International Taekwon‑Do Federation

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10 Mar 2020
The International Taekwon‑Do Federation (ITF) and the World Taekwondo (WT) carried out the Joint Demonstration Performance at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne,  Switzerland on 11th Apr. 2019, the very Taekwon‑Do Day when the name of “Tae Kwon Do” had been invented 64 years ago. This performance was able to be realized at the Olympic Museum governed by IOC first ever in the history of Olympic at the specific & personal invitation of the IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach himself. The demonstration took place in the presence of the prominent Dignitaries and Celebrities from the Political & Sports fields including IOC President Dr. Thomas Bach, ex-German Chancellor Dr. Gerhard Schroder, ASOIF President Mr.… read more
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2 Mar 2021
Dear Grand Masters, Masters and Colleagues, On Behalf of the Haitian Internatioal Taekwon‑Do Federation I'm proud   report you on the first in person National  Taekwon‑Do Training and Anti-Doping Course organized by our NGB. More than 80 Taekwon‑Do Students from three departments have been participante in that event. Our next event will be the National Taekwon&… read more
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1 Mar 2021
Dear NGB Representatives, Dear ITF Grand Masters, Masters & Instructors, The Czech Taekwon‑Do Federation cordially invites you to attend the first ​online International Instructor Course to be conducted by the ITF Senior Vice President, ITF Technical & Education Committee Chairman, and the Father of Czech Taekwon‑Do, ​Grand Master Prof. Hwang Ho Yong​ 9​th​ Degree. The course is… read more
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25 Feb 2021
IRAN ITF First National (Individual) TUL Virtual Championship was held successfully on 18th February 2021.  94 players from 11 provinces of Iran participated in the championships. Perhaps Iran ITF TKD Umpires shown a great performance and indomitable spirit with referring. the championship were supervising by Master Hossein Farid Sabbagh, President of Iran ITF, via 2 video web cameras,… read more
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18 Feb 2021
In January 31st the National Taekwon‑do and Kickboxing Federation of Tajikistan along with the National Olympic Committee of Tajikistan conducted a seminar. It was held for athletes, executive members of the federation, instructors and administrative staff. The agenda of the seminar included some of the key aspects on implementing of 2021 Code regulations and was directed to anti… read more
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10 Feb 2021
On the occasion of the upcoming 55th anniversary of the ITF, the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) has authorized the Czech Taekwon‑Do Federation to organize an online International Technical Seminar. The seminar was conducted personally by the Korean Grand Master Hwang Ho Yong (9th Dan), with Czech Masters Martin Zámečník (7th Dan) and Ondřej Vrábel (7th Dan) as his… read more
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13 Jan 2021
Dear NGB Representatives, Dear ITF Grand Masters, Masters & Instructors, The Czech Taekwon‑Do Federation cordially invites you to attend the first ​online International Technical Seminar to be conducted by the ITF Senior Vice President, ITF Technical & Education Committee Chairman, and the Father of Czech Taekwon‑Do, ​Grand Master Prof. Hwang Ho Yong​ 9​th​ Degree. The… read more
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31 Dec 2020
Dear Taekwon‑Do Family Members, I am so privileged and honored to enjoy this opportunity to present my regards and personal greetings to you all as one of the Taekwon‑Do practitioners in the globe. We are all now standing at the juncture to say FAREWELL to the old year 2020. Covid-19 has brought us the unexpected losses and even taken the most precious and loved ones away… read more
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30 Dec 2020
Throughout 2020, the Czech Taekwon‑Do Federation had to deal, like other countries, with many new crisis situations that were directly related to the new global disease COVID-19. First, the federation was forced to postpone and later cancel the 35th European Taekwon‑Do ITF Championships, which were to take place in April in the Czech capital, Prague. Even the shift to August… read more
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23 Dec 2020
On the 11th December 2020, NZ ITF held its annual Inter School Championships in the Hawkes Bay  region at the Pettigrew Green Arena stadium in Taradale. This year was the first to bring special  needs and mainstream together to compete in their respective events. Our emphasis phrase “Unity  in the Community” was important and a big focus to bring all together with and without special … read more
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9 Dec 2020
The BTF are delighted to announce the overwhelming success of the BTF‘s recent online black belt Tul training sessions. Running over three consecutive weekends, with specific sessions bespoke to each Dan grade. This intensive training allowed attendance to train on their respective patterns and techniques in great depth, with 2:30 hours allocated to each grade. The Tul training sessions… read more
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7 Dec 2020
