Dear Members and Visitors

The 78th IIC took place in Tralee, Co. Kerry Ireland on the weekend of the 25th - 27th of January 2013 hosted by the Irish Taekwon-Do Association. The IIC was a great success with 130 black belts from 15 countries; Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, England, Norway, Scotland, Finland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Russia, and Belgium. There was over half of the course from 4th Dan and above including 10 Masters; eight 7th Dan and two 8th Dan. The course was conducted by the ITF technical committee; Grandmaster Marano, Grandmaster Bos and Grandmaster Lan. 



The course was run under a new format which meant extra hours of training and contact for all participants and the feedback from all participants on the course was very positive about the content. The Grandmasters arrived on Thursday and were greeted in the town council chambers by local government officials and the mayor. The Grandmasters were presented with a beautiful certificate to mark their visit.


The IIC commenced on Friday and the Grandmasters were lead into the hall by a piper, which added to the atmosphere and occasion of the event. Over the 3 days the the IIC was mainly divided into 2 groups; one group for 1st - 3rd Dan and the other for 4th dan above, in two separate rooms. This meant the Grandmasters could cover more material with all participants. The Grandmasters covered all aspects of ITF Taekwon-Do including; patterns up to Tong-il in great detail, fundamental movements, free sparring, traditional sparring, step-sparring, self defence, flexibility and warm-up exercises. There was also time for the group for 4th Dan and above to have discussions on topics such as the structure of their schools, gradings and syllabus, and also how to teach different aspects of the Taekwon-Do syllabus. The Grandmasters were in excellent form; Grandmaster Bos was inspirational with the atmosphere he creates in his classes, excellent exercises for flexibility, warm-up exercises, exercises for preparation for specific classes for kicking, patterns and sparring, participants got many new and imaginative ideas for the teaching of their classes from his sessions. Grandmaster Lan showed wonderful ability especially in the areas of free sparring and self defence, with excellent progressions to develop technique and ability in these areas. Grandmaster Marano again showed why he is the chairman of the technical committee, his knowledge on the ITF patterns is superb, participants were amazed at his ability to explain all techniques and reference the encyclopaedia by page and photograph and his ability to fix errors and explain the applications and details of all movements. Participants were very happy with the sessions on the patterns as the grandmasters did not just explain the technical details of the patterns but the reasons for each movement, the applications and also how to correct common errors and problems in the patterns. In the rest periods between sessions the Grandmasters were happy to work one on one with participants and clarify and doubts about the patterns. The participants found all aspects of the course extremely enjoyable and all participants commented on the professional set-up of the IIC by the ITA, the warm welcome and hospitality and the attention to detail. On the Friday evening their was a banquet which was attended by almost all of the IIC participants and their was great entertainment by a local folk band during this event. The IIC for 1st - 3rd Dan finished on Saturday and the Sunday was only for 4th Dan and above, where the higher degree patterns were covered in detail. The IIC was officially closed on Sunday and the ITF Grandmasters were presented with a gift of writing pens made from 5,000 year old Irish bog oak and 24 ct. gold. During the IIC on Sunday their was also a grading for people going for 6th, 7th and 8th dan.  

The following were promoted during the grading: 

1.Mr. Niall Jones from Irish Taekwon-Do Association promoted to 6th Dan

2.Mr. Maxim Kim from Russia promoted to 6th Dan

3.Mr. Odd Arne Larsen from NTN Norway promoted to 7th Dan Master

4.Mr. Hallgeir Betele from NTN Norway promoted to 7th Dan Master

5.Mr. Snorre Edvarsen from NTN Norway promoted to 7th Dan Master

6.Mr. Lazaros Tsilfidis from Russia promoted to 7th Dan Master

7.Master Per Christian Garnaes from NTN Norway promoted to 8th Dan Master

8.Master Carmine Caiazzo from FITAE Italy promoted to 8th Dan Master

Photos of the IIC: 

Gallery 1; 

Gallery 2; 

Gallery 3; 

Gallery 4; 

Gallery 5; 

Gallery 6;  

The ITA Board of Directors would like to extend our thanks to the ITF Technical Committee for an excellent IIC, to the organising committee Mr. O'Mahoney VI Dan, Mr. Stephen Ryan V Dan, Ms. Laura Cullen IV Dan, to the local volunteers and helpers and to the participants from the 15 countries for your support. 


