The objectives of the European Para Taekwondo Union are:

  • to work towards the integration of disabled children and adults in taekwondo activities and championships;
  • to focus on empowering and enabling children and adults with disabilities to take up positions of responsibility in sport;
  • to work with and through the Member National Associations of ETU in order to enhance the capacity to integrate people with disabilities into physical recreation;
  • to promote, expand, and improve within Europe the practice of para taekwondo in light of its educational, cultural, and sports values (the “Taekwondo movement”);
  • to promote fair play, youth development, and education;
  • to encourage peace and cooperation though participation in sports;
  • to promote or sanction international para taekwondo competitions;
  • to take action in order to strengthen the unity and protect the interests of the European Para Taekwondo Union, ETU, WTF and the Taekwondo Movement;
  • to engage in other (para) activities in support of the above objectives.



Aleksand Shlychkov (Russia)



Evgeny Kluychnikov (Russia)
EPTU Vice-President
ETU Council Member
ETU Chairman of Solidarity Committee

Constantin Apostol (Romania)
EPTU Vice-President
ETU Council Member
ETU Deputy Secretary General


Secretary General

Kenneth Schunken (Netherlands)


Executive Director of international affairs
Vlada Latysheva (Russia)