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 OTFA Committee

The OTFA Announces New Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee   We are thrilled to announce the launch of the OTFA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee.  The Committee’s mission, as […]

Julio Carlos Sparring Seminar

English On behalf of the Original Taekwon-Do Federation of America (OTFA), Julio Carlos, Claudia Suarez and myself, I want to thank you for your participation in the Sparring Seminar with […]

OTFA New Board

Dear OTFA Members, On January 1, 2020, four USA organizations merged into Original Taekwon-Do Federation America (OTFA) with the guidance and oversight of an interim Board of Directors.  Leading up […]

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.