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CanAM Championships Date is set

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 is now updated to our 2019 date of June 1st, 2019. Check out the site for more details.

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

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

Sparring Championship in Japan

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

June 6, 2016

The 11th Taekwon-Do Sparring Championships were held on June 5th in Gifu-City, Japan. The Gifu Memorial Center was the venue for this very exciting competition with a high level of technical ability displayed by all.

Congratulation to ITF-TAO Japan.


Technical Seminar in Oakville

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

June 5, 2016

On Saturday June 4th, Morningstar Taekwon-Do held their annual Technical Seminar at Kings Christian Collegiate in Oakville.

There were 115 Instructors and students from Oakville, London, Trenton and Borden in attendance. The seminar began with an intensive warm-up and moved right into basic movements, patterns, step sparring, model sparring, self defence and free sparring.

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.

2016-06-05 - Oakville Technical Seminar

ITF-TAO Japan 6th Annual Championships

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

May 30, 2016

On Sunday May 1st, ITF-TAO Japan played host to the 6th Syutoken Taekwon-Do Championships in Tokyo Hachioji-City, Japan.

The annual event was very successful due to the support of local Instructors and Dojangs.

Congratulations on a job well done!

2016-05-30 - Japan 6th Annual Championships

Welcome CFB Trenton Tiger’s

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

May 24, 2016

ITF-TAO would like to welcome Mrs. Sheena-Lee Carter and the students of Trenton Tigers Taekwon-Do at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario as our latest member.

Mrs. Carter is an ITF certified 4th Dan Black Belt with years of experience. We look forward to working with Mrs. Carter to keep the Original Taekwon-Do of the Founder alive in it’s purist form.

Welcome to the ITF-TAO family.

For more information,

Trenton Tigers Taekwon-Do at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario

9th Annual Technical Seminar in London

Friday, May 20th, 2016

May 16, 2016

On Saturday, May 14th, ITF-TAO Technical Director Mr. Mike Morningstar conducted a 5 hour technical seminar in London, Ontario.

The event was hosted by Mrs. Cathy Hadubiak, head instructor of Oakridge Taekwon-Do and was attended by students from Morningstar TKD and Oakridge TKD. Sixty participants from yellow belt to 4th degree black belt were put to the test with a very challenging warm up. Mr. Morningstar covered fundamental movements, kicking drills, patterns, step sparring and self-defence.

The last two hours of the day was devoted to the black belts.

2016-05-10 - 10th Annual Technical Seminar in London

Oakridge Taekwon-Do Promotion Test

Friday, May 20th, 2016

May 9, 2016

On Saturday, May 7th, Oakridge Taekwon-Do promoted four students to 1st degree black belt. The test was conducted by ITF-TAO Technical Director Mr. Mike Morningstar and assisted by Oakridge Taekwon-Do Head Instructor Mrs. Cathy Hadubiak.

The four hour examination began with a physical test of 5 minutes of skipping, 30 push-ups, 30 sit-ups and 10 berpies. The actual test was divided into 5 categories: patterns and fundamental movements, self-defense, sparring (which included 3, 2 & 1-step sparring), breaking and theory (a written test was completed by all candidates prior to this date).

Congratulations on your promotions and good work promoting Taekwon-Do in the City of London.

2016-05-07 - Oakridge Promotion Tests

Japan’s 11th Hyogo Taekwon-Do Championships

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

April 11, 2016

On Saturday April 10, ITF-TAO Japan hosted the 11th Hyogo Taekwon-Do Championships at the Oji Sports Center in Hyogo Prefecture Kobe, Japan. One hundred junior white belt to black belt competed in both patterns and sparring.

Congratulations to ITF-TAO Japan for hosting a successful event in the True Spirit of Original Taekwon-Do.

2016-04-11 - ITF-TAO - Japan Hosts 11th Hyogo Championships 01