Competition

Sparring

Patterns

Prearranged Sparring

Special Technics

Power Breaking

Team Patterns

    Why we have competition?

    Why we have competition?

    ITF Taekwon-Do is a Martial Arts with four distinct facets, as a sport, a martial art, a tool for social development and as a way of life. Competition highlights the Sport facet of ITF Taekwon-Do. It is an important facet that allows ITF Taekwon-Do practitioners to pit their skills against others from across the world; it allows you to evaluate and increase your abilities, set goals to achieve a higher level of training and accomplishment and to achieve success at local, regional, national and international level. Of course the Sport aspect of ITF Taekwon-Do is not just about competing either, it is an excellent way to increase your social circle and make new connections. As well as the competitive pathway, the Sport aspect of ITF Taekwon-Do gives the opportunity, to those who wish to become umpires and officials, to refine and sharpen their skills through partaking in IUCs, IICs and actively officiating in tournaments

    The Official Championships organised by the ITF are the ITF World Championships and ITF World Cups. However, other approved championships take place across the world such as Continental Championships and approved ITF Open Championships.

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    Why do we have ITF-sanctioned tournaments?

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

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

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    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.

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    ITF Taekwon-Do Championships include the following disciplines: Individual & Team Patterns, Individual & Team Sparring, Individual & Team Special Technique, Individual & Team Power Breaking as well as Pre-Arranged Team Sparring. All disciplines include competition for male and females. Male and female compete separately with the exception of pre-arranged sparring where male and female may compete together.

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    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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    Results
    World Cup, World Championships

    Results

    World Cup, World Championships

    World Championships Results

    World Junior and Senior Championships – Jesolo, Italia - World Championship Results http://wchamp2015.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php   Opening Ceremony ITF World Championships, Jesolo. https://youtu.be/k3DV9b0FABE Interview with ITF President and TAFISA President https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyTPWgsH0Mg Footage of the Umpire and Coach Meetings, ITF World Championships,.
    WC World Championships TKD ITF Results – 2013 (Benidorm) - INFORMATION           Web : http://wchamp2013.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php Reports : http://wchamp2013.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php Other Reports : http://wchamp2013.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php Classifications : http://wchamp2013.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php RESULTS Competitors registered: Teams: 117 Teams registered: Competitors: 1042 Competitors per.
    XI World Junior Championships TKD ITF Results – 2011 - 9-13.03.2011 Wellington, New Zealand   pattern female pattern male I Dan I Dan 1 Ferreyra, Georgina Argentina 1 Fortin, Samuel Canada 2 Rowold, Jaqueline Germany 2 Chan, Matthew New Zealand.
    XVII World Senior Championships TKD ITF Results – 2011 - 9-13.03.2011 Wellington, New Zealand   pattern female pattern male I Dan I Dan 1 Dillen, Carolina New Zealand 1 Bustamante, Matias Argentina 2 Talero, Andrea Colombia 2 Broughton, Christopher New.
    XVI World Senior Championships TKD ITF Results – 2009 - 26-29.11.2009 Mar del Plata, Argentina   pattern female pattern male I Dan I Dan 1 Dille Carolina, New Zealand 1 Broughton Christopher, New Zealand 2 Cifuntes Maria, Chile 2 Ramirez.
    X World Junior Championships TKD ITF Results – 2009 - 26-29.11.2009 Mar del Plata, Argentina pattern female pattern male I Dan I Dan 1 Worbs Vanessa, Germany 1 Vazquez Marcelo, Argentina 2 Desautels Anne-Sophie, Canada 2 Boyd Phillipe, Canada 3.

    World Cup Results

    World Cup 2016 Budapest, Results - Results http://wcup2016.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php        
    5th ITF World Cup, Montego Bay, Jamaica - INFORMATION Web : http://wcup2014.pztkd.lublin.pl/ Reports : http://wcup2014.pztkd.lublin.pl/ Other Reports : http://wcup2014.pztkd.lublin.pl/ Classifications : http://wcup2014.pztkd.lublin.pl/ RESULTS Overall Statistics: Countries with competitors: 28 Schools/clubs with competitors: 52 Black Belt Competitors: 486 Coloured Belt Competitors: 192 Teams.
    4th Taekwon-Do ITF World Cup – Brighton, England - 01.Medal Classification Countries 02.Medal Classification for Schools and National Teams 03.Medal Classification for National Teams 04.Medal Classification for Schools 05.Medal Places for Divisions 06.Medal Places for Schools and Countries  
    Third Taekwon-Do World Cup – Riva del Garda, Italy - All results in PDF format Country List School List Results of all divisions List of medal places for divisions Competitors List Summary Report – page 1 Summary Report – page.
    Second Taekwon-Do World Cup – Benidorm, Spain - Patterns Pattern Individual Female Pattern Individual Male Blue/Red 12 to 14 Years Blue/Red 12 to 14 Years 1 TIIA KIRIVANTA TAMPERE TKD CLUB Finland 1 NAOFUMI KAWASE ITF JAPAN 2.
    First Taekwon-Do World Cup & First Orlando International Friendship TKD Cup - Patterns Children   Dan 7-8 years   1 Dister Johnny – Sunbelt Martial Arts   2 Clark Amanda – Red Tiger USTC   3 Lopez Angel J. – Federación Nacional.

    Anti-Doping

    Anti-Doping

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    The ITF anti-doping and medical unit works to assist  and educate the ITF community, its national members, and its Instructors in standardising medical and anti-doping practices.Please visit the website of the ITF anti-doping unit for updates in relation to anti-doping, education and online-courses for athletes and coaches. The website also contains the ITF anti-doping rules, information for tournament organisers and compliance protocol.

