ETU closes cooperation with KPNP
For the first time in history, ETU opened its door for a second PSS provider. Although it is a tiny opening, for KPNP the gesture of ETU is a significant step. Also for ETU, it means that this new cooperation better reflects the reality World Taekwondo has initiated on the worldstage of PSS providers: there are two PSS systems in the world recognized by WT.
KPNP will service a small number of events while Daedo International remains the exclusive PSS and main sponsor for all G4 European level events as well as other major European Championships. KPNP will initially service the Paralympic Taekwondo events and a newly G1 event organized by ETU. President Sakis Pragalos says: ‘The reality is that the World Championships and some major Grand Prix and other WT sanctioned events are serviced by KPNP. Also as we speak, the Cadet and Junior World Championships were serviced by KPNP. Our European athletes should be able to train and compete and learn to fight with both systems’. The Agreement will be in force as per 2023.