International Taekwon‑Do Federation
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 establishment of the I.T.F. which developed so rapidly that today we have a global community of over 60 million practitioners across five continents.
As our beloved art continues to move into the 21st century, today we continue to honour the strong, founding principles of moral culture and achievements of philosophy from which Taekwon‑Do was cast. The very essence of I.T.F. continues to develop in the encouragement of self-confidence and morality through physical and psychological strength.
Reflecting on the achievements made over the last 24 months for Gen.Choi, we look forward with determination in remaining true to Gen. Choi Hong Hi’s teachings and his last words as we strive to build I.T.F. Taekwon‑Do into a continued global force for common brotherhood.
Yours in Taekwon‑Do,
International Taekwon‑Do Federation Head Quarters