Thank you for visiting the home page for the ASTU, the official governing body for the American Sport TaeKwonDo Union in the United States. Our mission, as union-structured organization, is to foster the teaching and art of traditional Taekwon-Do in the United States, as handed down by our founder General Choi, Hong Hi. Taekwon-Do has undergone tremendous evolution since its inception at the hands of General Choi in 1955 as he perfected the art while leading the 29 th Division of the Korean Army (also known as The First Division). The ASTU which stands to unite ALL TKD practitioners!
Throughout its evolution over the last 50 years, however, our art has remained true to its core principles
as well as retaining a solid foundation in the core composition of Taekwon-Do
- Self Control
- Indomitable Spirit
- Conditioning & Fundamentals
It is adherence to these roots that has kept the ASTU strong throughout times of both growth and turbulence. Our objective is to provide a solid foundation and support system for our members, in the form of teaching, access to national resources, and a strong community in Taekwon-Do. We welcome the input and feedback of our members as we continually grow and adapt to the changing face of our times. I trust that you'll find the information on this site helpful, and return often to check for updates.
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