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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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






Sept. 15th-21st, 2017





Circulation's letter (UC 2017)

Umpire candidate's form

20th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championship


from the 14th to 21st September, 2017

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

Feniias Claudio Presentation


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Live Video of Fenias competing at the 2016 African Championships (1st Dan Tul): 



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. ...

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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.

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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.                                                                                                 READ MORE

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