International Taekwon‑Do Federation

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22 Sep 2020
The beginning of Taekwon‑Do in Hong Kong dates back to 1966, when Grand Master Kim Bok Man who had just retired from the army introduced the Korean martial arts in; sometimes called Korean Karate back then, In 1967, General Choi Hong Hi sent a couple of experienced instructors to Hong Kong to facilitate the training, that included Grand Master Nam Tae Hi, Grand Master Han Cha Kyo,… read more
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10 Sep 2020
Growing up with my siblings who had been already receiving different forms of martial arts training, it was inevitable to get myself into Taekwon‑Do at a young age in order to survive those fierce fights, as well as to become stronger. Since then, I have developed a great passion for Taekwon‑Do. Driven by the zeal and my music teacher’s encouragement, I established a Taekwon… read more
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28 Aug 2020
My love for General Choi Hong Hi and passion for ITF GM Adolfo Villanueva Argentina I received my 9th Dan in 2009. Currently, I am the Vice-President of ITF in America, President of FAAT (Federation of the Argentinian Associations of Taekwon‑Do), and Director of the South American School; a school that I founded and I have represented since 2003. I have been involved in TKD for 53… read more
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28 Jul 2020
In 1989, General Choi Hong Hi introduced gave an impetus to the development of the Taekwondo ITF in Uzbekistan. There were several seminars led by Choi Hong Hi. General Choi Hong Hi has led several seminars that brought built the momentum to flourish Taekwon‑Do especially in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Tashkent became the center of Taekwon‑Do for the countries of… read more
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2 Jul 2020
My interest in sports was unlocked when I was in my primary school.   From board to ball games, and all available sports that can be played at home and school—I tried them all.             I was then a kind of person who easily gives up whenever I knew that someone is better than me in my field of interest.  I always feel insecure and my self-confidence falls at rock bottom.            … read more
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29 Jun 2020
A History Maker of Nepali Martial Art Society Written by: Gham Bahadur Thapa History is important and all people have their own histories and life stories. The seeds sown in history can be found in the plants today. Mr. Krishna Bahadur Balal is a well-known and popular personality in the Nepali sports society and in the international Taekwon‑Do field. Mr. Krishna Bahadur Balal… read more
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17 Jun 2020
Mastering Sports with Moral Culture For many people like myself, Taekwon‑Do is not so much a hobby, as it is a guiding principle of morality, of self-improvement, and a way of understanding the limits of one’s physical and mental capabilities. It is an artform and a lifestyle that I have dedicated myself to for over 43 years. To honour the 65th year of the naming of Taekwon‑… read more
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2 Jun 2020
60th Birthday Interview (2016) Taekwon‑Do ITF Grandmaster and Professor Hwang Ho Yong has been among the most important personalities of Czech martial arts for decades. Ever since his arrival in Prague in 1987, students, not only Czech, have had the opportunity to learn the Korean martial art directly from the source and to be students of the world’s leading Taekwon‑Do… read more
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16 May 2020
Occasions with Gen. Choi Hong Hi The first time I met Gen. Choi was in 1994 during the 9th World Championship in Malaysia, when I was still a school girl. It was only in 1999, I got the opportunity to attend his international seminar.  I was really very surprised to see how energetic an 81 year old man at that time. In 2000, it was an unforgettable proud moment for me when Gen. Choi… read more
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27 Apr 2020
ITF Malaysia – Fond Memories – Gen. Choi Hong Hi Gen Choi Hong Hi was the Korean Ambassador to Malaysia from 1962 till 1964. He further developed Taekwon‑Do during his stay in Malaysia and had always regarded Malaysia as the “2nd Home of Taekwon‑Do.” I remembered during the late 60s till 1971, almost every instructor who Gen Choi delegated to teach in other countries have to transit in… read more
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17 Apr 2020
Promotion to 7th Degree I, the President of the British Isles Taekwon‑do Federation  had the greatest  Honour in having the Founder of Taekwon‑do General Choi Hong Hi come to his home town to conduct an IIC for his students and Instructors. I  was promoted to 7th Degree Master by General Choi Hong Hi on the last day of the Seminar ( August 2nd 1998). The Seminar was held at the local… read more