President Messages

ITF President’s Message July 2016

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE “Our Family”

As it was proclaimed in 1993 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, every 15th May we celebrate the International Day of Families. This day is an excellent occasion.

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President’s Message “61 years with you” Tkd-itf.org

61 years ago Taekwon-Do was born. In 1955, a Board made up of politicians, military, businessmen, historians, masters of Korean martial arts and social leaders approved the name of Taekwon-Do.

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President’s Message March 22nd 2016

2016.042 President´s Message 22nd March´16

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Words from the President to the Congress of Jesolo 2015  

Dear ITF Community, Today is an important moment for me, since the six years I´ve been leading our beloved ITF are coming to an end after the unexpected demise of.

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President’s Message – April 2015

Dear ITF Community On this occasion, I want to mention two highly relevant events to all of us. First, we are about to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Taekwon-Do, more.

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President’s Message March 2015

Dear ITF community, It is known that the United Nations established March 8th as International Women’s Day, not just as a gender issue, but as the recognition of the struggle.

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Launch of New ITF Website

Dear members of the ITF community When we were kids and we received a present, those glossy papers, with striking designs and accompanied by beautiful ribbons with which they were.

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President’s Message – Year end 2014

Dear Family of Taekwon-Do ITF: The year closes with a sense of fulfillment by the accomplishment, that good feeling that leaves us having done our job and that is reflected in.

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President’s Message April 2014

  President’s Message April 2014 When I began to imagine this message, I thought at this opportunity I would not want to talk about the magnificent success that the Kid´s Development Program.

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President’s Message – The Importance of Children in ITF Taekwon-Do

Dear ITF community: We know that today children have become one of the most important sources of our teaching and moreover, we are training those who in the future certainly.

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President’s Message Christmas 2013

Dear ITF community,   I would like to extend my best wishes for the holiday season to all of you in the company of your families and friends and trust.

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President’s Message December 2012

Dear ITF Members, 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.

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President’s Message March 2011

Presidents Message March 2011 In my November Message I introduced to you the Communications Committee. It is very appropriate now that I ask the Chairman of our Tournaments Committee to.

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President’s Message Nov 2010

In my August Message I continued with my explanation of the various Standing Committees we have in the ITF and introduced to you the workings of the Development Committee. In.

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President’s Message August 2010

Presidents Message August 2010 In my June Message I introduced each of the different committees we have in the ITF. These committees are all working together towards a unified goal.

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President’s Message June 2010

We are headed towards a single destination: the EXCELLENCE of our Organization. I have always had the certainty and also the ambition -as we all have- of taking ITF to.

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President’s Message March 2010

Dear ITF Taekwon-Do Communitiy, I address you in a moment of profound sorrow for the ITF Taekwon-Do world, due to the demise of our late President, Great Master Tran Trieu.

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President’s Message for August 2009 Some Reflections on Improving Our ITF Schools

President’s Message for August 2009 Some Reflections on Improving Our ITF Schools This message is addressed especially to those of you who own ITF Taekwon-Do schools, although I hope others.

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President’s Message May Protocol: Its Importance & Its Limitations

President’s Message May Protocol: Its Importance & Its Limitations Taekwon-Do is: •    a sport, •    a martial art, •    a way of life, and •    a.

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Statement from Grandmaster Trân about His Recent Promotion to 9th Degree

Statement from Grandmaster Trân about His Recent Promotion to 9th Degree (January 13th, 2009) Recently, after meeting the requirements according to the ITF rules, I was promoted to the highest.

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President’s Message for November & December 2008 Degree

The Taekwon-Do Way of Life: What is it? Background My first message about the Taekwon-Do Way of Life appeared on the ITF Website in January 2007. It started with an.

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President’s Message October 2008

Why Do We Practice and Teach ITF Taekwon-Do? (September 15th, 2008) * source of reference I would like to begin this message by telling you a story: the king and.

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President’s Message July 2008

Promote ITF Taekwon-Do as a True Martial Art (July 10, 2008) General Choi Hong Hi presented his book to American senators For sixteen days next month, the attention of millions.

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President’s Message May 2008

ITF Taekwon-Do Competitions: One important element of our system! (May 9th, 2008)   Have you ever wondered: Why does the ITF sanction and promote competitions? Do I need to participate.

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President’s Message March 2008

The 43rd Year of Existence of the ITF: The Reunification Year – March 22nd 2008 to March 21st 2009 (March 31th, 2008) “The practice of peace and reconciliation is one.

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President’s Message January 2008

President’s Message for January 2008 – Welcoming the Year 2008 (December 29th, 2007) Like many of you, I have been enjoying a few days of vacation with my family during.

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President’s Message December 2007

The Important Role of the Board of Directors in Democratically-operated Organizations Now well into my fifth year as President of the ITF, I am proud of the progress we have.

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President’s Message Nov-Dec 2007

President’s Message for November-December 2007: Young People & ITF Taekwon-Do (November 8th, 2007) This message is addressed particularly to the parents of young children and to our Taekwon-Do teachers Click.

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President’s Message November 2007

Message from the ITF President for the 89th anniversary of General Choi Hong Hi (November 11th, 2007) General Choi Hong Hi Father of Taekwon-Do Born 1918, Kilju Died 2002, Pyongyang.

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President’s Message Sept-Nov 2007

The ITF Year of the Family (September 7th, 2007) In March of this year, we announced that the 42nd year of the existence of the ITF had been designated The.

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President’s Message July-August 2007

My priorities to develop the ITF in the four coming years (July, 19th 2007)   First, I would like to thank the members through their national delegates for my re-election.

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President’s Message May & June 2007

Results of the 2007 Survey of NAs and ANAs: What we have achieved in the last four years (May 1st, 2007) From left to right: (1st row) Master Thomas T..

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President’s Message March & April 2007

Living the Taekwon-Do Way of Life in Our Training (March 1st, 2007)   Photo – courtesy of Mr. Dag A. Ivarsoy   Living the Taekwon-Do way of life means: living.

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President’s Message January 2007

The ITF: Teaching You the Art of Life – Make Taekwon-Do Your Way of Life (January 1st, 2007) Click here for President’s Message Summary Quebec City, November 28 2006 –.

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President’s Message November 2006

The Black Belt: Myth and Reality – Putting it into perspective (November & December, 2006) (November 12th 2006)   The picture is courtesy of Mr. Dag A. Ivarsoy   As.

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President’s Message September 2006

A Successful and Fulfilling Career in ITF Taekwon-Do (September 21th, 2006) This message is addressed to our ITF Taekwon-Do teachers – and to those who hope to become teachers: I.

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President’s Message July 2006

President’s Message – July & August 2006 (July 6th, 2006) NEW! We have prepared a video message to accompany this text message. Click here to see /download the video. Fully Developing.

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President’s Message May 2006

Our Action Plans for the Continuing Development of the ITF (May & June, 2006) (May 5th 2006) Objectives & Action Plans We are now well into the year 2006, and.

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President’s Message March 2006

We are proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ITF (22 March, 1966 – 22 March, 2006) (March 23th 2006)     On March 22, 1966, the ITF was founded.

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