The World Taekwondo Federation is the International Federation [IF] governing the sport of Taekwondo and is a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations [ASOIF]. The WTF recognizes national Taekwondo governing bodies recognized by the NOC in the pertinent country, one in each country, as its members.
USA Taekwondo (USAT) is the national governing body (NGB) of Taekwondo for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC); as such, it is the official Member National Association of the World Taekwondo Federation in the USA..
The purpose of The Flying Tigers is providing opportunity to Taekwondo students to experience national competition which is rarely available to most children and very often beyond the parents or guardians ability to support financially. The Flying Tigers hope is to provide an annual opportunity to as many Taekwondo students as possible to compete and experience the thrill of participation in national competition.