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2. Dan-Gun
DAN-GUN is named after the holy Dan-Gun, the legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2,333 B.C. Movements - 21 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE

[Written By:  ITF 16th Apr 2007 ]
1. Chon-Ji
CHON- JI means literally " the Heaven the Earth". It is, in the Orient, interpreted as the creation of the world or the beginning of human history, therefore, it is the initial pattern played by the beginner. This pattern consists of two similar parts one to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth. Movements - 19 Ready Posture - PARALLEL READY STANCE The illustrations for this pattern assume that the student is standing on line AB and facing D

[Written By:  ITF 16th Apr 2007 ]
Master Galaragga conducts Masterclass and ITF Umpire Course in Ireland
The Irish United Taekwon-Do Federation (IUTF) had the honour of hosting the Head of the ITF Umpire Committee, Master Nestor Galarraga, VIII Dan, at the end of November in Cork City. Master Galarraga first conducted a special seminar on sparring, which was attended by well over 100 black belts.

[Written By:  Shane Fitzgibbon 6th Mar 2007 ]
Report on The Grandmaster's Class Seminar
This past weekend in beautiful Calgary Alberta, the TTA in association with Lightning Family Martial arts was host to the ITF President and son of the founder of Taekwon Do, Grandmaster Choi, Jung Hwa. The President ran a 2 Day seminar, sharing his extensive knowledge with over 90 participants.

[Written By:  Tom Steven 26th Feb 2007 ]
Mr. Parm Rai @ Batch Taekwon-Do
An Excellent Workshop with Mr. Parm Rai On January 20, 2007, Mr. Parm Rai, Special Assistant to President Choi, ITF Treasurer, ITF Technical Committee Member and VI Degree Black Belt conducted a 1 day workshop in Midland, Michigan at Batch Taekwon-Do.

[Written By:  ITF - USITF 9th Feb 2007 ]
The International Irish Championships, Cork City
This year’s International Irish Championships was organised by the Irish United Taekwon-Do Federation (IUTF) and it proved to be Ireland’s largest Taekwon-Do competition ever with over 700 entrants. The event has become one of the premier annual competitions on the European calendar which a huge foreign contingent now regularly attending each year.

[Written By:  Shane Fitzgibbon, ITF Ireland 7th Feb 2007 ]
First Hong Kong Cyberport Cup
A new ITF local championship was founded this year with the holding of the first Cyberport Cup in the Cyberport shopping mall on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The event was presided over by Master Chew of Malaysia who accompanied the visiting teams to the event and was sponsored jointly by Cyberport, who hosted the event, and Adidas, who provided the sparring equipment. The event is intended to become an annual fixture.

[Written By:  ITF Administration 11th Dec 2006 ]
IUTF Host Master Maidana Workshops
Master Jose Maidana traveled to Ireland in October for 15 days in order to conduct a series of workshops around the country. The trip was hosted by the Irish United Taekwon-Do Federation and it was the second time that the well respected Master has traveled to the country as guest of the IUTF.

[Written By:  ITF Administration 7th Dec 2006 ]
“Master Class” at East Coast Taekwon Do
East Coast Taekwon Do Club was delighted to welcome two very senior ranking ITF representatives to Newtown Mount Kennedy, Wicklow, Ireland on 28 October last

[Written By:  Mr. Adrian Yeats, II Dan 27th Nov 2006 ]
A Great Review of the Cycle of Taekwon-Do (Soonhwan Do)
On November 11, 2006, Special Assistant to President Choi, ITF Treasurer, ITF Technical Committee Member, and VI Degree Black Belt, Mr. Parm Rai, traveled to All-Star Taekwon-Do in Fairfield, New Jersey (USA), to conduct a 4.5-hour ITF workshop. Participants ranked from yellow belts through 6th degree black belts and traveled from 4 states (Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) to train with Mr. Rai.

[Written By:  Nick Malefyt 16th Nov 2006 ]
Superb Seminar by Mr. Tarcisio (Toni) Martella VI
Taekwon-Do Central, ISD 99, hosted a highly successful and exciting 2-day Seminar the second weekend of October in Eschwege, Germany. Conducting the seminar was VI Degree Tarcisio (Toni) Martella from Bochum, Germany.

[Written By:  Robert Borja - Taekwon-Do CentralISD 99 13th Nov 2006 ] Comments: 1
Master Robert N. Wheatley Seminar
Beginning on Thursday, August 31, 2006, I was greatly honored to accompany Master Robert N. Wheatley, President of the US-ITF and Chairman of the Promotions and Disciplinary Committees of the ITF,

[Written By:  Terence Geoghegan 23rd Oct 2006 ]
ITF Umpires Course
As you all know, the 8th ITF Juniors World Championships will be held between the 14th – 16th September, at the Arena Geelong, in Geelong city, Victoria, Australia.

[Written By:  Master Néstor Galarraga 23rd Aug 2006 ]
ITF’s Thoroughbreds Return to Sri Lanka
Earlier this year, the ITF Thoroughbred Taekwon-Do school sent a team to Sri Lanka, as a follow up to their humanitarian visit shortly after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.

[Written By:  Mr Michael Muleta 9th Aug 2006 ]
Mr. Mahadi took opportunity of this sitting to welcome Master Trevor Nicholls, Master ray Gayle and Miss Lucy wolf to Ghana and urge them to enjoy their stay in Ghana.

[Written By:  Mahadi Mohammed 19th Jul 2006 ]
The much awaited 1st ITF Umpire Course in Africa and the 2nd ITF Intercontinental Cup came and went in Lagos, Nigeria, between March 31st to April 2nd 2006. The event, which attracted participants from 12 Countries was history in the making as it marked the first official foray of the ITF in Africa after forty years, and coming on the month of the 40th anniversary of the ITF it was apt and well received.

[Written By:  George Ashiru 28th Jun 2006 ]
Seminar in Swindon
On the 21st of May 2006, members of the UKITF from the Imperial and PUMA associations made the journey to Swindon to train under Masters Gayle and Ogbourne with Master Nicholls as the special guest of the seminar. With all proceeds going towards funding the Junior UKITF members travelling to Australia, the three masters and the assistances present gave up their valuable time to teach and coach the members at the seminar.

[Written By:  Joel Wilson 31st May 2006 ]
Master Nicholls VIII and Master Wheatley VIII Seminar
The weekends Masters Seminar was a tremendous success on many levels. The seminar and testing were jam pack with great technique, superior power, and a whole lot of fun.

[Written By:  Mr John Szostek USITF 22nd May 2006 ]
I have just returned from a trip that saw me travel to Ireland, Nigeria and then Egypt. I previously wrote about the success of the Master’s Seminar in Ireland and the sense of family that seems to always underscore an International event. Clearly, Master Choi is very fortunate to have an organization that believes in him and all that his father taught him. Likewise, the organization is fortunate to have a solid base of Master’s and Senior instructors that are adamant about preserving the art as developed by General Choi.

[Written By:  Mr Michael Tibollo 19th Apr 2006 ]
What it means to be a Black Belt.
What does it mean to be a Black Belt? By definition the meaning of Black Belt is, “Opposite of white, therefore, signifying the maturity and proficiency in Taekwon-Do” (Gen. Choi Hong Hi, 1999, pp. 373). As any Black Belt would know, the journey towards gaining a Black Belt is a long and arduous undertaking, and every individual who undertakes this journey, will have their own perspective on what being a Black Belt really means.

[Written By:  Master Jamie Moore 12th Apr 2006 ]

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