16TH SOUTH & WEST INDIA ITF Taekwon-Do Championship 

The “16TH SOUTH & WEST INDIA ITF Taekwon-Do Championship”  was held successfully at CHAMUNDI VIHAR INDOOR STADIUM, MYSURU from 19th to 21 July 2019.

The event witnessed a total participation of 563 members including the officials from 8 States of India.  Many Government and Business fraternity of Mysore and Karnataka State blessed the event.



The FIRST PLACE was awarded to KARNATAKA followed by KERALA and GOA.



GM. Rios Olivero in Guatemala

Amazing news from Latvian Republic!

 After long and hard works following numerous meetings in National Olympic Committee, National Council of Sports Federations, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Cabinet of Ministers and National Sports Council,  Latvian Taekwon-Do Federation (Latvijas Tekvon-Do federācija) headed by its President, Master Vjacheslav Semenkov, received  as of 20th of June 2019 from Sports Government of Latvian Republic the Certificate of Affiliations

Latvian Taekwon-Do Federation (Latvijas Tekvon-Do federācija) received then an exclusive rights to lead and coordinate the development of this martial arts fully exercising complete legality to represent Latvian Republic in any International ITF events. 

On 5th of June 2019, H.E. Mr. Arturs Krishyanis Karinsh, the Prime Minister of Latvian Republic personally led the meeting of Latvian National Sport Council under the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia where was invited Master Vjacheslav Semenkov, President of Latvian Taekwon-Do Federation and declared to consider and recognize Taekwon-Do ITF as a separate and official sport in Latvia.



ITF recent event in the Philippines

30th North & East India Invitational ITF Taekwon-Do Championship

The “30th North & East India Invitational ITF Taekwon-Do Championship” was concluded successfully at “INFINITY RESORT, JIM CORBETT, UTTARAKHAND” on 30th May 2019. 

381 players including officials from 8 States of India took part in the DAY AND NIGHT event which was organized for the first time in a FIVE STAR RESORT.


Grand Prix Zvornik 2019

 The International Tournament "Grand Prix Zvornik 2019" was held in Zvornik in Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 25th 2019. 

300 competitors from 14 countries were present at the tournament.






 The ITF International Umpire Course was held from 24 May (Friday) to 26 May (Sunday), 2019 in Danum 4 & 5, Level 5 at Imperial Hotel located along Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.  The Course was conducted by Prof Dato Dr Grandmaster Leong Wai Meng (Vice President of International Taekwon-Do Federation and Chairman of ITF Umpire Committee) and Master Kim Jong Chol (8th Dan and Deputy Chairman of ITF Umpire Committee) of DPR Korea. They were assisted by former World Champion from DPR Korea, Master Kim Yong Gun (8th Dan). Master Kim Yong Gun is currently the Assistant Coach of the national team of DPR Korea. ...







The “Baltic Cup A-Class Games” held in Tallinn, Estonia 

The “Baltic Cup A-Class Games” have successfully been held in Tallinn, the Capital City of Estonia, on 11-12 May 2019. More than 400 athletes and umpires from 19 Clubs in Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia and Finland attended this Games and Prof. RI Yong Son, the ITF President, and ...

ITF President visits the Far East Region, Russia 

Prof. RI Yong Son, the ITF President, paid the visit to the Far East Region, Russia, including Vladivostok on the 1st-7th May 2019 on the invitation of Master Nasriddin S. Talipov, the President of Taekwon-Do Federation of Far East Region. ...


This inaugural event was held successfully on 29-31 March 2019 at the Management & Science University in Selangor Malaysia. 

Hosted by ITF Selangor in co-operation with ITF Malaysia and supported by the Ministry Of Youth 


Taekwon-Do Technical Seminar in the City of Brasilia 

GM. Adolfo J. Villanueva conducted a Technical Seminar at the city of Brasilia, the Capital of Brazil. His knowledge,  dedication and values in the promotion of Taekwon-Do amazed all participants.  The authorities  from the State of Ceará and State of Bahia honoured with their presence the presentation ceremony of a 

Plaque to the Dojang Chon-ji established at the city of Salvador, Capital of Bahia.

