The 91th IIC was held in Bishkek, capital city of Kyrgyzstan from the 18thto 20thof April 2014.

The Seminar was conducted by Grand Master Hector Marano and Grand Master Kim Lan Ung with participation of Master Paul Weiler. In the IIC participated 104 people from Kyrgyzstan and 3 persons from Moldova.  9 of the participants were 4thdegrees and higher, the others were red belts and 1st, 2ndand 3rddegree black belts.  The First day on 18thof April the IIC began at 15.00 and ended at 20.00. On the Second day the 19th of April the course was divided into two parts, from 9.00 to 13.00, and from 14.00 to 16.00. During the third day of the seminar lasted from 9.00 to 13.00.  At the end of the seminar every participant completed the questionnaires about the IIC and the feedback was very positive.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 21/Abr/2014, 13:08
End date21/Abr/2014, 13:08
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On the, 4th 5th and 6th of April the ITF´s 90th IIC was held in Santiago de Chile

This was the first time an IIC took place in Chile, so there was a great expectation before the event was held. The course was a great success, gathering 180 participants and not just only from Chile, the host country, but from the neighbouring countries Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, as well as delegations from Uruguay and Paraguay.

The Grand Masters Hector Marano and Wim Bos, the ITF Technical Committee, developed the essential content of the IIC, with an excellent reception and active participation of the attendees at the course, thus reflecting the interest of Chile and the other countries to continue growing in the practice of Taekwon-Do, under the best standards.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 09/Abr/2014, 18:41
End date09/Abr/2014, 18:41
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The 3rd ITF seminar in Mozambique was again organized by Mr. Joel dos Santos (ITF President Mozambique/2nd degree) in Matola and Maputo. Due to his connections also two black belts from Zimbabwe (M. Rhichard Mashanje and Definate Nyunda) participated the entire week (March 17thto 22nd) together with one representative from Malawi (Mr. Prince Litete). Malawi will be country no. 8 and Zimbabwe country no. 9 in our ITF on the African Continent (the no. 9 was a very important no. for General Choi).

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On the left Definate Nyunda and on the right Rhichard Mashanje from Zimbabwe
Author: S Ryan
Date: 28/Mar/2014, 10:47
End date28/Mar/2014, 10:47
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Jamaica is in preparation to host the 5th World Cup of Taekwon-Do on August 27-30, 2014 in Montego Bay Jamaica, at the Rose Hall Convention Centre. Master Alberto Katz visited the island of Jamaica to conduct a scheduled visit (on behalf of the ITF Tournament & Umpire committee) to confirm final competition hall technical discussions and final facility inspections. Master Katz arrived on Friday March 21, 2014. Meetings were held with the 2014 World Cup Organizing committee members. Visit of the championship Venue and Hotels were carried out. The Jamaica 2014 World Cup Organizing Committee and International Taekwon-do Federation are in high gear in preparing for this Major championship.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 27/Mar/2014, 10:53
End date27/Mar/2014, 10:53
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The Official Registration for the ITF World Cup in Jamaica is now open. Follow this link for the registration site:

Each Country/Club participating must first apply for a log in to be able to access the site and enter their participants. 

Preparations for the event which takes place in Montego Bay Jamaica from August 26th to 30th are well under way. For more information including hotel packages please follow this link; 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 13/Mar/2014, 11:15
End date13/Mar/2014, 11:15
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70 participants from Colombia, Perú, Puerto Rico and USA, attended the 89th International Instructor Course held in Bogota, Colombia , from the 7th to the 9th of March 2014. The course, which was led by Grand Masters Hector Marano and Ung Kim Lan, was very dynamic and full of great teaching . The course leaders guided the particpants through each pattern in detail, from Chon -Ji to Tong- Il clarifying each of the doubts of the participants and emphasizing the “why”  or the application of  each movement, so that everyone understood the purpose and method involved. 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 11/Mar/2014, 15:46
End date11/Mar/2014, 15:46
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The ITF Tournament Committee and ITF Umpire Committee in liaison with Grandmaster Bos have now updated the Official ITF World Cup Rules. Please follow this link: to download the rules. It is very important that all competitors, coaches officials and umpires are familiar with the updated rules so that everyone can perform to the best of their ability regardless of their role. Please distribute the updated rules to your members. The link also provides the rules and regulations for ITF World Championships, Scoring Procedures, approved clothing, etc. 

The next ITF World Cup takes place from August 26th to 30th 2014 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Please follow this link for the official website and to keep up to date with the event: 

We look forward to seing you there for what is going to be a wonderful event in an amazing location. 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 28/Feb/2014, 11:35
End date28/Feb/2014, 11:35
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The ITF are very happy to announce two new resources for our members.

Firstly the new Official Umpire Attire for International Umpires. This new suit will be available to all International Umpires who represent their country at the ITF World Championships. All those who umpired at the last World Championships in Spain will receive their new suit at the upcoming European Championships in Italy or directly through their NA/AA.

Secondly the English version of the IIC book is ready to be launched, this book authored by Grandmasters Trajtenberg, Marano and Bos is going to be an excellent resource for our members. The book was launched last year in Spanish and has been very popular in Spanish speaking nations. The highly anticipated English version will be available from April 1st by emailing You can email now to pre-order your book. Copies will also be available at the upcoming European Championships.

These exciting new resources add to the professionalism and service the ITF strives to offer its members. 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 27/Feb/2014, 11:39
End date27/Feb/2014, 11:39
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Dear ITF community:

We know that children today have become one of the most important sources of our teaching and that; moreover, those who are training in the future will certainly send their own children to practice Taekwon-Do ITF.

That is why we strive for excellence in the teaching of children.

I have the honour to present the latest work done by the Committee for Child Development, which is the new web site and which is in the first stages of it’s development. It can be accessed through the official website of the ITF or directly at

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 14/Feb/2014, 11:00
End date14/Feb/2014, 11:00
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