Kukkiwon ( World Taekwondo Headquarter )
The Secretariat of the World Taekwondo Federation is in the Kukkiwon building. The Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo Headquarters, is located atop the hillside in Kangnam District

in Seoul, Korea just five minutes walk from the intersection of the Kangnam Subway Station.
This Building with beautiful original Korean style roof was constructed in 1972 to house Taekowndo related organizations and to provide Taekowndo practitioners and contestants with morder facilities for training and contestants with modern facilities for training and competitions of Taekwondo.

Construction of the Kukkiwon, a million dollar project, began on November 9, 1971. The first and only gymnasium of its kind in the word was inaugurated on November 30, 1972 with many sports leaders and social celibrities attending. The completion of the Kukkiwon building was possible by the sole and devoted effort of Dr. Un yong Kim, President of the Word Taekwondo Federation and then President of the Korea Taekwondo Association.

The facilities of the Kuukiwon are equipped with modern devices and have provided an ideal arena for training and competitions such as the 1st and the 2nd World Taekwondo Championships, the 1st Asian Taekwondo Championships and other Korean national contests as well as the 1st and the 2nd International Referee seminars, Instructor Seminars and various Taekwondo demonstrations. Coaches and students from many countries were trained here.

The Kukkiwon completed its registration with the government of the Republic of Korea as a juridical foundation on July 7, 1974, electing Dr. Un Yong Kim as its president.

Besides serving as an arena for Taekwondo training and competitions, the Kukkiwon conducts Dan promotion tests and issues certificates to Taekwondo students of all member national associations of the World Taekwondo Federation.
The Memorial Museum which opened on November 30, 1991 made the Kukkiwon the center of the Taekowndo culture by showing the history of Taekowndo and various Taekwondo related materials to visitors.

The Kukkiwon accomodates :
Boarding room
Two lecture rooms
Three locker rooms
Two shower rooms
Medical room
Computer room
Two management offices
Seven office rooms
Pavilion (Palgak-jong)
Five rest rooms
Guard house