News

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.

A THOUSAND BLESSINGS

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.

By

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

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION

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.

http://www.kathmanduhotel-link.com/Hotel_Shahanshah_International/accm_photo_gallery#

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.

Attention:

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

Arrivals:

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

http://www.kathmanduhotel-link.com/Hotel_Shahanshah_International/accm_photo_gallery# 

Umpire Course Cost:

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

Accommodation:

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 . 

Visa:

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  giricr005@gmail.com.    

COURSE SCHEDULE

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 giricr005@gmail.com.

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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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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

 

South American Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

March 23-24, 2013

Resistencia, Chaco, ARGENTINA

Conducted by:

Master Alberto Katz, 8th degree

ITF Umpire Chairman

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION

Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina, November 10th, 2012

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF in cooperation with the Federación de TKD de la República Argentina (FETRA) we invite and welcome you to the

South-America Qualifying 2013 World Championship

ITF Umpire Course

(Open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above)

To be held at the Amerian Hotel Casino Gala Resistencia, Juan Domingo Perón 330, Resistencia, Chaco. Phone: +54 0362 4452 400 -   www.amerian.com/hotel-amerian-hotel-casino-gala-resistencia-chaco, on March 23-24, 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.

Attention:

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 Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina.

Master Abelardo Benzaquén

FETRA Umpire Committee Chairman 

 

Official South American Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire Course Program

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 (or before) arrivals: at Amerian Hotel Casino Gala Resistencia, Juan Domingo Perón 330, Resistencia, Chaco, Phone: +54 0362 4452 400;  www.amerian.com/hotel-amerian-hotel-casino-gala-resistencia-chaco

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee US $ 50 + organizational cost US 50:  total US $ 100 per person.

Hotel:

We recommend booking directly with any hotel in the area. This is the list of some hotels you can contact for making your reservations.

  1. Amerian Hotel Casino Gala Resistencia, Juan Domingo Perón 330, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina. Phone: +54 0362 4452 400 - www.amerian.com/hotel-amerian-hotel-casino-gala-resistencia-chaco 
  2. Hotel Covadonga – Güemes 200, Resistencia, Chaco – Phone: +54 0362 4444 444 – www.hotelcovadonga.com.ar
  3. Hotel Atrium, Av. Hernandarias 249, Resistencia, Chaco. Phone: +54 0362 4442627 – www.bariloche-atrium.com.ar/hotelatrium.htm
   

 

 

 

 
       

Course Schedule 

Saturday March 23rd, 2013

7. 30-8.45 Registration and accreditation

09.00 - 10.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

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

Ring 1

10.15 - 12.45 pattern competition

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

Ring 2

10.15 – 12.45 sparring competition

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

13.00 - 14.30 lunch break.

Ring 1

15.00 – 17.00 pattern competition

  • practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

15.00 – 17.00 sparring competition

  • practice – sparring competition.

17.00 – 19.00 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. 

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

09.00 – 10.30 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

10.45 – 12.00 pattern competition

  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

10.45 – 12.00 sparring competition

  • practice – sparring competition.

12.30 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 on or before March 1st, 2013 to

aitbenzaquen@hotmail.com

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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choi_Hong_Hi

Choi Hong Hi (9 November 1918 – 15 June 2002), also known as General Choi, was a South Korean army general and martial artist who is a controversial figure in the history of the Korean martial art of taekwondo.[a] Choi is regarded by many as the 'Founder of Taekwondo'—most often by International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) organizations.[1][2][3][4] Others, such as World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) organizations, portray Choi as either an unimportant or a dishonorable figure in taekwondo history, whether by omitting him from their versions of taekwondo history[5] or through explicit statements.[6]

Early life

Choi was born on 9 November 1918 in Hwa Dae, Myŏngch'ŏn county, in what is now North Korea, which was then under Japanese rule.[7] At the time, the place was named Meigawa-gun (Myongchon-kun), Kankyo-hokudo (Hamgyong-Pukto), Chosen, as part of the Empire of Japan. Choi's father sent him to study calligraphy under Han Il Dong, who was also "a master of Taek Kyon, the ancient Korean art of foot fighting" (Park, 1993, p. 241).[7] Choi travelled to Japan, where he studied English, mathematics, and karate.[7][8] In Kyoto, he met a fellow Korean with the surname Kim, who was a karate instructor and taught Choi this martial art.[7] Choi also learned Shotokan karate under Funakoshi Gichin.[9] Just before he had left Korea, Choi apparently had a disagreement with a wrestler named Hu, and the possibility of a future confrontation inspired him to train; in his own words, "I would imagine that these were the techniques I would use to defend myself against the wrestler, Mr. Hu, if he did attempt to carry out his promise to tear me limb from limb when I eventually returned to Korea" (Park, 1993, p. 242).[7] Choi attained the rank of 1st dan in karate in 1939, and then 2nd dan soon after.[7][b]

Military career

Choi had been forced to serve in the Japanese army during World War II, but was implicated in a rebellion and imprisoned, during which time he continued practicing martial arts.[7] Following the war, in January 1946, Choi was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Korean army.[7] From 1946 to 1951, Choi received promotions to first lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel, colonel, and then brigadier general.[7] Choi was promoted to major general in 1954.

Taekwondo

Choi combined elements of taekkyeon and Shotokan karate to develop a martial art that he called "Taekwon-Do" (태권도; 跆拳道), which means "foot, hand, the way" or "the way of hand and foot" and it was so named on 11 April 1955.[7][10] Choi founded the Oh Do Kwan, and held an honorary 4th dan ranking in the Chung Do Kwan. Due to accusations of dishonesty, Choi was stripped of his rank and position in the Chung Do Kwan.[6] During the 1960s, Choi and Nam Tae Hi led the original masters of taekwondo in promoting their martial art around the world, though these would be only the first of many such endeavors.

ITF taekwondo organizations credit Choi with starting the spread of taekwondo internationally by stationing Korean taekwondo instructors around the world,[7] and have consistently claimed that ITF-style taekwondo is the only authentic style of taekwondo, most notably in early sections of its textbooks.[11] He was also the author of the first English taekwondo syllabus book, Taekwon-Do, published by Daeha Publication Company in 1965. In 1972, Choi went into exile in Canada and the South Korean government formed the WTF in 1973.[8] He lived in Toronto until his death in North Korea in 2002.

Death

Choi died of cancer on 15 June 2002 in Pyongyang, North Korea.[8] Choi is listed in the Taekwondo Hall of Fame with various titles: "Father of Taekwon-Do," "Founder and First President of the International Taekwon-Do Federation," and "Founder of Oh Do Kwan."[12] Choi is survived by his wife, Choi Joon Hee; his son, Choi Jung Hwa; two daughters, Sunny and Meeyun; and several grandchildren.[8] A memorial service to mark the 10th anniversary of death of Choi Hong Hi took place at the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang in 2012.

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