Kukkiwon is the World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters for Dan/Poom certification and it is situated in Seoul Korea. A Kukikwon certificate is widely regarded as the most prestigious of all the Black Belt certificates within the art of Taekwondo. The World Taekwondo Federation, which is the international governing body for Taekwondo, requires that all those who wish to compete at international level be Kukkiwon certified. Those that do not have Kukkiwon certification may also find that they might not be able to qualify in official courses such as International Referee, etc.
Because Martial Arts are not regulated in the United States or in most other countries, there can be abuse and lack of quality instruction by those with little or no real qualifications. As a Kukkiwon school, our instructors have tested for their Dan certification so that a common set of standards and criteria are adhered to as set by Kukkiwon.