TAO United States new promotions

November 6, 2021

ITF/TAO United States has a newly promoted 5th Dan – Mr. Anthony Kirkpatrick and two new 4th Dans – Ms. Debra Klewicki and Ms. Michelle Deuel-Ortiz!! (Photo courtesy Liz Kirkpatrick). New 2nd Dans: Mr. Scott and Mr. Joey. They had an excellent testing! Congratulations to everyone!

TAO Honduras dedication and perseverance

Another Sunday full of much learning, discipline, courage, dedication and perseverance.

We love to live these moments where every Sunday that we see each other is a great joy for everyone, we can talk, improve each movement and posture, get rid of any doubts and concerns, only then can we continue to advance and improve.

Today was a very special day because apart from training we were able to celebrate with a small snack to all our children, celebrating Children’s Day always counting on the unconditional support of all the parents, we had a great time and most importantly that they had fun eating, even us adults, that’s the beauty of Taekwon-Do, the unity, affection and respect that we all learn to have with each other.

Thank you, Familia América, because none of this was possible without the help of God, your commitment and support for your children and us as a school.

God bless you and multiply
Sabum Raúl Álvarez

TAO Argentina and Uruguay train virtually

August 28, 2021

A Technical Seminar hosted by TAO Argentina and conducted by Sabum-Nim Chaviel Alejandro and Sabum-Nim Sánchez Diego covered different technical aspects of fundamental movements and exercise. We appreciate the participation of all those present and especially for ITF TAO URUGUAY who, thanks to technology, was able to attend virtually.

TAO Nicaragua receives National Recognition

August 25, 2021

Through the tireless effort of ITF-TAO Nicaragua President Sabum-Nim Pierson A Gutierrez, TAO Nicaragua has received recognition from the National Authority for the promotion of Taekwon-Do community in the community

TAO Canada Technical Seminar

August 16, 2021

On July 31, 2021, Lightning ITF Taekwon-Do in Calgary, Alberta had the honor of hosting their first advanced belt pattern seminar.  This is something they had been wanting to do since opening the school a year ago, but unfortunately Covid had other plans.  It was amazing to have students from both Mr. Howes’ Cardston Taekwon-Do and Lightning ITF Taekwon-Do attend! This seminar was intended for anybody of the rank of Blue Belt or higher.  In all, 13 people attended, including Mr. Chris Howes, VI Dan.  Mr. Howes was assisted by Mrs. Sonya Howes, V Dan.

1st Canadian Annual Technical Conference

February 1, 2020

On Saturday February 1, 2020 students from seven Dojangs across Ontario gathered in London, Ontario for the 1st ITF-TAO Canada Annual Technical Seminar. Event host Mrs. Cathy Hadubiak did a fantastic job as usual organizing the event. The 8-hour training session included patterns from Chon-Ji to Tong-Il, kicking drills, basic movements and physical conditioning. Thank you to those who supported.

TAO joins forces with Special Needs TKD International

SNTI President Ben Evans and Mr. Mike Morningstar of ITF TAO, have just made an official International Member Organization agreement.

It means all members with ITF TAO are jointly affiliated with SNTI who will be involved in all opportunities provided for special needs. Here both International organizations are working hard and are demonstrating an excellent example of working together. There is no politics here. It is for the greater good of one cause. Special Needs Taekwon-Do!

This will continue to open up doors, connect all who are involved with special needs and who wish to become involved!! Ben Evans would like to personally thank ITF TAO and Mr. Mike Morningstar for our support behind SNTI values and future forwards.


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.