Welcome to the Homepage of the Latin-American International Tae Kwon Do Federation.
LAITF Founder, Master George A. Tapia The LAITF was founded in 2001 by Master George A. Tapia as a step toward implementing his vision of bringing together Taekwondoists from all across the Americas sharing a common goal and purpose to foster increased participation in the sport among Latinos, to create a forum for the beneficial exchange of ideas and experiences to the benefit all and to expand opportunities and venues for competition between athletes who previously had no opportunity to compete together.
LAITF Organizational Orientation As an organization the LAITF is whole-heartedly Athlete First in it’s orientation. The leadership and core membership are united in sharing founder Master George Tapia’s vision of an amateur sports organization that truly and consistently puts the welfare and best interest of the athlete to the forefront as a matter of actual practice, as a Core Value of the institution, rather than a seldom implemented “lip-service” policy.
LAITF Mission Statement To offer amateur Taekwondo sports programs through a volunteer base, providing the opportunity for people of every age group and walk of life to broaden their physical, mental, moral and spiritual development as amateur Taekwondo athletes and to build social responsibility and good citizenship through the Taekwondo ideals of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Indomitable Spirit.
LAITF Vision Statement To offer amateur Taekwondo athletes and volunteer officials opportunities to develop to their highest level through a program of sponsored local, regional, national and international competitions, support of athlete development and sports training programs and standardization of training and certification for officials, coaches and competition support volunteers.