What is the difference bewtween WTF and ITF Tae Kwon-Do?
There are 2 main worldwide organisations of Tae Kwon-Do the ITF which stands for International Tae Kwon-Do Federation and the WTF which is the World Taekwondo Federation. The way I describe it is that the WTF, most famous in recent times for being an Olympic sport is sport Tae Kwon-Do. I put this down to the competition rules that do not allow punching to the head. There is nothing wrong with this style at all, focusing on the legs its practiones have amazing kicking speed and dynamic kicks. In comparison, the ITF rules allow punching to the head so the style of fight is very different. I would compare ITF Tae Kwon-Do to Kickboxing or Muay Thai, having tried all of these they are very different again. You have to try them to know but its the basic stance that makes all the difference with these martial arts and how they deliver their techniques. Both the ITF and the WTF have their own tuls/poomsae but as ITF competition allows you to punch to the head like boxing and that’s the decidin