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17th Oct 2007 Additional Benefits of the ITF Black Belt Status Card
Black Belt Status Cards have multiple benefits. The ITF black belt status card is required for national and international competitions and events. However, they have come in handy on several other occasions as well for this Taekwon-Do student/instructor.
[Written By:  Michael Munyon, US-ITF Armed Forces Director] Comments: 1
21st Sep 2007 Copyright Facts
We are stunned by the absolute manipulation of information and blatant disregard for the truth displayed by a group claiming to be of International standing, and up holding the tenets of Taekwon-Do. This group actually cited General Choi himself in the lawsuit claiming that he did not act in the best interest of the ITF. This is a sad day for all ITF members when individuals from within your own family seek to dismantle our founders inspirations.
[Written By:  ITF Administration]
28th Aug 2007 Drug and Substance Abuse: can Taekwon-Do make a difference?
I was asked whether I would consider speaking about Taekwon-Do and how it influenced my life to a group of forty-eight young men that had turned to alcohol and/or drugs as an answer to the stresses in their lives. This is what I told them
[Written By:  Michael A. Tibollo] Comments: 1
11th Aug 2007 The First Line of (Self) Defense
Air Force Personnel Recieve Self-Defense and Rifle Fighting Training In Iraq.
[Written By:  Mr. Michael L. Munyon, US-ITF Armed Forces Director] Comments: 2
9th Aug 2007 Master Wheatley Conducts Specialty Seminar in Premiere Trip to Germany
Master Robert N. Wheatley from Reno, Nevada USA travelled to Germany on invitation to conduct a Master Specialty Seminar on Saturday, 23 June 2007
[Written By:  Robert Borja] Comments: 1
On behalf of the organising committee I would like to thank all competitors, coaches and masters who helped make this event such a success. I would also like to thank the ITF Executive for appointing us official sponsors. In the interim we have uploaded the final results for your convenience.
[Written By:  Mark Skyrme (Organising Committee)] Comments: 4
17th May 2007 ITF Workshops and Intercontinental Cup
The work of the ITF in Africa continued in March with a series of workshops and competitions hosted by Mr. Mohammed Mahadi, IV, (President of ITF-Ghana/Superstar Taekwon Do).
[Written By:  Shane Fitzgibbon]
15th May 2007 Master Choi Jung Hwa SENIOR SEMINAR UK
Students, Instructors and Masters started to arrive at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Heathrow) early Saturday morning in anticipation for the Senior Seminar. The first of its kind, this seminar was specifically hosted for 2nd Degrees and above.
[Written By:  Mark Skyrme]
15th May 2007 The first ITF seminar for Afghanistan
The Afghan Taekwon-Do Association (ATA) had the honor of inviting and hosting the ITF Secretary General, Master Trevor Nicholls, VIII Degree, and Master James Hogan, VII Degree to conduct the first ITF seminar and upgrading sessions in Afghanistan in April 2007.
[Written By:  Sarajuddin Safi, ATA Secretary General]
16th Apr 2007 24. Tong-Il
TONG-IL denotes the resolution of the unification of Korea which has been divided since 1945. The diagram symbolizes the homogenous race. Movements - 56 Ready Posture - PARALLEL STANCE WITH AN OVERLAPPED BACK HAND
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 23. Se-Jong
SE-JONG is named after the greatest Korean King, Se-Jong, who invented the Korean alphabet in 1443, and was also a noted meteorologist. The digram represents the king, while the 24 movements refer to the 24 letters of the Korean alphabet. Movements - 24 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE B
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 22. So-San
SO-SAN is the pseudonym of the great monk Choi Hyong Ung (1520-1604) during the Lee Dynasty. The 72 movements refer to his age when he organized a corps of monk soldiers with the assistance of his pupil Sa Myunh Dang. The monk soldiers helped repulse the Japanese pirates who overran most of the Korean peninsula in 1592. Movements - 72 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE A
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 21. Moon-Moo
Moon-Moo honours the 30th King of the Silla Dynasty. His body was buried near Dae Wang Am (Great King's Rock). According to his will, the body was placed in the sea "where my soul shall forever defend my land against the Japanese." It is said that the Sok Gul Am (Stone cave) was built to guard his tomb. The Sok Gul Am is a fine example of the culture of the Silla Dynasty. The 61 movements in this pattern symbolize the last two figures of 661 A.D. when Moon Moo came to the throne. Movements - 61 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 20. Ul-Ji
UL- JI is named after general Ul-Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang's invasion force of nearly one million soldiers led by Yang Je in 612 A.D., Ul-Ji employing hit and run guerilla tactics, was able to decimate a large percentage of the force. The diagram represents his surname. The 42 movements represent the author's age when he designed the pattern. Movements - 42 Ready Posture - PARALLEL STANCE WITH AN X-BACK HAND
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 19. Yon-Gae
YON-GAE is named after a famous general during the Koguryo Dynasty, Yon Gae Somoon. The 49 movements refer to the last two figures of 649 A.D., the year he forced the Tang Dynasty to quit Korea after destroying nearly 300,000 of their troops at Ansi Sung. Movements - 49 Ready Posture - WARRIOR READY STANCE A
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 18. Choi-Yong
CHOI-YONG is named after General Choi Yong, premier and commander in chief of the armed forces during the 14th century Koryo Dynasty. Choi Yong was greatly respected for his loyalty, patriotism, and humility. He was executed by his subordinate commanders headed by general Yi Sung Gae, who later became the first King of the Lee Dynasty. Movements - 46 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE C
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 17. Yoo-Sin
YOO-SIN is named after General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty. The 68 movements refer to the last two figures of 668 A.D., the year Korea was united. The ready posture signifies a sword drawn on the right rather than left side, symbolizing Yoo Sin's mistake of following his Kings' orders to fight with foreign forces against his own nation. Movements - 68 Ready Posture - WARRIOR READY STANCE B
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 16. Sam-Il
SAM-IL denotes the historical date of the independence movement of Korea which began throughout the country on March 1, 1919. The 33 movements in the pattern stand for the 33 patriots who planned the movement. Movements - 33 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE C
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 15. Kodang
Kodang is the Pseudonyn of the patriot Cho Man Shik, who dedicated his life to the Korean Independence Movement and to the education of his people. The 45 movements represent the last two figures of 1945, the year Korea was liberated from Japanese occupation.
[Written By:  ITF]
16th Apr 2007 14. Choong-Jang
CHOONG-JANG is the pseudonym given to General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Lee Dynasty, 14th century. This pattern ends with a left-hand attack to symbolize the tragedy of his death at 27 in prison before he was able to reach full maturity. Movements - 52 Ready Posture - CLOSED READY STANCE A
[Written By:  ITF]

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