IIC on the 101st Birthday of the Founder

November 9, 2019

ITF-TAO held an International Instructor Training Course in Oakville, Canada during the weekend of November 8-10.  Instructors from five countries were in attendance, Canada, USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Argentina.  Such topics as how to conduct a proper warm up, teaching a beginner the first class, how to motivate and encourage students as well as Sambo Matsogi, Ilbo Matsogi, Hosinsul, Umpire rules and procedures and of course all 24 Tuls.  Keeping true to the Original teachings of General Choi Hong Hi, the training secrets and theory of power was explained in detail.  There was also a promotion test following the International Instructors Course.  Congratulations to those who were successful in their quest for new ranks.

4th Technical Seminar in Nicaragua

June 22, 2019

On Saturday June 22nd, 70 plus students from yellow belt to 6th degree black belt gathered at the Crowne Plaza in Managua, Nicaragua for a Technical Seminar conducted by TAO Technical Director Mr. Mike Morningstar.  Keeping true to the teachings of the founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi, the students and instructors were drilled on correct sine wave and the proper application of techniques.  By the end of the 5 hour training everyone was exausted but motivated in their efforts to keep Chang Hun Taekwon-Do alive in its purist form.  A promotion test was also held.  Congratulations to all those who were successful in their quest for higher dan levels. Thank you to TAO Nicaragua President Mr.Jordan Hermits for hosting.

20th CanAm a Huge Success

June 1, 2019

On Saturday June 1, competitors from across Canada and the USA gathered in St. John’s, Newfoundland for what turned out to be a fantastic day of high level competition. Congratulations to Mr. Rick Winsor and the organizing committee from Cabot Taekwon-Do for hosting a very professional and well organised event.

The tournament started with an opening ceremony that began with introductions both National anthems.  Special guest this year from Japan, Technical Committee member Mr. Taizo Sugaya.  The tournament was highlighted by a fiercely competitive Black Belt division and, for the first time in many years, all all Canada final.  All in all a great event.

Technical Seminar in Argentina

May 26, 2019

On Saturday May 26th, TAO Technical Director visited San Miguel, Argentina on invitation of ITF-TAO VP South America, Mr. Alejandro David Chaviel to conduct the 1st TAO Technical Seminar in South America. Over 230 participates of all levels attended.  The 5 hour seminar began with an intensive warm-up and moved right into basic movements, patterns and kicking drills. The last two hours of the seminar was for black belts only.  We look forward to the 2020 IIC in Argentina.

Technical Committee Appointment-Japan

May 18, 2019

ITF-TAO would like to announce the appointment of Mr. Taizo Sugaya, 4th Dan from Japan to the Technical Committee. Mr. Sugaya will assist the Technical Director to ensure that the highest technical standard is maintained throughout ITF-TAO Japan. Join us in congratulating Mr. Taizo Sugaya to his new role.

 

Technical Committee Appointment-Canada

March 30, 2019

ITF-TAO would like to announce the appointment of Mr. Mitri Hanna, 4th Dan from Canada to the Technical Committee. Mr. Hanna will assist the Technical Director to ensure that the highest technical standard is maintained throughout ITF-TAO Canada. Join us in congratulating Mr. Mitri Hanna to his new role.

6th Umpire Course Hosted in Canada

March 24, 2019,

On Saturday, March 24th Cabot Taekwon-Do in Goulds, Newfoundland hosted the 6th ITF-TAO “A” and “B” Umpire Course conducted by Mr Rick Winsor, Umpire Director.  This was a 7 hour course which covered the many aspects of judging for sparring and patterns as well as the related regulations for tournaments. Students took part in exercises requiring the use of the signals to indicate warnings and fouls and practiced the procedure to follow during matches. Through practical interaction students were engaged and active throughout the course.  At the end of the day a test was written to help students identify areas they needed to become more familiar with.  According to feedback following the course, students felt it was an integral part of their training and they were pleased with the level of ability they gained from taking part.

Technical Committee Appointment-Nepal

Feb 1, 2019

ITF-TAO would like to announce the appointment of Mr. Bijay Shrestha 4th Dan from Nepal to the Technical Committee. Mr. Shrestha will assist the Technical Director to ensure that the highest technical standard is maintained throughout ITF-TAO Nepal. Join me in congratulating Mr. Bijay Shrestha to his new role.

 

TAO Welcomes Panama as New Member Country

January 29, 2019

ITF-TAO would like to welcome Mr. Francisco Xavier Martinez Alfaro and the students of Academy Taekwon-Do Jingui of Panama as our latest new member. Mr. Martinez is a certified 1st dan black belt and student of Mr. Jordan Hermidas, President of ITF-TAO Nicaragua. Join us in welcoming Panama as our latest new member country.

 

Philadelphia Hosts Technical Conference

January 29, 2019

On the weekend of January 27-28, sixty five black belt students, instructors and Masters from Canada, USA, Argentina, attended our Annual Technical Conference. During the Technical Conference all 24 patterns as well as 3 & 1-step sparring were covered. Keeping true to the teachings of the founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi, the students and instructors were drilled on correct sine wave and the proper application of techniques. By the end of the 10 hour training everyone was exhausted but motivated in their efforts to keep Chang Hun Taekwon-Do alive in its purist form. Thank you to ITF-TAO United States for hosting this year.