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Dear Members and visitors, 

The ITF is proud to announce that over 11000 ITF members participated from the period 2003-2012 at the 77 IIC’s  held throughout the world.


2013 might become another successful year with many IIC’s. The International Instructors Committee (IIC) consisting of Chairman GM Hector Marano and members GM Wim Bos and GM Lan Ung Kim are ready to conduct the next IIC’s to be held on January in Ireland, on February in New Zealand, on March in New York USA, on May in Uruguay, on June/July in Paraguay, on July in Jamaica, on September in Russia and Poland and on November in Belgium. 

The Committee hopes to find all of you ready for another challenge!

On behalf of the International Instructors Committee

GM Wim Bos

ITF Director and IIC Member


new old            
course  course            number of
number number date month year place country participants
1 188 21-23 February 2003 Cologne Germany 108
2 189 28.2-2.3 March 2003 Livingstone Scotland 89
3 190 14-16 November 2003 Vancouver Canada 66
4 191 21-23 November 2003 Quebec Canada 42
5 192 23-25 April 2004 Buenos Aires Argentina 278
6 193 7-9. August 2004 Auckland New Zealand 96
7 194 13-15. August 2004 Sydney Australia 76
8 195 22-24. October 2004 Brussels Belgium 91
9 196 30-31,1 Oct-Nov 2004 Rimini Italy 192
10 197 12-14. December 2004 New York USA 69
11 198 11-13. February 2005 Regina Canada 113
12 199 29-1. April-May 2005 Dublin Ireland 106
13 200 7-9. October 2005 Lublin Poland 111
14 201 14-16 October 2005 Oradea Romania 53
15 202 25-27 November 2005 Manilla Philippines 61
16 203 7-9. April 2006 Londra England 113
17 204 5-7. May 2006 Buenos Aires Argentina 297
18 205 12-14. May 2006 Asuncion Paraguay 82
19 206 2-4. June 2006 Cologne Germany 105
20 207 5-7. August 2006 Palmerston New Zealand 88
21 208 11-13. August 2006 Gold Coast Australia 94
22 209 1-2. December 2006 Halifax Canada 63
23 210 16-19 February 2007 regina Canada 99
24 211 23-25 March 2007 bogota Colombia 84
25 212 13-15. April 2007 Houston USA 101
26 213 26-28. July 2007 Hong Kong China 80
27 214 21-23. September 2007 Tromsoe Norway 158
28 215 19-21. October 2007 Brussels Belgium 148
29 216 26-28. October 2007 Vienna Austria 110
30 217 25-27. January 2008 Tel Avi Israel 63
31 218 1-3. February 2008 Saloniko Greece 120
32 219 8-10. February 2008 Tashkent Uzbekistan 82
33 220 14-16. March 2008 Austin USA 82
34 221 25-27. April 2008 Riccione Italy 176
35 222 4-6. May 2008 Dublin Ireland 156
36 223 6-8. June 2008 Oakvile Canada 114
37 224 27-29. June 2008 Encarnarcion Paraguay 182
38 225 18-20. July 2008 Tauranga New Zealand 128
39 226 25-27. July 2008 Sunshine Coast Australia 80
40 227 6-9. September 2008 San Juan Puerto Rico 69
41 228 20-22. March 2009 New York USA 134
42 229 27-29. March 2009 Ho Chin Min Vietnam 113
43 230 1-3. May 2009 Buenos Aires Argentina 545
44 231 22-24. May 2009 Mieschbach Germany 183
45 232 26-28. June 2009 Tegucicalpa Honduras 44
46 233 24-26. July 2009 Adis Ababa Ethiopia 221
47 234 4-6. September 2009 Mosca Russia 83
48 235 25-27 September 2009 Benidorm Spain 172
49 236 22-24. January 2010 Warsaw Poland 123
50 237 7-8. March 2010 Auckland New Zealand 163
51 238 13-15. March 2010 Penang Malaysia 56
52 239 9-10. April 2010 Denver USA 118
53 240 14-16. May 2010 Capo Frio Brasil 71
54 241 26-28. June 2010 Regina Canada 116
55 242 3.05 September 2010 Budapest Hungary 150
56 243 1-2. Oct. 2010 Puerta Plata Domenican Rep 66
57 244 19-21. Nov 2010 Utrecht Netherlands 188
58 245 26-28. Nov 2010 Trondheim Norway 255
59 246 10-12. Dec 2010 Jaco Costa Rica 64
60 247 22-24. January 2011 Tralee Ireland 138
61 248 25-27. March 2011 Bogota Colombia 77
62 249 29-01. April/May 2011 Rimini Italy 110
63 250 20-22. May 2011 Clearwater USA 99
64 251 8-10. June 2011 Oelu Finland 132
65 252 23-25. June 2011 Asuncion Paraguay 186
66 253 18-20 August 2011 Ocho Rios Jamaica 77
67 254 6-12. Sept 2011 Benidorm Spain 119
68 255 22-23. Oct 2011 Halifax Canada 113
69 256 29-30. Nov 2011 Hong Kong China 90
70 257 27-29. January 2012 London England 233
71 258 13-15. April 2012 Nashville USA 100
72 259 20-22. April 2012 Vancouver Canada 124
73 260 11-13. May 2012 Livingstone Scotland 119
74 261 9-10. June 2012 Buenos Aires Argentina 658
75 262 7-9. September 2012 Puerta Plata Domenican Rep 27
76 263 22-23. November 2012 Adis Ababa Ethiopia 188
77 264 1-2. December 2012 Tel Avi Israel 131
          total number of participants 10011



