WTF Signs Recognition Contract with Daedo on Electronic Protectors

WTF Secretary General Jin Suk Yang poses with Mr. Chuen Wook Park, president of Daedo International, after signing a recognition contract on electronic protectors at the headquarters of the WTF in Seoul, Korea on Feb. 2, 2010.

The World Taekwondo Federation signed a recognition contract with Daedo International on electronic protectors at the headquarters of the WTF in Seoul on Feb. 2, 2010.

The term of the contract is three years. With the signing, Daedo International, whose headquarters are located in Barcelona, Spain, became the second company whose electronic protector products were recognized by the WTF, after LaJUST. The WTF inked its first electronic protector recognition contract with LaJUST on Sept. 11, 2006.

The contract was signed between WTF Secretary General Jin Suk Yang and Mr. Chuen Wook Park, president of Daedo International, at the WTF office in Seoul.

Daedo attended the 2nd WTF-organized demonstration of electronic protectors in Seoul, Korea on March 25, 2006. It also participated in the third and fourth electronic protector demonstrations on January 2007 and May 2009, respectively.

As part of its ceaseless efforts to ensure fair judging and refereeing, the WTF set up an ad-hoc Electronic Protector Committee in July 2005.

For the first time ever in its World Championships, the WTF used electronic protectors at the 19th World Taekwondo Championships in October 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The WTF will also use electronic protectors at the upcoming World Qualification Tournament for the 1st Youth Olympic Games on March 3-5 and the 8th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships on March 6-9, 2010, both will be held in Tijuana, Mexico. LaJUST electronic protectors will be used at both events.