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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 Taekwon-Do.


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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