Professional and Organizational Affiliations
Yong In University was started as a physical education college, but now it is a private university with 35 departments for both day and night sessions in the six colleges: Martial Art, Physical Science, Culture and Art, Business Administration, Environmental Science and Health and Welfare. The university has established seven special graduate schools in Education, Physical Science, Art, Business, Rehabilitation and Health Science, Taekwondo, Cultural Asset and one general graduate school with eight subordinate organizations including the Central Library and 18 affiliate organizations.
The Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), was the first taekwondo organisation. It was founded in 1959, although official South Korean sources give 1961 as its year of establishment. In 1966, some members of the KTA, led by H. H. Choi, formed the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF); other members founded Kukkiwon and the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) in the early 1970s. The KTA sits under the Korea Sports Council, is aligned with Kukkiwon, and is a Member National Association (MNA) of the WTF. Its goal is to promote the martial art taekwondo as a national sport within South Korea.
Kukkiwon, also known as the World Taekwondo Headquarters, and home of the World Taekwondo Academy, is the official taekwondo governing organisation established by the South Korean government. It is supervised by the International Sports Division of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.