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December 2012 

Dear ITF Members and Visitors,

The New Year is approaching while we leave another one behind, a year that was not your standard one for it has featured considerable growth on our part, which tells a great deal about the high standard of  work, at all ranks in our Federation.                              

I wish to leave a record here of how greatly our family increases day by day and to say that as such it is bound to face a few tough times, yet knowing that, sooner or later, the good  times will arrive. I do hope that in this oncoming 2013 tolerance and empathy may prevail as crucial individual values and that these may be the key to harmony, joint growth and contributing to a better society. I know that our predecessors would be proud of how we do uphold those principles in our everyday   effort to surpass ourselves and that therein dwells our special secret.

Let every member enjoy a merry festivity, regardless of creed or religion, let us revel in this brand-new year, making vows for the happiness of those whom we love most, the dearest  ones  in our lives, all intimately bound, in fine health and in peacefulness.


ITF President

GM Pablo Trajtenberg

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Dear Members and Visitors,

The official DVD of the ITF World Cup will give you the chance to re- live all the action and emotion of the greatest World Cup in history. Over 1500 competitors from 44 countries took part in some of the toughest and biggest categories in living memory representing their club and country. An incredible memory of an awesome event, you will feel the passion of the emotional Opening Ceremony and the electric atmosphere of the phenomenal Finals Night. This DVD contains the Opening Ceremony and the Finals Night as well as the groundbreaking 6 video clips explaining the rules to the audience. If you are interested go to www.shopitfworldcup2012 to order your in either PAL or NTSC.

Philip Lear

WC 2012 Organizer

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Dear Members,

The ITF Board informs that Master Ruben D. Suarez 8th degree from New York, USA has been nominated Member of the ITF Umpire Committee.




Best Regards

Master Juan Ferrando

ITF Secretary General   

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Dear Members,

On December 7-8, 2012 a historical meeting took place in Colombia during the WTF World Pattern Championship between ITF President GM Trajtenberg and WTF President Mr. Chungwon Choue.  

Very good talks and planned future steps for colaboration between the organizations took place and, realizing that ITF and WTF have a lot in common like history and mother land.