Great event

 A great event was organized in the City of Tucumán Argentina on the 8th ,9th and 10th of March with great success. 

The National and International Instructors Courses were carried out with the presence of 500 instructors and black belts from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Bolivia. The organization was in charge of FAAT -Federation of Argentine Associations of Taekwon-Do ITF with the leadership of GM. ADOLFO VILLANUEVA and GM. OSVALDO RÍOS OLIVERO and all the

 Master Members during three intense days at the

 University of Physical Education and in the Health Center Hospital which were followed by the FAAT National Congress under the attendance of 800 members at the theatre of San Martín .


Haitian Federation of Taekwon-Do ITF at the Grand opening of the youth sports games

The 16th National ITF Taekwon-Do Championship of Afghanistan

Over 120 Taekwon-Do athletes from four provinces Kabul, Herat, Badakhshan and Balkh took part at the 16th National Taekwon-Do ITF Championship of Afghanistan held on 17th-18th of Jan 2019. 

Due to unstable and risky situation in the country, AANTA representatives from other provinces of Afghanistan could not participate. 

The competition was held at Dashta Barchi modern sport hall with a very positive impression on all the attendees.

The Championship was organized by All Afghanistan National Taekwon-Do Association ITF. The competitors presented as always a very good technical skills, especially in the sparring category of children. Medals, Cups and Certificates were awarded to all winners, Umpires, Referees and Coaches.

ITF Taekwon-Do National Umpire Course  


All Afghanistan National Taekwon-Do Association’s National Umpire Course was conducted by Sabum Mohammad Maruf Sharifzada AANTA President and Chairman of Umpire Committee AANTA on 17th January 2019 at the Headquarters of AANTA in Kabul, Afghanistan under the participation of more than 30 relevant umpires.  


 Dr. Master Rajendran Balan, ITF EB Member & President-SATF along with the Indian Team consisting of Master Abdurahiman and Sabum Pradeep Janardhana visited Sri Lanka on the request of Prof. Dr. Dato. GM. Leong Wai Meng, Vice-President of ITF. ...

Singapore Invitational Championships

Bringing Singapore Taekwon-Do to greater heights  

Imagine a sport where children as young as 6 compete alongside adults in their 40s. Far from being sedentary, these children threw kicks and punches, like the adults. They showed an international panel of judges and umpires just why they should win a medal at the 2018 International Taekwon-Do Federation (I.T.F.) Singapore Invitational Championships. ...

15th South & West India ITF Taekwon-Do Sub-Junior, Junior, Senior and Veteran Chamionships  

The 15th South & West India ITF Taekwon-Do Sub-Junior,Junior,Senior and Veteran Chamionships were held successfully at V.K. Krishna Menon Indoor Stadium, Kozhikhode, Kerala from 19th to 21st October 2018. The Championships recorded 460 Taekwon-Do players from 7 South & Western States of India who competed in Individual Sparring, Individual Tuls, Team Tuls, Team Sparring and Self-Defence Routine events. Lots of VIPs and Government Officials honoured the event with their presence. The event was organized by “United Taekwon-Do Association of Kerala” which is affiliated to “The Taekwon-Do Association of India (ITF), NEW DELHI”, the sole representative of “The International Taekwon-Do Federation”, Vienna, Austria.

66th National ITF Taekwon-Do Technical Seminar

The 66th National ITF Taekwon-Do Technical Seminar was held successfully at Thyagraj Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on 13th & 14th October 2018.  

The Seminar witnessed students from various parts of Delhi.

The event was organized by “TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION OF DELHI” which is affiliated to “TAEKWON-DO ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (ITF)”, sole representative of “INTERNATIONAL TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION” Vienna, Austria. 

1418 students (640-White Belts to Yellow Stripes), (398-Yellow to Green Stripes) and (380-Green Belts to Black Belts) besides 100 ITF Black Belt Instructors from all over Delhi and surrounding areas participated in the event.



