History » History Of Iran Taekwondo Union

In 1994 Mr. Hamid Mohtashami who was that time vice president of Iran Taekwondo Federation, with cooperation of some of the coaches and Iran Taekwondo experienced specially Master Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour presented a suggestion to Iran Taekwondo President  based on establishing an organization with the name of Iran Taekwondo Union in order to develop taekwondo without depending upon government budget. This suggestion was agreed by the federation's president that in addition to operation authority for this union, in an official letter with commission article 10 of political party consisting of the representatives of legislative power, judiciary and government applied for operation license from Taekwondo federation. After detailed considerations at the end of 2001 the operation license of Iran Taekwondo Union was issued.
This union that is a nongovernmental organization during recent years held different coach, umpire and promotion courses and several championships in different age ranks and also dispatched many teams to international tournaments that led to gaining many champion titles. This union instructed many world champions and country's first grade coaches. One of the most important achievement of this union is dispatching of the first Iran women Taekwondo team to U.S World Championship and gaining the first bronze medal of Iran women team in Taekwondo that break the prohibition of Iran woman Taekwondo participation in the international championships that so far has no record in Iran Taekwondo history and had high reflection in the world medias. 
In the progress of this union master Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour, one of the founders and the first president of this union, carried valuable services and supports.
At the present this union has active agents throughout Iran. Additionally some of this union's first grade coaches are training abroad.