Master Juan Ferrando

ITF Secretary General

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77th IIC in Israel


On Sunday 02/12/12, in the south part of the city of Tel Aviv, Israel, came to conclusion the 77th IIC. This course, the second held in the state of Israel, was conducted by Gran Master Hector Marano, Gran Master Wim Bos and Gran Master Ung Kim Lan. Many participants were members of the Israel TKD Association and many others came from eleven different countries: Argentina, Poland, England, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, USA, France, Moldova and Rumania.


This IIC welcomed Master Gialamas, 8th Degree from Greece, Master Loboda, 7th Degree from Poland (President of AETF), Master Ramirez, 7th Degree from USA, Master Petrovsky, 7th Degree from Ukraine and Master Santaniello, 7th Degree from Italy. We also welcomed Presidents of National Federations such as: Mr. Tsilfidis from Russia and Mr. Sabbah from France. 

It's important to thank all those international participants who supported this IIC by coming even under the tense and complex situation lived in the past weeks in the region. 

On Friday night, the Israel Taekwondo Association celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a lively and somewhat unorthodox Banquet with the Gran Masters.

International Guests were taken for a guided tour to the holy city of Jerusalem.


The promotion test at the end of the course, produced one 6th degree from Russia, one 5th Degree from Israel and one 4th Degree from Russia. 

Every guest expressed their thanks to the Israeli Taekwondo Association for its hospitality and its human warmth. 

Once again, the Israeli Taekwondo Association expresses its thanks to Gran Master Hector Marano and ITF for its unconditional support to this IIC. 

Leonardo Oros Duek

General Secretary

Israel Taekwondo Association

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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

Asian Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

March 5-6, 2013

Kathmandu, NEPAL

Conducted by:

GM Wim Bos 9th degree

ITF Director



Kathmandu, Nepal, November 25th, 2012

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF in cooperation with ITF Nepal we invite and welcome you to the

Asian Qualifying 2013 World Championship

ITF Umpire Course

(Open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above)

To be held at the Shahanshah International Hotel, Bashundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal on March 6-7, 2013.

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire. Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire.


Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Qualifying Umpire Course and have as well an ITF A class Umpire Certificate

Looking forward to meet you in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Mr. Chetan Giri

President ITF Nepal


Course Program


Wednesday 6th March 7th , 2013 (or before) arrivals before 13.00 am. at the Shahanshah International Hotel, Bashundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee US $ 35 + organizational cost US $ 15 :  total US $ 50 per person. 


Reservation must be through the Organizing Committee. We have agreement with the Hotels for the good prices and we might organize for the participants star hotels as well as cheap hotels as example:

1.  Shahanshah International Hotel  ( Seminar and Umpire Course Sports Hotel Center )

Bed & Breakfast                                                      Meals

 Single Room                   US $30 .00                         US $ 10.00 P.P                      

 Double Room                 US $35.00                          US $ 10.00 P.P

 Extra Bed Room             US $ 10.00


2. Hotel Manaslu  (4 Star )

Bed & Breakfast                                                      Meals

Single Room           US $50.00                                  US $ 12.00 P.P                      

Double Room         US $55.00                                   US $ 14.00 P.P

Extra Bed Room     US $20.00

3. Royal  Singi Hotel ( 4* Hotel )

Bed & Breakfast                                                      Meals                                    

Single Room    US $    55.00                                     Lunch US $  11.00 P.P.

Double Room US $    60.00                                     Dinner US $  11.00 P.P.

Extra Bed        US $     15.00 

4. Radisson Hotel Kathmandu ( 5 Star Hotel )

Bed & Breakfast                                                        Meals

Single Room          US $ 110.00                                      Lunch  US $ 20.00 P.P                 

Double Room        US $ 120.00                                      Dinner US $ 25.00 P.P

Deluxe Room(Double) US $ 150.00

Check Out time:   12.00 Noon,

Check In time  :    2.00 PM

All above rates are subject to 10% service charge and 13 %  VAT.

