Welcome to Original Taekwon-Do Federation

The OTFA strives to continue the Legacy of Taekwon-Do’s founder, General Choi Chong Hi, while building the future of Taekwon-Do in the USA by providing inspiration, innovation, solid leadership & quality support to our members. 

OTFA Core Values

  • The OTFA will operate according to a strict set of core values
  • We will be democratic & transparent in our decision making
  • We will be accountable to our members for our actions
  • We will act ethically & with integrity at all times
  • We will work with dedication & persistence to achieve both our own & our members' goals
  • We will act in a professional, progressive & positive way
  • We will be inclusive to our members
  • We will be inspiration & lead with our action instead of our words


The Original Taekwon-Do Federation of America is an Official Allied Association of the ITF - US 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization.

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New Grand Masters Certified

On Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, GM Peter Thibado traveled from his home on the west coast of FL to St. Augustine on the east coast for the presentation of his […]

GM Thibado and Gen Choi

My Moments with Gen Choi by GM Thibado June 1990 I was at Sereff World Camp. Gen Choi was teaching an IIC. Upon the advice of my instructor I volunteered […]

GM Suarez and Gen Choi

My Moments with General Choi. By GM Rubén Suárez Every anecdote with General Choi represents a part of our history. But the memories that had the greatest impact on me […]

OTFA Unified

For the past year the leaders of the three AAs recognized by the ITF: ATFI, NTA and OTFA, along with Red Tiger TKD, have been working together in order to merge into a single and stronger AA in the USA. The Merger Committee has decided to formally join the existing Original Taekwon-Do Federation of America, OTFA, a legally registered 501.c.3 entity in the USA, and an approved ITF Allied Association.