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ITF Union International Events, where all Taekwon-Do practitioners come together as one family. Our organization offers a wide range of events, including National, International, European, Panamerican, Asian, African, and World championships. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or just starting out on your Taekwon-Do journey, our events are open to all and provide an opportunity for growth and camaraderie in our martial arts community

Senior Degree Test

ITF Union Black Belts are held to the highest standards, being graded by our esteemed 7th, 8th and 9th Degree Examiners, ensuring that only the most deserving individuals receive their well-deserved ranks. Join us at ITF Union International Exams and embark on a journey towards mastery in martial arts.

IIC’s

International Instructor Courses are hosted by our Grand Masters in various countries across the year. Like all events hosted by our membership we welcome every ITF group as our open door policy is dedicated to the founders last wish.

ITF Union a – Taekwon-Do Body

The union’s commitment to preserving the traditional values and techniques of Taekwon-Do is evident in its strict adherence to the Original International TaekwonDo Federation. This ensures that members of ITF Union are trained in the most authentic and original form of Taekwon-Do, keeping alive the legacy of General Choi Hong Hi.

This dedication to preserving the art has earned ITF Union a reputation as one of the most respected and influential Taekwon-Do bodies in the world. ITF Union’s impact is far-reaching, with its presence felt in over 100 countries worldwide. Its members come from diverse backgrounds, but they are united by their love for Taekwon-Do and their shared mission to promote peace, respect, and harmony through martial arts.

Through their events and championships, ITF Union brings people of different cultures, languages, and nationalities together, creating a global community that celebrates the beauty and discipline of Taekwon-Do. Joining ITF Union is not just about becoming a part of a prestigious organization, but it is also about becoming part of a family. The union’s members share a strong bond, and they support and uplift each other to reach new heights in their TaeKwon-Do journey. With ITF Union, every member is valued, and every individual’s growth and development is a top priority.

In conclusion, ITF Union is more than just a Taekwon-Do body – it is a symbol of unity, excellence, and tradition. Its commitment to preserving the teachings of General Choi Hong Hi and promoting the art of Taekwon-Do has made it a leading force in the martial arts community. As the world continues to face challenges and divisions, organizations like ITF Union play a vital role in bringing people together and promoting peace and harmony through the practice of Taekwon-Do. So, step into the world of ITF Union today and be a part of a global community dedicated to the art of Taekwon-Do.

What is the ITF Union?

It was created with the following goals:

1. Follow the teachings of General Choi from a technical and “moral culture” standpoint.

2. Maintain high technical standards and help promote a better understanding of General Choi’s Taekwon-Do by conducting high quality seminars and courses under the auspicious of World famous Masters and Grandmasters.

3. Organise regional and World championships that create a sense of brotherhood. We are one family!

4. Our vision is one of non interference in the national affairs of our members. We do however adhere to strict timeline in terms of Dan/Degree promotions.

The Executives

Each and every member of the esteemed ITF Union Executive has been elevated to the revered rank of 9th Degree Grandmaster by a Korean pioneer of ITF Taekwon-Do. This characteristic holds great significance within our close-knit family. We take immense pride in our rich lineage and storied past. The Promotion Committee diligently upholds the prescribed rank progression timeline set by General Choi, honoring his legacy.

A fresh start

Join our growing family now! If you have been struggling in you current Taekwon-Do group and you feel you need to give yoursself a fresh start with a NEW future, look no further.  Join the ITF UNION and become a driving force in one of the world’s most dynamic an innovative martial arts organisations.  Simply use our contacts page and register your interest.  You will be asked to forward the following information:

Proof of all grades up to current degree.  If you are a 5th Degree for example, we need 5 separate jpegs of your certificates as proof of rank.  The ITF UNION strictly follows the correct timeline for all rank promotion.

