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About ITF 

International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) was founded on 22nd March 1966 by General Choi Hong Hi, the Founder of Taekwon-Do, to promote the teaching of this martial art around the world.

At that time, nine countries were involved: Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, West Germany, USA, Turkey, Italy, and Egypt.  Taekwon-Do is now taught in almost every country around the world, and General Choi is recognised as the Father of



The mission of the ITF is to represent, promote, and work for the development of the practice of Taekwon-Do in all countries by:

  • Coordinating and certifying Taekwon-Do activities such as competitions and seminars

  • Setting and enforcing high quality standards for technical and teaching

  • Identifying and collaborating with affiliated organisations, such as Continental Federations, National Associations, and Allied National Associations

  • Providing assistance to local Taekwon-Do organisations

  • Certification for Black Belt holders, international instructors and umpires

For further information on the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF)
please visit the website 

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