Dear Taekwondo Family:
It is my great pleasure to extend my warm greetings to you and invitation to the 2013 WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships to be held in Bali, Indonesia from October 31 to November 3, 2013.
This year is the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the World Taekwondo Federation in 1973. WTF membership has been grown from less than 20 to 205 for the past four decades and taekwondo has participated in the Olympic Games as an official sport since 2000. WTF had inaugurated Poomsae competition at the world level in 2006 to provide more people with opportunity to enjoy and compete in taekwondo.
WTF included free-style Poomsae competition in the 2012 WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Tunja, Colombia, which was welcomed by so many taekwondo practitioners around the world. The number of participants in the World Poomsae Championships has been ever increasing and I do believe that the Championships in Bali will be another great success in the history of World Poomsae Championships.
I look forward to seeing you and your team in Bali. Sincerely yours,
Chungwon Choue President