16 years endeavor!
On January 22, 2018, the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation signed an order No. 49 "On the recognition and Inclusion in the All-Russian Register of Sports and Sports disciplines and changes in the All-Russian Register of Sports" .
The order passed the registration in the Ministry of Justice of Russia to be ratified, on February 13, 2018, under No. 50028.
The ITF Taekwondo is now recognized then as a sport under the code number 1020001411Ya.
THE 7th INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL
The 20th Taekwon-Do World Championship
The XIII Panam TAEKWON-DO Games
held in Termas de Rio Hondo -Argentina 2017 under the participation of 1238 competitors from 20 countries. Ever first Original ITF historical Games in the American Continent, 36 GMs and Msts joined the event along with 180 Umpires who officiated 14 Competitions Rings during 6th, 7th and 8th October 2017.
Following is the Final Classification of countries:
1st Argentina, 2nd Chile, 3rd Puerto Rico-Peru, 4th Bolivia- Paraguay, 5th Colombia, 6th USA, 7th México, 8th Uruguay, 9th Honduras, 10th Brazil, 11th Nicaragua, 12th Canada, 13th Guatemala, 14th Grenada, 15th Trinidad and Tobago
The Congress Panam TAEKWON-DO ITF Council took place at the “Hotel Amerian” on 7th October 2017.
From the ITF Vice President and Chairman of the ITF Consultative Council, Prof. Dato Dr. GM Leong Wai Meng.
To All ITF NGBs
On 1st July 2017 United Kingdom Taekwon-Do Association (UKTA) hosted a seminar for over 240 participants, including 15 Grandmasters and Masters, from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Serbia and Netherlands to celebrate 50 years of Taekwon-Do in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the IOC at the ITF Demonstration Performance in Muju, South Korea
Prof. Dato Dr. Grand Master Leong Wai Meng
ITF Vice President
Chairman of ITF Consultative Council
Dear Grand Masters, Masters, NGB Presidents & members,
Re: Why all NGBs must send competitors and/or representative(s) to the ITF World Championship in Pyongyang, DPR Korea in September.
ITF – WTF negotiations at IOC HQ in Switzerland
The ITF and WTF leadership met and negotiated at the IOC HQ two months ago, with the IOC President as arbitrator. The outcome was successful with the ITF and WTF agreeing to joint participation in the Olympic, recognising each others Dan certificates, etc. WTF invites ITF leaders to visit their world championships in Muju, South Korea in July 2017. ITF invites WTF leaders to their world champiosnhips in Pyongyang, DPR Korea in September 2017. … READ MORE
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2017 WTF WCs MuJu Korea
The International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) was formed in Seoul Korea on March 22, 1966. It is said that this marked the first time in history that Korea was home to the headquarters for any international organization. When the ITF was founded, it was comprised of nine countries and quickly grew in number. Today well over 100 nations around the world have official governing bodies of the ITF. ...
ITF Demonstration team in Muju, South Korea
The demonstrations made by the Taekwon-Do ITF demonstration team in Muju, Kuki-Seoul City Hall enjoyed great support from viewers, which was great to see. Personally, IOC President Thomas Bach attended part of the meetings and gave his support for the agreements.
The agreement will be signed between the two international federations officially in September, when in Pyongyang will be the Taekwon-Do ITF World Championship, where the Taekwon-Do WTF demonstration team will join, headed by the President of the World Federation.
Master Mario Bogdanov
ITF Vice-president, EITF Vice-president, President Bulgarian Taekwon-Do ITF Federation
BULGARIA, Blagoevgrad 2700, 5 G. Izmirliev Square.
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ITF Demonstration Team performed at the Kukkiwon
ITF Demonstration Team headed by Prof. Mst. Ri Yong Son in South Korea
Letter from International Taekwon-Do Federation President Prof. RI YONG SON
THE TALKS HELD BETWEEN ITF AND WTF
The talks between the ITF President Prof. RI Yong Son and the WTF President Dr. CHOUE Chungwon have taken place in the friendly atmosphere in Lausanne, Switzerland on 3 May 2017.
THE 20th TAEKWON-DO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
PYONGYANG, DPR KOREA
from the 14th to 21st September, 2017
Zhakieva Zulfiya Bolatonova
was born on May 4 1984 in the City of Semey, East Kazakhstan region. Engaged in Taekwon-Do for more than 13 years, she is a black belt holder III Dan. She received the Award of Master of Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Three times Champion of Kazakhstan, she participated in the World Championships in Greece in 2003 and in Australia in 2005, where she took 3rd place in Tula.
She also took part in the World Championship in Slovenia in 2007 though she knew that she would die shortly after the event as she was suffering from leukemia.
EITF President’s Report from European Championships 2017
Dear Grandmasters, Masters, Presidents of NGB’s and EITF Members,
I am very pleased to report to you all that this year’s European Championships was a huge success. I was personally very pleased that I was supported by our ITF President, Prof. Ri Yong Son throughout the Championships, showing a close working relationship between EITF and ITF, demonstrated that we all one family. READ MORE
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Dropbox Folder with Pictures and videos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ab9h79vegg0rr32/AACp5OTQIGcafFA_i7yeWUo6a?dl=0
Fund Raising Page through www. GivenGain.org: https://www.givengain.com/cc/TheFeniasClaudioProject/
Facebook Official Cause Page: https://www.facebook.com/thefeniasclaudioproject/
Media Coverage: SundayWorld Newspaper article: http://www.sundayworld.co.za/lifestyle/2016/07/07/...
Live Video of Fenias competing at the 2016 African Championships (1st Dan Tul): https://www.facebook.com/ITFSouthAfrica/videos/1012709695445392/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
Lausanne, 15 March 2017 - The Athlete voice, compliance and whistleblowing were three leading themes to emerge from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) 13th Annual Symposium held this week at the SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Convened from 13-15 March under the theme ‘Tackling our Challenges and Strengthening the Future of Clean Sport’. The agency welcomed a record number of delegations over 740 delegates from around the world. ...
Ad-Hoc meeting held in Vienna
An ever first Ad-Hoc meeting was held in Vienna, Austria from the 8th to the 10th December at the meeting room of ITF Headquarters.
The Meeting was initiated by Prof. Mst. Ri Yong Son, ITF President at the Enlarged Executive Board Meeting held in Pyongyang in June of this year during the festivities of 50th anniversary of the Foundation of ITF, legacy of our beloved General Choi Hong Hi.
GM. Adolfo J. Villanueva in Public Hospitals.
GM. Adolfo J. Villanueva renders his visit to the children interned in Public Hospitals with Taekwon-Do instructors and teachers Tucumanos. This rewarding experience is deeply inspired by this feeling of social well-being in its solidarity, incarnation of our ITF real values far from being a simple example.
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.
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.
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