Prior to the registration of MGTF, ITF Taekwondo members were actively practicing under the MITF and with the new implementation of the Sports Development Act 1997 and issues arising between Taekwondo bodies in the World (WTF/ITF) and in Malaysia namely MTA and MITF, a new body was registered namely MGTF for affiliates that wanted to continue under the banner led by Grand Master Sabree Salleh, the President and founder of MGTF.