Welcome to the IATR and Acta Taekwondo website.

The International Association for Taekwondo Research (IATR) promotes, disseminates, and publishes academic research on Taekwondo, combat sports, and martial arts in addition to physical exercise and nutrition as they relate to martial arts training and performance.


The IATR engages in three types of academic activities. It organizes and hosts academic symposiums, conferences, forums, and other meetings. The IATR also publishes an academic journal entitled Acta Taekwondo et Martialis Artium (ATMA). Finally, it publishes textbooks on Taekwondo, martial arts, kinesiology, sports, and related academic interests.


ATMA was originally entitled The Journal of the International Association for Taekwondo Research (JIATR), which was decided upon by a majority vote on July 17, 2014 at the General Meeting of the 4th International Taekwondo Symposium in Puebla, Mexico. JIATR was retitled to Acta Taekwondo et Martialis Artium at the IATR Annual Meeting in Muju, Korea on June 30, 2017.

IATR Office

Kyung Hee University

Physical Education Building, #417

1732, Deogyeong-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17104, Republic of Korea



Tel.: +82-31-201-2708

Fax: +82-31-201-2249


Tel.: 031-201-2708

Fax: 031-201-2249

Manuscript Submissions actataekwondo@gmail.com

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