  • We have many groups in all countries that are working together and forming one body, but also in many countries there are independents who operate alone. However, if you choose to be independent (i.e. a direct member) you will not lose any benefits as this is our policy.
  • You can still take part in events being hosted by the main groups and just network with them. ITF Union is about freedom, so we will not tie you down.

We are a non profit making International ITF body, therefore there are no joining fees. We have seen many NEW ITF groups appear since the founders’ passing and seen the same policy used on most. ITF Union is about freedom and choice, therefore there is no joining fee as we are about putting TaeKwondo back together and not creating more divides.

  • ITF Union is about freedom. As an example, our members based in the U.K and other countries host many Open events over the year, attracting many practitioners. This also includes practitioners from outside of ITF Union.
  • ITF Union encourage its members to organize events helping to unite the Taekwon-Do practitioners from any ITF body.
  • ITF Union Executive Board organizes World events like World Championships and World Cups by having agreements with organizers willing to host such a Championship.
  1. This information will be supplied once you have e-mailed your interest.
  2. We will not publish that you have applied for membership until you have made your final decision.
  3. Your initial enquiry is confidential until you make the decision to join our family

 

Degree Requirements 15/05/20

  • 1st to 2nd degree – 1.5 years (a candidate testing for 2nd degree must be minimum 13 years of age)
  • 2nd to 3rd degree – 2 years
  • 3rdto 4th degree – 3 years (a candidate testing for 4th degree must have at least 21 years old)
  • 4th to 5th degree – 4 years
  • 5th to 6th degree – 5 years
  • 6th to 7th degree – 6 years (a candidate for 7th degree must be at least 38 years old)
  • 7th to 8th degree – 7 years
  • 8th to 9th degree – 8 years (a candidate for 9th degree must be at least 55 years old)

Deduction time

In order to receive a deduction time between degree only those participating at an IIC may deduct a maximum period from 3 to 6 months during their waiting time for any new degree.

There is NO obligation to participate at an IIC however, it is highly recommended.

Deduction schedule

3rd to 4th degree

  1. Participation at one IIC / 3 months reduction during waiting time.
  2. Participation at a second IIC / 4 months reduction during waiting time.
  3. Participation at a 3rd IIC / 5 months reduction during waiting time.
  4. Participation at a 4th IIC / 6 months reduction during waiting time.

 

4th to 5th degree

  1. Participation at one IIC / 3 months reduction during waiting time.
  2. Participation at a second IIC / 4 months reduction during waiting time.
  3. Participation at a 3rd IIC / 5 months reduction during waiting time.
  4. Participation at a 4th IIC / 6 months reduction during waiting time.

 

5th to 6th degree

  1. Participation at one IIC / 3 months reduction during waiting time.
  2. Participation at a 2nd IIC / 4 months reduction during waiting time.
  3. Participation at a 3rd IIC / 5 months reduction during waiting time.
  4. Participation at a 4th IIC / 6 months reduction during waiting time.

 

6th to 7th degree

  1. Participation at one IIC / 3 months reduction during waiting time.
  2. Participation at a 2nd IIC / 4 months reduction during waiting time.
  3. Participation at a 3rd IIC / 5 months reduction during waiting time.
  4. Participation at a 4th IIC / 6 months reduction during waiting time.

 

7th to 8th degree

  1. Participation at one IIC / 3 months reduction during waiting time.
  2. Participation at a 2nd IIC / 4 months reduction during waiting time.
  3. Participation at a 3rd IIC / 5 months reduction during waiting time.
  4. Participation at a 4th IIC / 6 months reduction during waiting time.

 

8th to 9th degree

  1. Participation at one IIC / 3 months reduction during waiting time.
  2. Participation at a 2nd IIC / 4 months reduction during waiting time.
  3. Participation at a 3rd IIC / 5 months reduction during waiting time.
  4. Participation at a 4th IIC / 6 months reduction during waiting time.

N.B.; to receive a reduction any participant from 3rd to 9th degree must be in possession of the teaching licence.

 

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