On the 9th and 10th of November, the ITF held the first International Kids Course for Central America, in the halls of the Barceló Hotel, in Managua city, Nicaragua.

The course was organised by Master Robert Webster, President of the Union of Taekwon-Do Nicaragua, and was attended by 31 participants from Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. The course was conducted by Mr Fabián Izquierdo, member of Children´s Development Committee.


There were twelve hours of intensive theoretical and practical work, characterized by the excellent predisposition of those present to learn, discuss and participate in each of the proposed activities.

Congratulations to the organizers for this event.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 19/Nov/2013, 15:30
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The ITF Social Media Connection with our members is contiuning to grow as the ITF Communications and Marketing Committee of Stephen Ryan (Chairman), Paco Ferrando and Fabian Izquierdo continue to develop our online presence. This started with the ITF Facebook page but has now grown to include Twitter, Youtube, Picasa and Google+. Help us to communicate with our members around the World by connecting and sharing.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 18/Nov/2013, 22:50
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During the ITF World Championships, chairman of the communications committee, Stephen Ryan had the opportunity to interview the ITF President, Grandmaster Pablo Trajtenberg. During the interview our President spoke about his impression of the championships, the high level of the competitors, the growth of the ITF in a coordinated way, the presence of the pioneer GM Park and the future vision of the ITF. 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 14/Nov/2013, 16:21
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A couple of weeks have past since the World Championships and we are now taking an opportunity to look back at the biggest World Championships in the history of ITF with over 1,000 black belts competing. We take this opportunity to chat to the Chiarman of the Organising Committee, Mr. Paco Ferrando, who undertook the task of leading the team to organise this historical event. 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 14/Nov/2013, 14:02
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Dear Members and Visitors

This is to inform you that the ITF has become a member of TAFISA

TAFISA Membership and Services (Member No. ES-IM-001)

On behalf of the TAFISA President and Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the TAFISA family following the preliminary approval by the TAFISA Board of Directors on 23rd October 2013 during their Board Meeting and then the final approval by the General Assembly, TAFISA’s supreme governing body, on 25thOctober 2013 in Enschede, Netherlands.


Wolfgang Baumann

TAFISA Secretary Genera

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Author: gmb
Date: 11/Nov/2013, 13:45
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We are sad to announce the passing of one of the original Taekwon-Do pioneers, described by General Choi in the early years as his "right hand man". Grandmaster Nam Tae Hi is known as the father of Taekwon-Do in Vietnam as he lead the first group of Instructors to teach Taekwon-Do there. Grandmaster Nam was chosen by General Choi to lead the 29th Infantry "Fist" Division, where Taekwon-Do developed into maturity. He was also famous for breaking 13 roof tiles with his fist in a demonstration for the Korean President Syng Man Rhee in 1954, which lead to Taekwon-Do being officially adopted by the korean military forces, a key moment in the history of Taekwon-Do. GM Nam was a founding member of the ITF and an ITF VIII Dan by 1973. Without pioneers like Grandmaster Nam Taekwon-Do would not exist as it does today. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge him for his contribution to the development of Taekwon-Do.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 10/Nov/2013, 21:46
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Today, November 9th 2013, marks 11 years since the passing of our Founder, General Choi Hong Hi. Our founder would have been 95 years old today. We think of him today and thank him for giving us this wonderful martial art. We are proud to be continuing his Legacy and with how the ITF continues to grow and develop every day. 

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Author: SR
Date: 09/Nov/2013, 12:52
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The ITF Magazine "Taekwon-Do Generation" is now available online for everyone to enjoy. The magazine contains several very interesting articles ranging from the life of General Choi, to the philosophy of Taekwon-Do, an amazing story of recovery and success of Nikita Wells, reports on the development of the ITF in the African Continent, the ITF kids programme and more. 

Please download and enjoy the magazine here: 

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Author: SR
Date: 08/Nov/2013, 18:08
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Dear Members and Visitors

The ITF informs you the the World Cup 2014 will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica on August 26-30, 2014

Please vistit the World Cup website for futher information.



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Author: gmb
Date: 04/Nov/2013, 22:37
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