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
    World Cup, World Championships

    Results

    World Championships Results

    6th African Cup – Africa demonstrates its talent and effort - The 6th African Cup took place in Dar es Salaam – Tanzania 26-27 October 2019. The event set a new record with 14 participating African Nations; Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia,.
    2019 ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships – Germany - The draws starts on page 141 in the 2019 WC ResultBook. 2019 WC ResultBook The results for each country can find on the 2019 WC Results per Country 2019 WC.
    2017 ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships - Overall Statistics: Countries with competitors: 49 Competitors: 1051 Teams registered: Teams: 84 Traditional Sparring Teams: 37 Age Groups: Fem. Male Sum Senior (18+ years) 219 353 572 Junior (14-17 years).
    World Junior and Senior Championships – Jesolo, Italia - World Championship Results Overall Statistics: Countries with competitors: 52 Competitors: 1019 Teams registered: Teams: 75 Traditional Sparring Teams: 33 Age Groups: Fem. Male Sum Senior (18+ years) 201 385 586.
    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.

    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.

    Anti-Doping

    Anti-Doping

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    The ITF, through the Medical and Anti-Doping Committee, works to help and educate the ITF community, whether its National members and it’s Instructors, in the standardization of medical and anti-doping practices.

    Please access to the Anti-Doping Rules by clicking on the following link: ITF anti doping rules