Based on the Invitation of ITF Taekwondo Federation of General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport of Afghanistan, the first term of International Seminar of Taekwondo with great leadership of Master Santaniello was held at the conference hall of General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport in Kabul from 18/20th September, 2014. During the seminar 170 athletes, 50 black belts and the rest holding red and blue belts were gathered from all over Afghanistan. Herewith l would like to indicate that Master Santaniello is an outstanding and well experienced trainer who has been trained in the most updated ITF Taekwondo techniques which were very useful in improving the capacity and building the awareness of the participants. During this period he officially met the Technical/Professional Director of General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport of Afghanistan, The General Director of Parliament House, and Kabul Mayor. For the honor of great assistance and services of Master Santaniello he has been awarded the appreciation letter of Afghanistan General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport of Afghanistan, the Honor Sign of Parliament of Afghanistan has awarded to him by the General Director of Afghanistan Parliament and meanwhile the Mayor of Kabul has been awarded him the Honor Sign of Kabul Municipality for his great services toward development of ITF Taekwondo in Afghanistan. The above mentioned seminar has been warmly appreciated by the General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport of Afghanistan, ITF Taekwon-Do Federation and ITF sportsmen. The senior management unit of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Federation and its sportsmen are cordially thanking the ITF for all the rendered supports and cooperation and especially from Master Santaniello for transferring such treasure to us.

Sincerely yours, Mr Rahmaní  President Afghanistan Itf Vice-President ASIA itf

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Author: SR
Date: 29/Spt/2014, 22:49
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The ITF will conduct a seminar in Taiwan on October 4th & 5th. This is another impotant step in the development of the ITF in Asia. 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 25/Spt/2014, 18:35
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This is the event that many New Zealand Taekwon-Do kids look forward to – the National Junior Camp (  November 21-23, 2014 will be the 12th camp – the previous 11 were all oversubscribed and enthusiastically received by kids and parents alike – this one will be no different.  Each event has a theme; fittingly (for New Zealand) this one will be Hobbit-like where everyone can dress as their favourite Tolkien character.  The organisers are Mr Gwyn Brown (5th Dan) and Mr Shaun Skedgwell (4th Dan) – this is their 12th successive camp!

The camp is mainly for kids 8-15 years, but whole families can attend.  In fact the quota of parents that can attend is often filled first.  There is plenty of Taekwon-Do, usually combined with games and a fair bit of joking around – there is even a baking contest (perhaps someone will dress up as Gordon Ramsey?). Several instructors from the Region plus some of New Zealand’s world champs will also participate. Instructors are usually cajoled into taking the early morning swim at the local river – they do need to set an example. The parents get to join in, but they also help out in the kitchen and keeping the peace in the bunkrooms (lights out at 10pm - there are teenagers there after all!).  Meals are a treat; the kids get two choices at every meal – eat what is put in front of them or go hungry; it works every time!

Fun is at the top of the agenda.  The success of these camps is in no small way a testament to the dedication of the organizers and all those who help out.

Brian Ricketts

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 25/Spt/2014, 12:10
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Dear competitors, coaches, umpires and supporters!


We would like to proudly announce that up to this day more than 440 competitors has registered to the European Cup, and there has been more than 800 accommodation bookings done with our official travel partner.


Here is a short reminder for the VI. ITF Taekwon-do European Cup 2014, Budapest, Hungary, as well as the Mightyfist Children & Cadet Cup. You can still register to our competitions if you have not done it yet, but please keep in mind that there are important deadlines that you have to meet in order to be able to participate. Please see the details below!


VI. Taekwon-do European Cup


Important dates:

  • 15th August, 201425th September – Deadline for application for umpires
  • 25th August, 2014 – Deadline for all reservations of accommodation (see below)
  • 25th September, 2014 – Deadline for payment the entry fee by bank transfer to AETF
  • account (does not concern if payment is made by cash upon arrival)
  • 25th September, 2014 – Last date to make some small changes in accommodation
  • 3rd October, 2014 – Deadline for the online registration
  • 6th October, 2014 – Publication of draws online


Umpire registration


The original deadline for umpire applications has passed, but some of the registered participants have not registered any umpires yet. We would like to remind you that in case of bringing more than 5 competitors you need to bring some umpires for the competition (see the official invitation for details). Any School/Club/Country that do NOT accredit an Umpire shall pay a 200,00 € fine for every missing Umpire.


For detailed umpire info see


Reservation of accommodation


However the deadline for the official accommodation have already passed, you may still contact our travel agency for help, but we cannot guarantee the price mentioned on the official website. Please note that this option is only available until 25th September.

Please also note that every participant shall pay 50 € to get the ID card if the accommodation is not done by our official partner.


Mightyfist Children & Cadet Cup



Important dates:

  • 25th August, 2014 – Deadline for all reservations of accommodation
  • 25th August, 2014 – Deadline for payment the entry fee by bank transfer (does not concern if payment is made by cash upon arrival)
  • 25th September, 2014 – Last date to make some small changes in accommodation
  • 3rd October, 2014 – Deadline for the registration (Excel file to be sent to


Please note that at the Mightyfist Children and Cadet Cup there is no fee for the ID card, so you are free to book your own accommodation, however our travel partner can help to find you the best option for your stay.

This competition has a bit more open rules than the European Cup, please see the official invitation and our FAQ page. Please note that the invitation has been updated, bank transfer information is added for the entry fee.


Important links


Official invitation for the European Cup:

Official invitation for the Mightyfist Children & Cadet Cup:

Official website of the events:

Facebook page of the event:

Facebook event:

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):


See you in October!


The Organizing Committee

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 21/Spt/2014, 17:32
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To stand up for oneself and to be strong, that’s what we all want. Especially for women this seems to be a difficult matter. From now on this will change. And that’s because of the Women Empowerment Programme developed by Sabum Jantien Lindeboom from I.T.F. Netherlands. 
Last weekend was the first instructors course. A true revolution, as this is the first women power programme within the world of Taekwon-Do.

The purpose of this course is clear: participants are encouraged to set up their own classes in their own region. This way more women will be empowered wich of course is not only a good thing for themselves but also for society in general. At the same time this will promote I.T.F. Taekwon-Do and therefore it will encourage more women to practise I.T.F. Taekwon-Do. 
This programme is absolutely unique in it’s own kind because of the content. Each class has it’s own theme, every lesson a different tenet is treated. The goal is to empower women by teaching them how to use the tenets in different situations, active workout and conversations about many subjects like sexual harassment. 
Seven instructors from I.T.F. Netherlands participated in this first course. They were all very much inspired at the end of the weekend. Also they were very impressed by the content of the manual and the module. This combined with the professionalism and passion of Sabum Jantien made this weekend a real success.
We hope to reach more instructors next time. That way all the women in the Netherlands can be empowered through Taekwon-Do.

Graziella Idili 4th degree I.T.F. Netherlands

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 18/Spt/2014, 13:56
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