these days, and I don’t blame them.
I go back to a time when all styles used to compete together and did round robin training at each other’s schools.
Sure, we had friendly “My school is better than your school” exchanges, but we learned from each other and we always respected the art.
Times have changed. Techniques and methods of teaching have changed, but customs and respect for the art should never change. We recognize that Taekwondo is taught under several schools known as Kwans. All legitimate Kwans of Taekwondo are headquartered in the Republic of Korea (ROK). We have formed a strong alliance with these Kwans to establish a link to Taekwondo’s authentic Korean lineage and to ensure the continued practice of Taekwondo as a traditional Korean military art.
I personally invite you to become a part of our family. For those of you that believe in our cause, we offer:
Training with Korea’s highest ranking Grand Masters at special clinics and seminars.
Discounts on special events and training merchandise.
Opportunity for advancement and much more.
By now you must be asking, Who are we? Well, it’s no secret. We are the U.S. National Taekwondo Association and we are looking for serious, dedicated traditional instructors and practitioners to take part in building the largest Taekwondo organization in the U.S. For additional information please call or e-mail me at email@example.com. Please put “USNTA” in the subject line.
Respectfully yours in Taekwondo,
Gregory V. Glover
Executive Committee Chairman/USNTA