The Board of Directors of the ITF is aware of the rumors circulating
about a “reunification” plan that would merge the group of Mr. Chang
Ung with the ITF and that an unsigned, unattributed announcement was
sent to the TKD Times and the Totally TKD magazines who have posted it
on their Websites.
The purpose of this document is to set the record straight:
- Following an approach by representatives of the group of Mr. Chang
Ung, the ITF Board of Directors did agree that Master Juan Ferrando,
Vice-President and Chair of the Welcome Committee, and Master Willem
Jacob Bos, Secretary-General, could participate in a preliminary meeting
in order to discover their intentions.
- Last week, Grand Master Trân Triêu Quân, President of the ITF, did
authorize our lawyer in Vienna to agree that the court proceedings
against the group of Mr. Chang Ung would be suspended temporarily (for a
period of three months).
- The ITF Board of Directors has not entered into any “reunification”
agreement with the group of Mr. Chang Ung. In fact, any such agreement
would require approval by the ITF Congress, because it would have
serious consequences for the ITF and its members and would necessitate
an amendment to the ITF Constitution.
The ITF Communications Committee