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    Tournament Organisers Information

    A) Tournament Organizer obligations and responsibility in hosting an international ITF tournament: When applying to host an ITF international tournament it is the responsibility of the organizing committee to contact the Director of the Anti-Doping Unit. Each Organizing Committee must include an anti-doping officer who will liaise with the ITF anti-doping unit, the National Association and the host countries National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO). Drug testing will be undertaken through the structures in place by the NADO. The number of tests required will be decided by the ITF Anti-Doping Unit Chairman with the approval of the ITF Board of Directors. The cost of testing is the sole responsibility of the Tournament Organizers.

    If an athletes “A” sample is found to contain a prohibited substance the athlete has the right to have the “B” sample analyzed this additional cost will be the responsibility of the athletes National Association (NA).

    The Anti-Doping Unit will instruct, support, advise organizing committees. The Anti-Doping Unit will be present at ITF International tournaments to assist and observe.

    B) CoachTrue on-line tool for all coaches and will be a prerequisite to obtaining an “coaching pass” at ITF International tournaments

    http://www.wada-ama.org/en/Education-Awareness/Tools/Coach/CoachTrue–Elite/

    Online courses

    1) Play True Quiz: This is an information based quiz for athletes.

    http://quiz.wada-ama.org

    2) Play True Challenge: Is ideally for athletes under 18 years of age.

    https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/education-awareness/play-true-generation

    3) Coach True: This is an online course for all ITF coaches. This course will become a compulsory requirement to accessing an ITF Tournament “coaching pass” in the future.

    https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/education-awareness/tools-for-stakeholders/coachtrue

    4) National Anti-Doping Officers: Have the responsibility of ensuring that all athletes and coaches from their respective countries are informed and educated as to prohibited substances and to the consequences for the athletes and the significant cost that will be the responsibility of the NA should the athlete test positive for a prohibited substance. the link below will assist Anti-Doping officers – please click on the link to continue:

    https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/model-rules-guidelines-and-protocols

    Athletes

    At-a-Glance Doping Control:

    https://wada-main-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/files/WADA_Guidelines_Urine_Sample_Collection_v5.1_EN.pdf

    Click on the link above to help you familiarize yourself with the process of going through and anti-doping drug test.

    Helpful hint: do not over hydrate when asked to provide a urine sample as a very dilute sample will not be accepted and you will be asked to repeat the test.

    Check your Medications:

    Inform your Doctor and Pharmacist that you are an international athlete liable to drug testing. Make sure they check all medications that you are given. Click on the link below to check your medications.

    A) https://www.wada-ama.org/en/questions-answers/athletes-and-medications

    B) http://www.globaldro.com

    WARNING: you are the only one responsible for what goes into your body if you are found to have taken a prohibited substance you can not blame anyone else and you will be banned form all ITF competitions and of having any connection with competitive ITF Taekwon-Do.

    If you are taking a medication on the prohibited list (hhttps://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/prohibited-list) you must inform your coach and NA who will contact the Anti-Doping Unit for further advice. A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) can be applied for through your country’s NADO (National Anti Doping Organization). The Anti-Doping Unit must also be informed.

    Therapeutic Exemption Form – (TUE) ( Download click here ): Please Complete this form and forward by registered post to ITF Anti-Doping and Medical Unit. Applications can take up to 6 weeks for a decision. (you can email a scanned copy of the form to the Anti-Doping Unit however you must stillpost the original)

    NB: Please note for now you may apply for a TUE retrospectively – that is after you have been tested. This will ultimately change when we have a Registered Testing Pool.

    Coaches

    A) All coaches are advised to register with WADA and take the online coaching course at this link (please click on the link to continue) :

    http://www.wada-ama.org/en/Education-Awareness/Tools/Coach/CoachTrue–Elite/

    This is an advisory request from the Anti-Doping Unit at this time. In due course coaching passes at ITF tournaments will not be issued to anyone who has not taken the online course. The Anti-Doping Unit will be notified by WADA of all those who have registered and completed the on-line course.

    B) Please check any medications your athlete is taking on this link ( click the link to check medications) :

    http://www.eirpharm.com/sports/

    or

    https://www.wada-ama.org/en/search?k=prohibited+list&t=all&op=Search

    If your athlete is taking a medication on the prohibited list inform the Anti-Doping Unit immediately for further advice: ITFantidopingunit@eircom.net

    C) If your athlete is found to have taken a “prohibited substance” ITF legal & enforcement will prosecute the athlete either locally through the NADO structure or through ITF Anti-Doping Unit disciplinary committee at the head office in Ireland. Please refer back to the ITF anti-doping rules.

    Contact

    Dr. Richard Aboud
    Medical Director & Anti-Doping Officer ITF
    The Forge Building
    Smithfield
    Dublin 8

    Master Paul Delea VII – DCO Support and Liaison

    Therapeutic Exemption Committee: Appointed and Specialist Invited to contribute as needed

    Disciplinary Committee: Appointed and Specialist Invited to contribute as needed

    Therapeutic Exemption Form (TUE) ( Download click here ): Please Complete this form and forward by registered post to ITF Anti-Doping and Medical Unit. Applications can take up to 6 weeks for a decision. (you can email a scanned copy of the form to the Anti-Doping Unit however you must still post the original)

    Email: ITFantidoping@eircom.net

    Tel: 00 353 (1) 89 497 568