International Taekwon‑Do Federation

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Dear ITF EB members and Chairpersons of ITF Standing Committee Dear ITF NGB Representatives Dear ITF Grand Masters, Masters and Instructors Dear Taekwon‑Doists and the family members of the ITF Dear all, Now we are seeing out the year 2019 which recorded a new landmark in the history of Taekwon‑Do and in the hopeful New Year 2020. The year 2019 was a meaningful year with distinguished traces in the history of the ITF. The 27th ITF Congress and the 21st ITF Taekwon‑Do  World championship were held with a great success under the active participation and positive efforts of all the ITF Taekwon‑Doists, through which a new ITF leadership was formed for further strengthening and developing… read more
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Today we commemorate the 101st birthday of the Legendary Founder of Gen. Choi Hong Hi, who was born on November 9th, 1918. On the occasion of this special day, we come to cherish those unforgettable days spent with Gen. Choi Hong Hi including running seminars and it is without a doubt that his words still echo in our minds when even we step into the dojang. We recall the great… read more
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The 8th IMGC Games will be held in Italy from 30 October to 3rd November, 2019. The International Martial Art Games Committee is a non-governmental and non-profit international martial art organization contributing to Martial Art Sports, on educational, scientific and technical levels through the international and regional martial art events. The International Martial Art Games… read more
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Plovdiv City of Bulgaria, European Cultural Capital for 2019 hosted the 21st ITF Taekwon‑Do World Championship putting another new milestone for the promotion of original Taekwon‑Do all over the world. The City, proud of long history of its tradition reserved unparallel generosity and jealous hospitality to all the participants who came in this lovely land from different… read more
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The international Technical Seminar was held between 23th-24th Aug.2019 during the ITF 21st Taekwon‑Do Championships held from 23th to 30th Aug.2019 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, conducted by Prof.Grand Master Hwang Ho Yong, ITF Senior-Vice President and ITF Technical and Educational Committee Chairman. There had attended a total number of 80 of Umpires, black belt holders, including the… read more
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For some time now, the International Taekwon‑Do Federation (ITF) and World Taekwondo (WT) have come closer together. The two governing bodies of Taekwondo signed a Protocol of Accord and held several joint demonstrations, most notably at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and this year at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.… read more
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Dear ITF Friends and esteemed Colleagues,  We are elated with joy that we can share we have moved ahead and began, as of this week, to build Bsb Fenias Cláudio's prosthetic leg. While we are still $4,000 away from reaching our needed budget target, the International Taekwon‑Do Federation of South Africa (ITFSA) has stepped in to temporarily cover accommodation, food and… read more
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... Dear Grand Masters and Masters, Dear ITF Leadership, Dear NGB's and participants, It is a great pleasure once again to welcome the Taekwon–Do ITF elite in the city of Plovdiv.I am looking forward to meeting you all at the biggest ITF event and I hope that you and your members will enjoy a pleasant and unforgettable experience in Bulgaria, one which we can all be proud of and… read more
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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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April 11th, 2019 is the 64th anniversary day of the naming of “Taekwon‑Do” by Gen. Choi Hong Hi. Celebrating this day, we are all in missing for Gen. Choi Hong Hi, our father and teacher, and our hearts are in a full determination to implement and complete his last words and remain loyal to his valuable legacy to the end. On this meaningful day, there is a historical Joint… read more
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April 6th, 2019 was a historic and significant day for the International Taekwon‑Do Federation and World Taekwondo. As planned, the WT Delegation headed by Dr. Chungwon Choue, President of World Taekwondo paid a visit to the ITF Headquarters in Vienna, Austria and held friendly talks with Prof. Ri Yong Son, the ITF President. WT delegation was warmly welcomed to their ever-first… read more
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Distinguished ITF EB members, Dear NGB Representatives and Grand Masters and Masters, Dear ITF Members, Taekwon‑Do artists and practitioners, As the glorious year of 2018 comes to a close, we now welcome the New Year 2019 with great hopes. Availing this opportunity, I would like to send my sincerest New Year greetings to the Vice-Presidents and EB member of the ITF, the… read more
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An Agreement between ITF & WT was adopted on the 2nd November 2018 in Pyongyang, DPR of Korea following the bilateral consultations with regards to the integration between two Federations. Prof. Ri Yong Son, President of International Taekwon‑Do Federation and Dr. Chungwon CHOUE, President of World Taekwon‑do ratified the given Agreement.  The signing ceremony was honoured… read more
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Distinguished ITF EB members, Grand Masters and Masters, NGB Representatives, Dear Members, We are now seeing out the old year 2017 in which we recorded a meaningful chapter in the history of the ITF and seeing in the hopeful and significant NEW YEAR 2018. The year 2017 was impressive to all Taekwon‑Doists across the planet and remained in our minds as a historical year full of… read more
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Dear President. Availing myself to this opportunity, I would like to express my thanks for the invitation of ITF Officials and ITF Demonstration Team to 2017 WTF World Taekwon‑Do Championships in Muju that you extended following our meeting on the 3rd May 2017 in Lausanne in the framework of the execution of the Protocol of Accord so ratified in Nanjing between the World Taekwon&… read more
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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. On the basis of the common understandings that both sides are recognized as the International bodies to govern the worldwide activities relating to the Taekwon‑Do, both Presidents profoundly shared the… read more
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CONGRATULATIONS On my behalf as the President of ITF, I hereby would like to congratulate all ITF family members in celebration on the specific occasion of this historical day, 22nd March, when ITF had been founded by late Gen. Choi Hong Hi exactly 51 years ago. May I take this opportunity to express our hearty thanks and gratitude to Mrs. Choi Chun Hi, the Widow of late Gen. Choi… read more
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Dear Members, A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year 2017! We are just in the moment to say GOOD-BYE to the year 2016. May I take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt THANKS and GRATITUDES to all the members including the Grand Masters and Masters for your tremendous contributions and dedications to further evolution and worldwide promotion of the original Taekwon‑Do in the… read more