Traditional Taekwondo Union – TTU is afriendship organisation. TTUs purpose is to uphold the principles and values that exsists i taekwondo that has, to certain extent been forgotten as the martial art evolved into a martial sport.
TTU was founded 1996 at Jevnaker, Norway. The founder was Grandmaster Cho Woon Sup a well known taekwondo master i Scandinavia. He was the first korean master that came to Denmark. This was in 1976. He instructed several taekwondo clubs in the Copenhagen area while he was working for the Korean embassy and Korean Air. Grandmaster Cho moved to Norway in 1987. From here he travels around to all the different TTU clubs.
The meaning with TTU is to be able to train taekwondo in a more traditional way to counterweigh the dominating sports side to taekwondo after it was approved as a olympic sport. The TTU works to keep the older values alive though respect and dicipline in training. The hope that this values learned through training will also affect the practitioner in their daily life as well.
The most important elements in training are the basics that are used in poomse, prearranged fighting, freefight and selfdefence. The values and priniples are old, but to ensure unity the basics from Kukkiwon are used.
For the members and instructors the TTU offers a range of activities. Among these are camps, coarses, seminars and training i Korea. Several of the coarses and seminars are a combination of basics, poomse and fighting.
There are currently clubs in the following counties:
TTU are no competitor to the different national associations, but hope be a very fine supplement to these, also giving education to the higher graded or to those that are not affiliated to any particular master. There are many instructors and practitioners that is seeking a larger and broader understanding what taekwondo is about. TTU can provide this through its organisation.
TTU has as its goal to build up a broad and stable group of educated instructors ams masters that can give inspiration and stability in the club.
TTU is a organisation based on democratic principles, and we work hard to evolve ourselves based on the experince of our members and instructors. The posibilities to develope yourselves as a martial artist and instructor with the TTU are many.