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Kick-A-Thon Fundraiser in Newfoundland

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

February 9, 2017

Kickathon Fundraiser held by Round 13 Athletics for one of their students who is battling cancer. Kaiden Little is in our Little Dragons program and has been fighting the disease for over a year now. Over five hours we did an average of 45000 kicks. Donations were received at the door and St. John’s Fire Department made a very generous donation. Total money raised was $3000.00 which will all go to the family to help them during this difficult time.

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ITF-TAO Nicaragua hosts Technical Seminar

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

January 31, 2017

ITF-TAO Nicaragua celebrates the National Seminar of tuls and sparring drills. The Seminar was conducted by Sabum-Nim Pierson Gutiérrez (President of TAO Nicaragua), asisted for Sabum-Nim David Porta and Boo-Sabom-Nim Marlon Hernández.  A special thank you to Boo-Sabum-Nim Fernando Ballesteros and historia student from León city.

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Welcome ITF-TAO Malaysia

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

January 31, 2017

ITF-TAO would like to welcome Mr. Steven Christopher Gomez from Malaysia as our latest member. Mr. Gomez is a certified 5th Dan Black Belt and will be ITF-TAO representative in Malaysia. His responsibilities will be to grow ITF-TAO and the Original Taekwon-Do of the Founder in South East Asia. Join us in welcoming Mr. Gomez and his students as our latest member.

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ITF-TAO New Master

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

February 1, 2017

Congratulations to Master Sergi Plaja from Canada on his promotion to 7th Dan. The grading was held on the weekend of the Technical Conference and AGMand conducted by First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha and assisted by GM Ray O’Neil. To be graded by FGMR to any rank is the highest honour being that he is the most senior Chang-Hun Taekwon-Do Grand Master in the world today and as stated byGeneral Choi Hong Hi, “The greatest ever student of Taekwon-Do”. Also promoted during the weekend festivities was Ms. Hatsue Tanaka to 5th Dan. Congratulations to both on a job well done.

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2017 Annual Technical Conference and AGM

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

February 1, 2017

On the weekend of January 27-29, eighty black belt student, instructors and Mastersfrom Canada, USA, Argentina, Japan, Nepal and the United Kingdom attended our Annual Technical Conference an AGM. Our special guest of honor this year was First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha and GM Ray O’Neil. The AGM was held on the Friday evening with all members of the Board of Directors in attendance. 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. A promotion test was also held for 3rd and 4th Dan candidates. Congratulations to all those who were successful in their quest for higher Dan levels. Thank you to ITF-TAO Canada for hosting this year.We all look forward to the 2018 Technical Conference and AGM being held in Japan.

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Master Dagata visits Chile

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

December 7, 2016

During the 17th-20th of November Master Oscar Dagata visited the headquarters of ITF TAO Chile in the City of Santiago. Master Dagata worked on the correction of some technical concepts in the Tuls and also aspects of sports combat and arbitration. There was a good level and a lot of desire to keep improving. Master Dagata thanks ITF-TAO Chile Representative Cristian Ulloa Campos, and his collaborator Alejandro Salinas Henriquez.

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Annual Seminar in Philadelphia

Monday, December 5th, 2016

December 5, 2016

On Saturday December 3rd, 120 instructors and students fromeight Dojangs from Pennsylvania and New Jersey gathered in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia for the Annual Technical Seminar conducted by ITF-TAO Technical Director Mr. Mike Morningstar

Mr. Sean Sutton and 5th Dan Mr. Fran Ott did a fantastic job as usual as the event hosts.The 5-hour training session included kicking drills, basic movements, physical conditioning, patterns from Chon-Ji to Se-Jong, and self defense.The highlight of the day was the self-defence portion where Mr. Morningstar demonstration various releases and controlling techniques using Mr. Sutton as his assistant.The students seemed to enjoy this part the most!

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Terra Nova Taekwon-Do

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

November 16, 2016

Onward and upward for Terra Nova Taekwon-Do in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Having opened its doors in 2014 with just 5 students, Terra Nova Taekwon-Do now has just shy of 20, including the recent addition of two adults.

“Terra Nova is probably never going to have hundreds of students because our classes are in French, so I am really pleased with this level of growth. I also have new students lined up to begin training in January.” – Says Sabum Jeff Butt

Below, students pose with Mr. Butt after a recent class. Several students from Terra Nova (Newfoundland in Latin) look forward to participating in the ITF-TAO Newfoundland Championships hosted by Sabum Rick Winsor from Cabot Taekwon-Do on Saturday, as well as a colour belt grading on Sunday.

Terra Nova Taekwon-Do

10th Annual Technical Seminar in London

Monday, November 14th, 2016

November 14, 2016

On Saturday November 12th, Oakridge Taekwon-Do played host to their 10th Annual Technical Seminar at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

There were 70 Instructors and students from London, Oakville, Ajax, and Borden in attendance. The seminar began with an intensive warm-up and moved right into basic movements, patterns, kicking drills and sparring for the Black Belts. Patterns Chon-Ji Tul to Ul-Ji Tul were covered.

The training was 5 hours in length, the first 3 hours for yellow belt and above and the last 2 hours for black belts only.

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General Choi’s Birthday

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

November 9, 2016

In honour of our founder, General Choi Hong Hi, we would like to take a moment and remember the day he was born and was set on a path destined to bring us the Original Taekwon-Do. It was on this day, November 9th, 1918 that General Choi was born, let us all remember the importance of this day.

General Choi Hong Hi - Founder of Taekwon-Do