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WTMU is committed to bringing world-class Kukkiwon Taekwondo programs and services more accessible to you.

​We have been busy organizing an opportunity for all eligible practitioners to participate in the

2021 Kukkiwon International Taekwondo Master & Examiner Course this coming November

in Chicago, USA.

As you may know, the current KMS membership approval standard has been amended to better serve its members and to enhance the value of the Kukkiwon Dan certificate.


Announced in August of 2020, the new criteria is for KMS members to hold and obtain the International Master Certificate before the 31st of July, 2023 to avoid losing their promotion rights. 

In addition, the lecture portion of the International Master Course can be completed online via the WTA website:  Only the 3rd class section is currently available; the 1st and 2nd class sections will be available soon.

​We want to thank the World Taekwondo Headquarters, KUKKIWON, and the WTA, World Taekwondo Academy for empowering Taekwondo practitioners to become stronger leaders who can better impact their own community and make a difference in our global Taekwondo society. 

Detailed Course and Registration information is at

We hope you can join us this year. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Grandmaster Ki Hong Kim

9th Dan Kukkiwon

WTMU President

The 2021 International Taekwondo Master & Examiner Course in Chicago, USA

Conducted by WTA, World Taekwondo Academy

(Kukkiwon PR Section event link)

Hosted by WTMU, World Taekwondo Masters Union

Email:, Tel: (847) 309-2011



   November 16 - 17   

(at least 21 years old)

License Course 

min. 4th Dan Kukkiwon holder

Refresher Course 

already certified

All international masters residing

outside of U.S. MUST have

a U.S. VISA before applying. 


   November 18 - 21   

(at least 18 years old)

License/ Re-Test Course 

min. 4th Dan Kukkiwon holder

Diploma Course

min. 3rd Dan Kukkiwon holder

Refresher Course 

already certified; course; no certification


(subject to change) 


Test Examiner Course (all-day Tuesday - Wednesday)

  Check-in: Tuesday, 11/16,  8-9 am

Check-out: Wednesday, 11/17, 10 pm

 Master Instructor Course (all-day Thursday - Sunday)

  Check-in: Thursday, 11/18,  8-9 am

Check-out: Sunday, 11/21, 10 pm



Regular 3rd thru 7th Dan Kukkiwon Dan Test

Saturday, November 20 (6pm - 8pm)

Eligible Dan Testers will be able to attend both courses. 

Only U.S. citizens or residents are eligible to apply.

For more information, please click link above.

WTMU members, please call us directly, or email us at

Promotion Request Form link.


Please note added $14 processing fee for online registrations.


  • White Uniforms only

  • Belt & Training shoes

  • Writing Material (Notebook and pen/pencil)

Please make sure you can commit to the time schedule before registering. Your entry needs to be processed in advance; to that end, no refund will be given after 5 days from registration date.

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HYATT Regency Deerfield 

1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

Tel: (847) 945-3400

reserve room via online:

 Hotel Reservation Link 


(special rate only available via online

Special rate cut-off date is

Tuesday, November 2, 11:59 p.m.

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