The general medallion is as following; 1.HONDURAS 2.EL SALVADOR 3.NICARAGUA 4.GUATEMALA. 5.COSTA RICA,

6th Black Belt National Physical Seminar & Technical Seminar and 1st National Coach Course

The 6th Black Belt National Physical Seminar & Technical Seminar and the 1st National Coach Course were held at Don Bosco School, Panaji, Goa from 28th September to 01st October 2018 to be concluded with success under the participation of total 245 students and 117 black belts from over 20 States of India.

Technical Seminar 1st ever  after Gen.Choi‘s time


In Vienna, Austria, 21-23 September, there had been held an International Instructor Course and  an International Technical Seminar conducted by Grand Master Hwang Ho Yong, organized by Austrian National Taekwon-do Federation with president Sabum Dalibor Medic as NGB President. 

This is the first International Instructor Course and International Technical Seminar held in Vienna since the time of General

Choi Hong Hi. 



Those instructor course participants were happy to attend this course at the Dojang in ITF HQs building where our beloved Gen.Choi had used to give seminar. There were more than 60 participants from several countries such as from UK, USA, Netherlands, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Cyprus, Spain, Belgium and Czech Republic. At the end of the International Instructor Course, Grand Master Hwang Ho Yong gave a test for those International Instructor candidates. International Technical Seminar was organized in Sports Hall where Sabum Nim Dalibor Medic has his Dojang. After International Instructor Course and International Technical Seminar there had been tests for International Instructor qualification and Dan promotion by Grand Master Hwang Ho Yong. Sabum Dalibor Medic, one of the pioneers of ITF in Austria, made a good job to have arranged a good preparation of this successful course and seminar. On this occasion, ANTF would like to express a sincere thanks to all participants and wish to hold a regular International Instructor Course and International Technical Seminar here in Vienna where ITF HQs is situated and it cherishes Gen.Choi’s activity legacy.

Nepal ITF celebrated its 21st anniversary in Kathmandu on 7th August 2018.

Mr. Chauchi Dangol and Mr. Rubika Khadka were awarded as best Players of the Year. Sabum Ashish Karki was awarded as the best instructor of the Year. NITF Founder/Former President Sabum Raj Kumar Thapa, NITF Vice-President Kalpadip Rai, NITF Secretary General Sabum Anju Rawat and NITF 

Executive Committee Board member Sabum Kishor Barun were honoured during the event under the presence of Deputy Prime Minister  Honorable Top Bahadur Rayamajhi.

The 6th South Asian Invitational International Taekwon-Do championship

The 6th South Asian Invitational International Taekwon-Do Championship was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 13- 15 July 2018. ...

International Olympic Day Celebration

The National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan and Its President celebrated International Olympic Day on 23rd June 

2018 in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

All Afghanistan National Taekwon-Do Association ITF joined this event with  demonstrations of team Tuls and Self-Defence Routines in front of thousands athletes affiliated in NOC Afghanistan, NOC President and NOC Board of Directors. Local Media marked this event in its breaking news.

International Competition “Grand Prix Zvornik 2018”

From May 25-27, 2018, the International Competition “Grand Prix Zvornik 2018” in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Zvornik. 

The Tournament was attended by representatives from 13 countries (30 clubs and 250 competitors and over 400 applications.) along with ITF notorious figures such as GM. Kim Ung Chol, ITF Tournament Standing Committee Chair,  Master Mario Bogdanov, ITF Vice -President and Master Ruggiero Lanotte,  EITF  Vice-President of and other Presidents of ITF NGBs. The Tournament was assisted by the administration authorities of the city of Zvornik. In addition to all the results achieved, the Award of “the Best of the Bests” for men competitions was won by Bulgarian competitor Shau Rami and for women, by Czech competitor Katrine Gemkova.

29th North & East India Sub-Junior/Junior/Adult/Veteran Invitational ITF Taekwon-do Championships

 The Championships were held from 25th to 27th May 2018 to be concluded with a real success. 

