About ITF

Founder of


Gen. Choi Hong-Hi


 Taekwon-Do was devised, studied and completed by Gen. Choi Hong Hi of Korea and brought into the world as modern martial arts.

Gen. Choi Hong Hi had to practice Karate of Japan because Korea was under its colonial occupation for over 36 years. Korea was liberated from Japanese colonial rule in 1945. ...                                    

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About Gen. CHOI Hong-Hi  

ITF President Prof.

RI Yong Son


Dear Members, 

I on behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation(ITF) would like to extend my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all the Taekwon-Doists the world over who have been devoting themselves to the worldwide development and evolution of the original Taekwon-Do, the legacy of the late Gen. Choi Hong Hi, the Legendary Founder of Taekwon-Do and 1st ITF President. ...                                                                                                                                           Read more


news / newsletter

The Open Cup of CIS & World Cup Taekwon-Do ITF Championships



The Open Cup of CIS & World Cup Taekwon-Do ITF Championships for its 3rd edition held in Minsk, Belarus from the 2nd to the 5th December 2016 were concluded with success. The events were attended by 1266 persons out of which 941competitors from 39 teams of 19 countries.

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Mrs. Choi Chun Hi, the widow of late Gen. Choi Hong Hi, welcomes Prof. Mst. Ri Yong Son,

the ITF President


Prof. Mst. Ri Yong Son, the ITF President, paid his historical visit to Mrs. Choi Chun Hi, the widow of late General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do & First President of ITF.

The reception for Prof. Mst. Ri Yong Son, the ITF President, was made by Mrs. Choi Chun Hi, in person, at her residence in Toronto, Canada on 16th October this year. 


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  ITF Honorary Certificate of 9th Dan to Pope Francis


At the informal Enlarged Meeting of the ITF Executive Board held in Andria, Italy on 6th September 2016 during the 12th Junior & 7th Veteran ITF World Taekwon-Do Championships, Prof. Mst. Ri Yong Son, the ITF President entrusted GM. Adolfo J. Villanueva, the ITF Vice-President with his mandatory commission to present the ITF Honorary Certificate of 9th Dan to Pope Francis on the specific occasion of canonizing Mother Terresa in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

Thousands of people packed in the Square to witness the Ceremony where Pope Francis was receiving the ITF Honorary Certificate of 9th Dan from GM. Adolfo J. Villanueva, the ITF Vice-President.

This promotion will be of such great echo to reach the whole martial arts across the world with real ITF values.


ITF Headquarters, Vienna, Austria 

ITF Outstanding Instructor Medal


Prof. Master Ri Yong Son, ITF President presented to Master Moulden the ITF Outstanding Instructor Medal for Sabum Rachanok Moulden, V Dan ITF Thailand, in Montreal, Canada. 

Returned back, Master Moulden presented the Medal and Plaque to Sabum Rachanok Moulden, V Dan at one of regular classes.

Nepal ITF celebrated 19th Anniversary Day in Kathmandu, Nepal, on the 6th Aug. 2016



National  Taekwondo ITF  players Aakash Chandra Gharti Magar  and Tulshi Thapa Magar have been honored with the “ITF Year Player-2016”.


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IRAN ITF TKD Congress 


on 2nd June , the congress of IRAN ITF TKD association took place in Meeting hall of Kavousiyeh Local Center in Tehran .

Iran ITF EB members had reported about past years activities and financial status.

Congress were holding with the presence of EB Members, Members of Central Commission, and Agents of Provinces ,

Also two official members of DPR Korea Embassy were presenting in the congress as pollster .

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Promotions boost for new members Thailand ITF .

Whilst our membership remains small the quality of our students continues to improve. The recent “free lessons” promotion attracted only 10 new members all of whom  passed their first test with flying colours.

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itf event

1st Junior & Senior Southeast Asian ITF Taekwon-Do Championships 2016


from 12th to 14th of December 2016

in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

2nd SLO OPEN 2016 International Teakwon-Do Championship


Taekwon-Do clubs UNIOR Zrece, SKALA Velenje and SUN Braslovce joined their international tournament experience and organizing skills.

The host of the tournament is Taekwon-Do Club Unior Zrece.                          22 October 2016 -23 October 2016 


ITF International Technical Seminar & International Instructor Course


on the weekend of October 14-15-16, 2016, in Montréal city, Canada.


Master Alain Dumaine, 8th Degree, will be hosting and conducting this special seminal at his Dojang and will be accompanied by two other Canadian 8th Degree ITF Masters: Master Walter Zdeb and Master Santino Caputo.


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Göteborg Taekwon-Do Championships


2016 Sweden  


Official Invitation July 2016 



Competition Date:   22nd October 2016    


starting time:   10:00 hrs. 


Venue:   Valhalla Sport hall, A-hall, Göteborg, Sweden.



Oxfordshire Taekwon-Do ITF


Technical Training Seminar


with Grand Master Peter Harkess


Saturday 8th October 2016

3 pm - 6 pm

VIth South American Taekwon-Do ITF Games


18th - 23rd Oct 2016.     Cartagena, Colombia

The 12th Big Apple National and International Taekwon-Do Championship


9th Oct 2016


New York, USA

12th Junior and 7th Veteran ITF World Championship

5th - 11th Sep 2016

 Andria, Italy                                                                                                                                          READ MORE

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ITF Anti-Doping Rules



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Activities in Cambodian Taekwon-Do ITF Federation


8th Asian Taekwon-Do Federation Congress

26 March 2016


Kazakhstan, Almaty




 5th Mar 2016 

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