June 10, 2013
On Sunday June 2nd, 180+ Taekwon-Do students and instructors of all ages and belt levels gathered in Philadelphia, PA for the USA portion of the North American Seminar Tour with First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha. The seminar began at 12:00 noon with the arrival of FGMR and ran through until 5:00pm at which time a photo and autograph session was held for everyone. FGMR stayed an extra few days to tour the “City of Brotherly Love” with Mr. Ott and Mr. Sutton.
June 7, 2013
On Saturday June 1st, 190+ Taekwon-Do students and instructors of all ages and belt levels had the honour to train under the watchful eye of First Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha. The seminar was the first to be held during FGMR”s North American Seminar tour. All student assembled at Sheridan College in Oakville for a 9:00am arrival of FGMR and the seminar ran through until 2:00pm at which time a photo and autograph session was held for everyone. At 9:00pm that evening FGMR was off to Philadelphia to conduct the second seminar of the tour.
May 30, 2013
ITF-TAO would like to welcome 6th Dan Mr. Tomislav Dakovic and the Croatian Union of Taekwon-Do Clubs, as our newest member. Mr. Dakovic brings with him 13 Dojangs and 43 Black Belts. Mr. Dakovic will be the official Representative of ITF-TAO in Croatia. We look forward to working with Mr. Dakovic and the members of ITF-TAO Croatia keeping the teachings of General Choi Hong Hi alive in its purist form.
May 21, 2013
On Saturday May 18th, ITF-TAO Technical Director Mr. Mike Morningstar conducted the 1st Annual Technical Seminar and promotion test in Managua, Nicaragua. The event was hosted by Mr. Noel Rojas and Mr. Pierson Solis. Over 70 instructors and students from across Nicaragua attended the 7 hour training session including ITF-TAO Instructor 5th Dan Mr. Fran Ott from Philadelphia, and ITF-TAO Treasureer 3rd Dan Mr. Scott Seguin as well as two students from Morningstar Taekwon-Do. Following the seminar was a promotion test where five people passed for 1st Dan and two for 4th Dan. The hospitality was excellent and the technical level very high. We look forward to a great future with ITF-TAO Nicaragua.
May 6, 2013
For over 20 years Taekwon-Do has been going strong in Albuquerque, New Mexico under the tutleage of 6th Dan Mr. Charles McGinnis. ITF-TAO Technical Director Mike Morningstar will conduct his 16th Annual Technical Seminar this September in Albuquerque. Please visit the upcoming events page for more information regarding the seminar,
April 27, 2013
On Saturday, April 27, 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 Cabot TKD, Chon-ji Martial Arts, Morningstar TKD and Oakridge TKD. Twenty-nine participants from blue belt to 3rd 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-defense. The last hour of the day was devoted to black belt patterns. This was the 6th annual training workshop hosted in London.
April 27, 2013
Eighteen Oakridge Taekwon-Do students from white belt to green belt recently attempted and were successful in their quest for new ranks. The test was conducted by ITF-TAO Technical Director Mr. Mike Morningstar and assisted by Oakridge Taekwon-Do Head Instructor Mrs. Cathy Hadubiak. Congratulations on your promotions and good work promoting Taekwon-Do in the City of London.
April 23, 2013
From March 29th to April 2nd, ITF-TAO Pakistan organised the 2nd All Pakistan Junior Championships Taekwon-Do. It was a great event in which students from all over the Pakistan participated. Special guests included the Pakistan Sports Minister as well as many Members of Parliament. They expressed their appreciation for Original Taekwon-Do and the promotion of ITF-TAO in Pakistan.
In total, there were 450 Junior Competitors whoparticipated in the Championships. The great work of the umpires and their collaboration during all the 5 days of competition was thanked by President of ITF-TAO Pakistan Mr. RANA SADAQAT ALI. It was a great successful event, and all of the winners were awarded Medals and certificates. A thank you goes to all those who made this championship remarkable.