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INTRODUCING THE WWTF 
In 2009 after much deliberation, and following meetings between GM Th. P Salm, GM Charles Ferraro, Master Ashok Kumar,Master Richard Kopf and Master Robert Salm that there was a to establish a world Tang Soo Do organization. It wasn’t simple to find a fitting and appropriate name for this. 
But as almost every organization talks about being one Tang Soo Do family, and at the end only use this term in words and not in actions, we decided to use it for the organization. We left the often appearing names like ‘World’, ‘International’, ‘Association’ or ‘Federation’ behind and we finally found the fitting name in ‘Worldwide Tang Soo Do Family’ (WWTF). 
The emblem that we picked out isn’t the often used terrestrial globe. No, we chose a compass for it. A compass in which all the directional corners are present to point out each part of the world. A compass that will point out the path and the right way within our Worldwide Tang Soo Do Family. 
The WWTF, is working together with all traditional International Tang Soo Do organisations. The WWTF is based on respect and honesty and the thirst for knowledge. International groups and individual dojangs can become a WWTF member by simply writing into the WWTF or to one of their designated representatives. There is no membership fee for the students and the dojang can continue to use its own syllabus and function independently, the students can also keep their membership from any other Tang Soo Do organisation. The only requirement is that they wear the patch above on the right arm of their dobalk. 
 
The WWTF was co-founded by Grandmaster Th. P. Salm 9th Dan and Grandmaster Charles Ferraro 8th Dan at the 2009 first World Championships in Rotterdam, with 28 international Masters in attendance. The WWTF stands for mutual humility, respect, co-operation and openness that allow a fertile environment for all members to grow within. 
 
The key goal is to allow all dojangs, societies and clubs an umbrella organisation that allows the open practice of traditional Tang Soo Do without any demands. There is no one person dictating to the members, they decide how much or how little they wish to participate without any obligations. 
 
Continued co-operation within membership leads to the exchange of knowledge and offers member schools the opportunity to further develop their own style and learn from the experience of others. The WWTF can act as an umbrella organisation that will help and supports development and open communication between member schools. With regular seminars and tournaments both locally and internationally the WWTF can facilitate continued growth. 
 
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