Category: International Taekwondo Federation

History Making Assembly of ITF Leaders

Greenland Taekwon-Do which made history by celebrating its 40 year anniversary on October 12, also hosted a history making assembly of ITF leaders.                   Meanwhile, young competitors in the Anniversary tournament proudly display their medals.             Some of the natural beauty of…

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Kukkiwon Director Election Results

In the first round of voting, Grand Master Choi Young Ryul(candidate 1) received 29 votes, Grand Master Oh No Kyun(candidate 3) received 28 votes and Grand Master Kim Hyun Sung(candidate 2) received 4 votes. In the second round Grand Master Choi received 31 votes and Grand Master Oh received 30 votes, with 1 vote invalid. Grand…

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Greenland Taekwon-Do Invites Taekwondo Times to 40th Anniversary

TaeKwonDo Times is very grateful to have been invited to Geenland Taekwon-Do’s 40th anniversary celebration on October 12. Woo Jin Jung and Dr. George Vitale will be representing our publication. Over 40 years 172,000 students at 11 dojangs have trained under Grand Master Leong Wai Meng’s guidance. Grand Master Leong was featured in our Hall…

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Taiwan Sports Association Cuts Funding to Taipei Taekwondo Association

The Sports Administration is set to suspend funding for the Chinese Taipei Taekwondo Association (CTTA) for one year after an investigation found that the association’s senior management had misappropriated its funds. The agency launched an investigation into the association’s finances after receiving a complaint from a member of the board of supervisors that accused CTTA…

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Taiwan Strong at World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships

Outstanding start last week for China Taipei at the World Poomsae Championships; topping the medals table with 12 gold on day one. The event at the International Expo Center, in the Chinese city of Wuxi, features 286 athletes from 10 countries. The World Team Championships began last weekend at the same venue, the first time…

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Cultural Treasures

We are soliciting applications for “Cultural Treasures”. Pioneering individuals who have contributed to TaeKwonDo, by the donation of their time and resources to charities, special needs students or other philanthropic activities. If you know someone that embodies these characteristics please email a resume to business@taekwondotimes.com with Cultural Treasure in the subject line. Individuals selected for…

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Why was General Choi Exiled from South Korea? The Truth Revealed.

Ambassador Choi Hong-Hi Two-star Major-General (army serial #10044) This is the second part of the story of General Choi’s Tae Kwon Do.  The first part ended with his locating the ITF headquarters in Vienna, Austria, which allowed him to disseminate his martial art around the world.   POLITICAL INFLUENCES Advantages & Disadvantages General Choi was…

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Tribute to General Choi by: Grandmaster Bobby Kim

Tribute to General Choi By Grandmaster Bobby Kim I met General Choi Hong-Hi in Aurora, Colorado, when he visited my dojang, Kim’s Taekwondo Institute, during the early nineteen seventies. At that time, he was already regarded as the “father of Tae Kwon Do,” but he still had much important work ahead of him. Before his…

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