On the Saturday 19th December Grand Master Hwang Ho-Yong and the Czech Taekwon‑Do Federation are making an online seminar for all black belts. The seminar will be streamed on the YouTube channel of Czech ITF Federation The seminar it self will be three hours long and split in two parts. In the first part Grand Master Hwang and his assistants (Master Martin Zámečník and Master… read more
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4 Dec 2020
International Conference Organized by FAAT- NGB ARGENTINA On November 28th, 2020 at 8:00 pm Argentina time, an international conference took place with great success which was organized by the Argentina ITF NGB FAAT.  This event took place virtually and continuing with the training program for all its members the following concepts were part of this module: 1.  Terms to be an Umpire… read more
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10 Nov 2020
On November 7, 2020, the virtual international symposium organized by the A.T.F. and led by G. Master Eduardo Palmisano, President of the NGB and member of the ITF Committee of Judges. More than 280 black belts from Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay participated. The ITF President Prof. Ri Yong Son was specially invited to send a special… read more
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9 Nov 2020
Dear members of the ITF & IMGC, I hope all of you and your family members are safe and in good health even in the public health crisis due to the Covid-19. Today we greet such a meaningful day as the 102nd Birthday of Gen. Choi Hong Hi, the first President of the ITF & IMGC and the Founder of Taekwon‑Do. On this special day, I would like to extend my warm greetings to all the… read more
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29 Oct 2020
On 17th & 18th October 2020 the Republic of Ireland Taekwon‑Do Association hosted a very special International Instructor Course and International Technical Seminar. ITF Grandmaster Francis Barrett IX Dan conducted the event online live via Zoom from Blessington Taekwon‑Do School in County Wicklow. There had been more than 60 attendants from 11  countries. Master Floyd Keane… read more
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20 Oct 2020
September 2020 Issue of Taekwon‑Do Times Magazine I was born in Malaysia on 28 October 1950 in the town of Taiping. I grew up under strict parents and attended school like other kids. I was interested in sports. I represented my school in badminton and football. I was the troop leader of my school's scout movement and a member of the school cadet corps and gymnastics club. My… read more
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19 Oct 2020
Madagacar, Virtual Black Belt Training, Madagascar calls on ITF China and ITF South Africa read more
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21 Aug 2020
This is the report of Nepal ITF 23rd anniversary which we had celebrated some meaningful activities.  I am glad to inform you that “23rd Anniversary of Nepal ITF” was successfully held at Revive Leisure Park Mahalaxmisthan, Lalitpur from 5th August to 6th August 2020. First day of 5th August we provided the food for 63 persons who were very poor and disable people staying together one… read more
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15 Aug 2020
We are happy to inform all ITF members, Sasung has recommenced manufacturing and orders are welcome. For further information, contact your Instructor or National Governing Body (NGB) in your country. ITF HQs read more
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3 Jul 2020
Humanitarian work during Covid-19 pandemic Taekwon‑Do Association of India The COVID-19 pandemic in India is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019.  The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported on 30 January 2020. As of 26 June 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has confirmed a total of 490,401 cases, 285,636 recoveries and 15,301… read more
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2 Jul 2020
2 July 2020: In recognition of World Sports Journalists Day observed annually on July 2nd, ITF President, Professor Ri Yong Son pays tribute to all sports journalists in promoting sports. Facts about the #World #Sports #Journalists #Day: • World Sports Journalists Day was established by the International Sports Press Association (ISPA) in 1994 to mark the 70th anniversary of its… read more
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26 Jun 2020
In times of need Kind donations by Master Graham Moulden and Sabum Rachanok ITF Thailand The setbacks faced by millions around the world as results of the Covid-19 Pandemic are many and varied and the impacts on everyday life devastating. Clearly there have been attempts by Governments to soften the damage by way of financial aid to businesses and individuals and in some cases this aid… read more
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14 Jun 2020
In loving memory of the Founder of Taekwon‑Do, we celebrate the life lived by our beloved General Choi Hong Hi and all he achieved in his lifetime.  May his legacy continue to serve the many millions of people globally through his moral precepts and foundation lift behind. In commemoration of the 18th Memorial Anniversary of the Founder of Taekwon‑Do General Choi Hong Hi, we… read more
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12 May 2020
