2013 - ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules in force of January 1st, 2013

ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules - Index (Adobe PDF document, 34,2 kb)

ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules - Rules and Regulations (Adobe PDF document, 94,6 kb) 

2013 - ITF Umpire Rules & Regulations in force of January 1st, 2013 

ITF Umpire Rules & Regulations - Index  (Adobe PDF document, 21 kb)

ITF Umpire Rules & Regulations (Adobe PDF document, 49,2 kb)

2013 - ITF Umpire Rules & Regulations in force of January 1st, 2013 - Appendix 1,2 and 3

2013 Appendix 1 - Scoring Procedure  (Adobe PDF document 1,72 MB)

2013 Appendix 2 - Approved Clothing  (Adobe PDF document 192 kb)

2013 Appendix 3 – Umpire’s Procedures & Signals  (Adobe PDF document 1,55 MB)


ITF WORLD CUP Rules and Regulations (April 24, 2006 – Amended April 17, 2014)

ITF World Cup Rules, English Version (Adobe PDF document, 2.6mb)

ITF World Cup Rules, Spanish Version (Adobe PDF document, 2.6mb)

Why do we have ITF-sanctioned tournaments?

  • to determine the winner of each championship title
  • to encourage the development of lasting friendships amongTaekwon-Do practitioners
  • to promote technical improvement

The Junior and Senior World Championships are held every two years in the odd-numbered years.

To compete in World Championships, participants must hold an ITF Black Belt degree certificate. They must be national champions in their own countries or be chosen by trial. Each member country National Association names a delegation of competitors and others who will represent that country at the championship tournament.

The World Cup, an open competition, is held every two years in the even-numbered years.

The World Cup competition is open to blue, red and black belts.

Any school, club and/or individual who is not part of the ITF must have permission from the National Association to take part in the World Cup. Any club, school, individual or country may participate with as many individual and/or team members in the same division and or category.

The choice of location and dates of each World Championship and World Cup competition is made by the ITF Congress meeting from the list of qualified candidates submitted by the Tournament & Umpire Committee, which coordinates the calendar of events to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Each Continental Federation determines the frequency of its Continental Championships, which must receive the sanction of the ITF Tournament & Umpire Committee. Continental Federations choose the dates and location of continental and regional competitions, which also must receive ITF sanction.

ITF Tournament and Umpire rules are applied in all competitions.

The ITF strives to provide top quality competition and organization at all its tournaments. Safety is a priority, as is efficient and fair umpiring. Participants are expected to demonstrate sportsmanship and reflect the true spirit of ITF Taekwon-Do at all times.

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