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ITF-TAO Argentina

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

May 2023

ITF-TAO Argentina participated in the Alianza Tournament hosted by Mr. Walter Capurro. Congratulations on the good performance of our competitors. Taekwon!

ITF-TAO Canada

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

May 2023

Morningstar Taekwon-Do hosted their annual invitational tournament with competitors from Canada and the USA competition in pattern and sparring divisions. Congratulations to all those who participated.

Opening Ceremonies

ITF-TAO Nicaragua

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

April 2023

On Sunday April 2nd, thirty students from ITF-TAO NICARAGUA, participated in the national championship and took home 2nd place finish for overall medals. Congratulations!

Master D’Agata memorial training day

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

March 31, 2023

TAO Argentina celebrated the birthday of Master Oscar D’Agata with their annual memorial day of Traditional Taekwon-Do training in a manner that Master D’Agata would have loved. Thank you everyone who attended this wonderful event.

TAO Hong Kong 1st promotions of 2023

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

March 2023

TAO Hong Kong held their first promotions of 2023. Congratulations to all who were successful!

TAO’s Newest Master

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

March 7, 2023

TAO’s newest Master, 7th Dan Master Rudy Johnson of Ottawa, Canada. Master Johnson was promoted this past March in the UK by First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha. In attendance were GM Cutler and GM O’Neil. Congratulations Master Johnson on a well deserved promotion. Taekwon!

TAO Argentina attends 1st tournament of 2023

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

February 14, 2023

Congratulations to TAO Argentina and the delegation led by Mr. Matias Francini who achieved excellent results in the first competition of the year held in Gualeguaychu Entre Rios

TAO Hong Kong 1st class after Lunar New Year

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

January 30, 2023

TAO Hong Kong held their first class in the Year of the Rabbit on January 30th. The Lunar New Year begins on the second new moon after winter solstice and this year in in Hong Kong it happened on January 22nd. As with many winter solstice celebrations the symbolic darkness of night is banished by the light of fireworks, lanterns, and candles.

Annual Technical Conference

Sunday, February 5th, 2023

January 29, 2023

On the weekend of January 27-29, one hundred red belt and black belt students, instructors and Masters from across Canada attended our first Annual Technical Conference an AGM since 2020. The AGM was held on the Friday evening with 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 12 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 Canada for hosting this year. We all look forward to the 2024 Technical Conference and AGM.

2023 ITF-TAO Annual Technical Conference – Congratulations!

ITF-TAO International Instructor Course

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

November 11-13, 2022

Instructors and students from the USA and Canada gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the weekend of November 11-13 for the ITF-TAO International Instructor Training Course. 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.

2022 ITF-TAO IIC – Albuquerque, NM