Grand Masters and Masters, Dear Members, Ladies and Gentlemen, May I take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation to all of you regardless of your affiliated organization for your continuous support and deep attention to the development of Taekwon‑Do worldwide in this unprecedented difficult time. Needless to say, in this situation, our No. 1 priority is given to… read more
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25 Apr 2020
Mrs. Trine Isaksen, wife of Master Christian Isaksen, Dearest Trine, your children and family members, I would like to express my sincere condolences and sympathy to you and your children on the sudden passing of Master Christian Isaksen. I have known Master Christian Isaksen personally for many years. I met him for the first time in 1984 in Sisimiut during the Greenland National… read more
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21 Apr 2020
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. Encouraging our members to practice traditional techniques anywhere at any time and promoting ITF Taekwon&… read more
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16 Apr 2020
Today, 16. 4. 2020 celebrates its 56th birthday President ITF, prof. Ri Yong Son. On behalf of all ITF members from around the world, we wish you good health in your hard work. Happy birthday to you, Mr. President! ITF HQ read more
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12 Apr 2020
Produced in (2019), this was featured on D.P.R.K. National TV. read more
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11 Apr 2020
In celebration of the 65th Naming of Taekwon‑Do, ITF HQ is offering a 20% discount on the digital ITF Condensed Encyclopedia available on Amazon's Kindle platform. Link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QMHVFKG For a limited time period, the reduced price is marked down and available from April 11th. ITF HQ read more
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10 Apr 2020
DAEDO APPROVED ITF EQUIPMENT! Special promotion to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Naming of Taekwon‑Do On-line orders: 20% discount on Daedo ITF section www.daedo.com/gb/ITF NGB orders: 10% discount on orders places by email to marketing@daedo.com. Minimum order amount  300€. Promotion valid from April 11 through May 11, 2020. read more
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10 Apr 2020
Dear NGB Representatives, Grand Masters, and Masters, Over the last two years, we have been working saliently to convert the ITF Condensed Taekwon‑Do Encyclopedia into a digital version, now available on the Amazon Kindle platform. The decision came in a pledge to afford ITF members a digital version that can complement their modern lifestyles. Available for order globally on the… read more
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8 Apr 2020
ITF EB Members and NGB Representatives, ITF Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and Practitioners, All Taekwon‑Do colleagues and related people, Dear Members, I, on behalf of the International Taekwon‑Do Federation, would like to extend my warm congratulations to all the Taekwon‑Doists and related people of the entire world on the specific occasion of the 65th… read more
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18 Mar 2020
Esteemed ITF EB Members, Continental Federation Presidents, NGB Representatives, Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and Practitioner, On this occasion, marking the 54th commemoration and formation of the International Taekwon‑Do Federation (I.T.F.), we pay tribute to our Legendary Founder Gen. Choi Hong Hi. The 22nd March 1966 ushered in a new era in Taekwon‑Do with the… read more
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16 Mar 2020
Under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with Xi Jinping , the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee at the core, the Chinese people are fearless of any dangers and difficulties, have shown outstanding wisdom, and have taken many active and effective measures in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 that has been raging in China for nearly three months.… read more
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9 Mar 2020
Dear ITF Members, In light of the increasing concern related to the evolving coronavirus outbreak, it is important that athletes and officials that are preparing for internationally sanctioned ITF events stay informed and understand how to best protect themselves from illness. This update is informed by information collated from the World Health Organization (WHO) and includes direct… read more
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28 Feb 2020
The first ITF event of the New Year, took place in Pafos Cyprus on January 18-19, 2020. An International Technical Seminar with GM Hwang Ho Yong, ITF Senior Vice President and Chairman of the ITF’s Technical & Education Committee. The seminar is being organized every year at the end of January or beginning of February, in the beautiful city of Paphos, in Cyprus. It became an institution… read more
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6 Feb 2020
Staged in Thessaloniki, a city located in Central Macedonia, Greece; a three-day International Course for European Umpires and Coaches was conducted recently from Friday 31st of January to Sunday 2nd of February, 2020. Approved by ITF and organised under the umbrella of EITF, the course was conducted by the EITF President and Deputy Chairman of the ITF Umpire Committee Grandmaster… read more

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