The Seminar Venues is 2.5 KM away from  above Hotel . 


Most of European and Asian countries is not prior required visa, is upon arrival visa to entry of Nepal.

If you have any query, don’t hesitate, please contact    


Wednesday March 6th  , 2013

15.00-16.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

  • pattern competition.
  • sparring competition.
  • power and spec. technique competition.
  • pre free arranged sparring competition.

Ring 1

16.15 – 18.00 pattern competition

  • knowing technical pattern matters.
  • how to judge pattern competition.
  • how to use the electronic pattern system.
  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

16.15 – 18.00 sparring competition

  • how to judge sparring competition.
  • knowing sparring situations. 
  • how to use the electronic system for sparring competition
  • practice – sparring competition. 

Friday March 7th ,2013

Ring 1

09.00 – 12.00 pattern competition

  • practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

09.00 – 12.00 sparring competition

  • practice – sparring competition.

Ring 1

14.00 – 16.00 power and spec. technique competition.

  • knowing power and spec. technique situations. 
  • how to judge power and spec. technique competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.
  • practice – power and spec. technique competition.

14.00 – 16.00 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

  • knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations. 
  • how to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • practice – pre free arranged sparring competition. 

Ring 1

16.00 – 18.00 pattern competition

  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

16.00 – 18.00 sparring competition

  • practice – sparring competition. 

18.00  Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday.

 Outfit:  Dobok

Language:  English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course. 

Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index
  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules
  • ITF Umpire Rules – index
  • ITF Umpire Rules
  • Jury President Manual
  • Centre Referee Manual
  • Corner Referees Manual

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.

If you are interested send the application form (SEE UPCOMING EVENTS) on or before February 15th , 2013 to Mr. Chetan Giri

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76th IIC in Addis Ababa for the second time after 46th IIC

On  November 22nd 2012, with the presence of Mr. Gideon Haile from Federal Sports Commission and Mr. Biyam Wehabe from Addis Ababa City Administration, the  ITF 76th International Instructors Course started at 9:00 in the morning after the welcoming message by Mr. Tamrat Feyessa, President of Ethiopian International Taekwon-Do Federation and GM Hector Marano message, who is President of the Argentinean Taekwon-Do Federation and Chairman of the ITF Technical Instruction Committee, then the IIC was officially opened by Master Paul Weiler, ITF Senior Vice President. The course started with a warm up exercise. In this IIC there were more than 220 black belts participants from 1st to 5th Degree. People participated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda and Sweden. The 76th IIC was conducted by the above mentioned Instructors including GM Kim Ung Lan. During these two days of International course several parts of ITF TKD were covered, for example: 

1.       Technical Content of the 24 Patterns

2.       Different techniques in self defenses

3.       Sambo, Ilbo and Ibo Matsogi (1, 2, & 3 steps sparring)

4.       Umpire course for 35 referees

5.       Grading from 2nd to 3rd Degree, from 3rd to 4th Degree and from 5th to 6th Degree conducted by the Technical Committee members and Master Paul Weiler.

This IIC was officially closed by Master Paul Weiler, Senior Vice President of the ITF on November 23rd 2012 at 16:45.

Ethiopian Participants enjoyed very much this IIC; they were surprised by the technical knowledge of the ITF team. We would like to thank the team members and the ITF for this valuable support. 


2nd ITF TKD African Cup 

Just after the success of the 76th IIC, the 2nd African Cup was fully opened by the President of the Ethiopian International Taekwon-Do Federation on November 24th 2012, in the same place and hall in junior and senior categories. In this tournament more than 35 clubs participated from Ethiopia and Kenya. The organizers and the Umpires were supported by GM Marano, Master Paul Weiler and Mr. Niclas. In this event the electronic scoring machine was used for the 1st time in the African continent by the ring councils.  The tournament concluded on Nov. 25th 2012 on time and without any challenge or complaint.  

The competitors shared their technical knowledge in this event and I hope they will compete one day in the World Championships.

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