422 players including officials from 11 States of India took part in the event.  

ITF Instructor Course & ITF International Technical Seminar


in Prague, Czech Republic


on 17th-20th May 2018.

ITF Taekwon-Do Championship HONDURAS 2018


The ITF Taekwon-Do Championship HONDURAS 2018 took place on April 14th  and 15th  in Tegucigalpa, M.D.C. Honduras.

10th General Choi Hong Hi's Memorial National ITF Championship

 Nepal International Taekwon-Do Federation (Nepal ITF) has successfully concluded the 10th General Choi Hong Hi's Memorial National ITF Championship in Lalbandi, Sarlahi on 18th -19th April, 2018. Were attended in the Championship 250 selected  players from 5 regions including Nepal Army ITF teams and Nepal Armed  Police Force ITF teams along with former Prime Minister, Senior leader of Nepal, Honorable Madhav Kumar Nepal, Parliament members, Nepal Army officials, Nepal

Police officials and President of Nepal ITF  Sabum Anjan Dhamala as well as  Nepal ITF, executive committee members. The Championship was organized under the leadership of Nepal ITF executive Committee board member Mr, Prabhunarayan Shiwakoti   


Göteborgs Open Championship


The Championship was organized by Göteborgs TK-D club and Taekwon-Do Sweden last weekend, 24/3, in Göteborg, Sweden.

There were approximately 120 participants from Greenland, Serbia and Sweden. The Championship, started at 10.00 AM ended at 17.00 PM including Tul, Matsoki, Special Techniques and Power Breaking. It was a real success.


Final Standings

Symkent Open ITF Championship in Kazakhstan

Held on 24th -25th March 2018 in Symkent, Southern City of the country, the event recorded more than 500 competitors, umpires, and coaches all comprised from 12 major cities of the hosting country, Novosibirsk and Saint-Petersburg of Russia, Kirghizstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The event was a great success.

The 6th South Asian & Open Taekwondo Championships

Dear Respected  President, Secretary General, Masters, Instructors, 

South Asian ITF NGBs, South Asian ITF region.

Warm Greetings,

I would like to inform you on behalf of Nepal ITF all the details of the 6th SATC prepared by the latter that you can find out in the attachment files. ... READ MORE







Czech OPEN 2018

On March 17-18, 2018, the Czech Open in Nymburk, the Czech Republic was concluded with great success.


General information







19-27 August 2018





Mst. Hong Jong Hyon’s

Taekwon-Do Training Course

in Germany


ITF activities in



The SEATF Congress


The 2nd Congress of South-East Asia Taekwon-Do Federation was held in Siem Rim, Cambodia on 8th-10th March 2018.

Attended by Presidents and Representatives of National Governing Bodies from Malaysia, Singapour, Indonesia, Phillippines, Thailand and Cambodia, the Congress disscussed about the likelihood of the inclusion of our Taekwon-Do in SEA Olympic Games to be held in 2023, in Cambodia. The Congress summarized also the reports of activities of ITF NGBs of the region. The regional TV and media largely covered the success of the Congress.

ITF Taekwon-Do demonstration performance

ITF Taekwon-Do demonstration performance took place at Build Bright University in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 9th March 2018. The event was honored by the presence of the Rector of the University along with all the participants of SOUTH-EAST Taekwon-Do Federation’s Congress. 

The performance gave birth to Taekwon-Do Club of the University.

ITF 25th Mongolia National Taekwon-Do Championship


The event coincided with 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and DPR of Korea.

Held on 7th-9th February 2018, the event was honored by the presence of high ranking people from Mongolian Government along with H.E. Mr. O Sung Ho, ambassador of DPR of Korea in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Ambassador and the advisor of President of Mongolia presented respectively congratulatory speech at the opening ceremony followed by the hoisting of the national colors of two countries. More than 400 practitioners from 18 Taekwon-Do clubs competed  in different disciplines; Pattern, Sparring, Power & Self-Defense routine. The event was a real success.

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