The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its to simply World Taekwondo. The is to avoid over its acronym 'WTF'. This acronym is used as a slang term on social media, but it has a very different and very rude when it is used on Facebook, or Twitter. The abbreviation 'WTF' is a term that is often used to indicate disdainful . The World Taekwondo president said: "In the age, the acronym of our has developed negative connotations unrelated to our organization, and so it was important that we rebrand to better engage with our fans...stay and appeal to young and modern audiences."
Taekwondo is a Korean martial , characterized by its on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking . The Taekwondo Federation president said: "Since 1973, we have been known as the World Taekwondo Federation. Over the 44 years, we have grown taekwondo into the global sport it is with 208 member national worldwide; we have led taekwondo to the Olympic Games, and in 2020, we will have the of seeing taekwondo at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games; and we have reinforced our federation’s as a global leader in taking taekwondo beyond sport and into the of ."